Thank you for your Prayer Request

Your Prayer has been sent to our Prayer Team. A member of our Prayer Team will open the request and will begin praying in agreement with you. These prayer team members are volunteers who have signed up to pray that day, often while fasting for you.

“Is this not the fast which I choose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6

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The Most Effective Prayers

In order to help you even more, we have put together this valuable information that should help you better understand prayer.

“My people perish for a lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6

“If you abide in My Word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32

  • You don’t need to keep praying the same prayer.

Lord Teach us to Pray. Growing up, I was taught at an early age to keep praying over and over, praying “The Our Father” which many Christians also refer to as “The Lord’s Prayer.” Yet it wasn’t until I was grown and began reading the Bible myself that I noticed where the prayer was found in the Bible, and then what baffled me is that Jesus told His disciples NOT to repeat prayers like the heathens do.

Matthew 6:6-34—

It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”

When you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

“Pray, then, in this way:

‘Our Father who is in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

‘Your kingdom come.

Your will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

‘Give us this day our daily bread.

‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from  evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]

It’s clear from this account that The Lord’s Prayer / The Our Father, was never meant to be prayed over and over again “as the heathens do.” Instead, Jesus was giving us an example of what to include in your prayer, such as praying for the Father’s will.

What if you could go and talk to God, and ask Him for something, would you stand there and repeat prayers like you would a poem, or would you instead simply talk to Him and explain how you felt? Right. You would instead pour out your heart, and not for a second would you believe that if you said the same prayer over and over and over for a certain amount of times that only then would He finally hear you and answer you.

“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened. Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?  Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” (Luke 11:9,10 NASB)

Once you’ve prayed, in faith, you can trust He is going to answer you, and therefore you can let it rest.

Exodus 14:13—

“Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today..."

2 Chronicles 20:17—

You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf . . . Do not fear or be dismayed . . . the Lord is with you.”

Ephesians 6:12 KJV—

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

  • You don’t need us or anyone else to pray FOR you.

Though the church and Christians are conditioned to run to others asking for prayer, like so many other things we've been taught and assumed were correct, the Bible says something entirely different:

Read Matthew 6:6 King James Version (KJV)

"But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."

God wants you to come to Him and trust that He loves you enough to answer your prayers. Also, if you take time to talk to Him and bring your concerns and desires to Him, He also can tell you what is up ahead, to prepare and guide you! No one else can do that, right?

Isaiah 45:11 says—
"Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: 'Ask Me about the things to come ...'"


“Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you"—Isaiah 42:9

 

"Your ears will hear a word behind you, 'This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left'"—Isaiah 30:21

 

“I proclaim to you new things from this time, Even hidden things which you have not known"—Isaiah 48:6

Even though the first books we published speak about finding someone to pray with, we found that Erin and the others who experienced a RESTORED marriage didn't need anyone to pray for them or with them, but instead He gave us the desires of our hearts, by making Him number 1 in our lives.

“Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4

 

Appointed Time and the Power of Praise

As we said, we are so thankful that you've entrusted our Prayer Team with your request. We also want to explain briefly about the importance of Praise, rather than to keep asking, pleading and praying the same prayer. Instead, believe He has heard and will answer at the “appointed time," since sometimes He needs us to wait for our miracle to be experienced.

“Then the LORD answered me and said, 'Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay’” Habakkuk 2:2-3

Isaiah 64:4—"For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him."

Isaiah 30:18—“Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.”

Isaiah 40:31 KJV—“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

2 Corinthians 2:11—See that “no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

One of the enemy’s schemes is to lie and make you believe He hasn’t heard you, especially when He wants you to wait and instead PRAISE Him.

There’s an amazing book on the Power of Praise, called, Prison to Praise that will help you learn and use the principle of “praise in all things,” which brings results that can only be explained as miraculous!

So rather than praying the same thing, learn to praise Him.

 

Prayer Journal

In addition, since He always answers, the best way to build your faith is to keep a prayer journal. Write or record what you have asked, include the promises from the Bible, and then leave space to write down how He answers your prayer!

Habakkuk 2:2-3—

“Then the LORD answered me and said, 'Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.’”

Prayer Tree: If you have younger children consider building a Prayer Tree to not only build their faith, but your faith as well. Click here: Prayer Tree for directions.

Also there ARE many reasons WHY your prayers may NOT been answered.       

The most important is:

  • You have NOT forgiven others.

For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. Matthew 6:14

Another common reason is sin.

  • You have not confessed your sins.

1 John 1:9—“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

James 5:16—“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much.”

2 Chronicles 7:14—“If...My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

We hope that this information on PRAYER has helped to encourage you; realize:

  • You don’t need to keep praying the same prayer.
  • You don’t need us or anyone else to pray FOR you.
  • You need to forgive others and confess your sins
  • You need to Praise God and trust in Him

 

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If you’d like to learn more about prayer, please be sure you take advantage of our many course, FREE Courses for Women and for MEN that cover reasons for needing prayer, such as: divorce, a spouse who is unfaithful, other marriage struggles, how to deal with our own sins, and even lessons on financial issues that are most often rooted in ignorance of God’s spiritual laws. “My people perish for a lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)