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2012…More Prayer Is Needed! by E. Davenport January 1, 2011

January 1, 2012

I was in the wilderness for ten years.    Very few people will admit that.    I would not want to go through that again.   Part of it was my fault and part of it was not.  But, during that time, I had a very serious illness in which God spared my life.  During that time as a part of my recovery some wonderful things happened to me.  By the time it was all over, I not only was ready for God to use me; but I was consumed with fire.

 

In the midst of it all, I developed  a heart for prayer.  Over the years, I have found that prayer works, it changes things, it brings results, increases faith, is habit forming, brings peace and will absolutely bring you in the presence of God! 

 

So…though many prophecies talk about the good plans that God has for the individuals in the body of Christ…we need to pray so that we may KNOW where to go, what to do and When.  God knows the why and over time, if you will listen…I promise that you will come to a proper understanding!

 

Matthew 6 (New International Version)

Matthew 6

Giving to the Needy

1“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Prayer

5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,[a]
but deliver us from the evil one.[b]

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.  MATTHEW 6

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