New Testament Prayers

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There are some prayers embedded throughout the Bible. We’d focus on some from the New Testament especially the letters written to the Churches.

Ephesians 1:17-19:

“17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power”

Ephesians 3:16-19:

“16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

Colossians 1:9-14:

“9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”

The great thing is that you can personalise these prayers and put “me” where you see “you” and “my” wherever you see “your” and so on.

Food for thought:

If you notice, these three prayers are quite similar. The one from Colossians is like a mixture of the first two from Ephesians.

Life nugget:

The Word of God is the Will of God. A great way to pray is to pray His Word.

Prayer points from the Festival of Life

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I know not everybody was able to attend the Festival of Life (FoL), even those in the UK so I’d post the prayer points as given by the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) here.

  1. Praise God that He is here tonight <– I guess you can just thank God for His Presence wherever you are
  2. Father, Sovereign God, please prove Yourself in all my situations
  3. Father arise for me and give me comprehensive victory Continue reading

I don’t know how to pray (Part II)

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So there’s a 3-day, 7-day or 21-day Prayer and Fasting program in Church and every service, you pray for so long that you think to yourself “Ah! At least I don’t have to feel any guilt for not praying today.” You grin all through the service and then the Pastor comes up at the end and says: “The prayers that we have done here are not a substitute for your personal cry. When you get home, pray for nothing less than one hour.” Poker face.

From the comments in the previous post, I know many of us go through the same thing. But thank God! He doesn’t leave His children helpless. There are two things I recently discovered that have helped me and I share them with you now. Continue reading

Audio Post: Prayer of Deuteronomy 28

Audio Post: Prayer

God bless you.

Food for thought:

God’s prosperity plan is not a promise; it is a covenant- Bishop David Oyedepo

Life nugget:

Deuteronomy 8:18 “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”

Audio Post: Prayer of Leviticus 26

Audio Post: Prayer

I seem to be getting more of these audio prayers from my friend so I created a new Category: “Prayer Zone“. We pray to keep it updated by God’s grace.

Food for thought:

The first quarter of this Scripture (verses 1-13) deals with God’s blessings based on obedience. Now read the entire chapter.

Life nugget:

Keep to your part of the agreement.

Audio Post: Prayer of Psalm 91

I got this from a friend and I thought to share it with you (with his permission). Of course, this is not how HE really sounds.

Food for thought:

Compare Psalm 91:1 with Ephesians 2:6. Notice the “in Christ Jesus”? There’s no dwelling outside of Christ.

Life nugget:

Prayer works.