Sunday Service:Conditions to Answered Prayer Pt1

Prayer

We invite you to join us for prayer every Tuesday through Saturday morning .

Call our Live PrayerBlast TeleConference line at 515-606-5187 Access Code 234693.

You can listen and pray along anytime if you missed prayer time by calling Playback number: (515) 606-5287 Access Code: 234693#

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Prayer times are scripture-fed and Spirit-led, designed to spark a heart of personal renewal and restoration. Live prayer times are:

 Tuesday through Friday 5:30am to 6am (EST).

We believe in the power of prayer. Prayer is the genius and mainspring of life. We pray as we live; we live as we pray. Life will never be finer than the quality of a person’s prayer life.

God’s Word tells us: “Ask of me and I will make the nations your inheritance, and the ends of the earth your possession.” (Psalm 2:8). Awesome things occur when God’s people come together in prayer. The Bible says that "if two [or more] of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19) (Emphasis added)

The Bible tells us: “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken." (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT)

As God’s children we are not alone in this world, even though some may be alone physically. God loves us and is always there, but He also commands us to lift up one another and comfort one another. What better way than prayer? As believers we are strong individually, but we are stronger as a group. God's Word assures us: "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." (Proverbs 27:17)  

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Daily Prayer: What Jesus Said and Did

Jesus taught us the importance of daily prayer. He said, “Always pray and never give up” (Luke 18:1). He also said to converse with God day and night (Luke 18:7). When He taught His disciples to ask God for their daily needs (Luke 11:3).

Jesus prayed at His baptism (Luke 3:21).

As He faced His passion and on the cross, Jesus prayed in agony all the more earnestly (Luke 22:44). 

In the Garden of Gethsemane, He prayed, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me" (Matthew 26:39). Then, as He hung on the cross, His first statement was, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do" (Luke 23:34). Later He prayed, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (Matthew 27:46).

He prayed during sad times, like at the tomb of His friend Lazarus. Before He raised Lazarus from the dead, He spoke first to His Father, saying, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me" (John 11:41–42). Then He shouted, "Lazarus, come forth!" And that is exactly what Lazarus did.

He prayed all night before He chose His disciples. (Luke 6:12).

When Jesus fed the five thousand, He prayed asking God's blessing on the five loaves and two fish that were brought to Him (see Matthew 14:19).

Children were brought to Jesus so He could lay His hands on them and pray for them (see Matthew 19:13).

"Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed" (Luke 5:16). He sent the crowds away and “went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray” (Matthew 14:23). Jesus rose "very early in the morning" and "went off to a solitary place where He prayed" (Mark 1:35).

The writer of Hebrews captured Jesus prayer life while here on earth in Hebrews 5:7 : "During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission".

So if Jesus felt the necessity to pray constantly, then how much more should we? Pray all the time. Pray about all things. He has given us that example to follow. And we, too, need to be people of prayer.