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Prayer of Faith

Prayer of Faith – Your own personal prayer, Pray to the Father in the Name of Jesus is praying in his honor as a recipient of his good works. Using the name of Jesus in prayer is not the key that our request will be granted. We could pray directly to God the Father and in His time and ways our prayers will be granted. Jesus said in John 16:23-24  “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. ” This seems that our prayer is not reaching the ears of heaven and redirecting us to go back what Jesus said; Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” This statement lead us to the sermon on the mount, Matthew 5:20 that our righteousness must exceed even the righteousness of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law. To be declared righteous by God is to receive grace through faith. Believing in Jesus we can have life- John 20:31. People need to repent and be baptized by the Holy Spirit to have a change of hearts and minds. The bottom line , we pray and worship only the Father and we give honor to the Son while allowing the Holy Spirit to work within us .

Prayer of Agreement – Two or more in agreement ( Matthew 18:20 )Prayer of Intercession – Praying for somebody else (John 17:6-26)

Petition Prayer – Binding and Loosing prayer ( 1John 14-15 , Mathew 21:22, Mark 11:24 )

Praise or Worship – Not asking for anything ( Philippians4:6, Ephesians 5:20 )

Consecration and Dedication – No basis in the covenant privilege (“If it will be thy will” ). ( Luke 22:42 )

“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” “And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.” Matthew 6: 6-7  

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

We have two admonitions from the Lord 1) Do not be hypocrites in our prayer and 2) do not be like heathen the way we pray.

Those who pray with improper motives have their reward-like those who do charitable deeds with improper motives. From the motives for praying, Jesus turned to methods of praying. Why one prays determines how one prays. Nothing is wrong with repeating prayers (Matthew 26:39, 42, 44). Here Jesus was referring to the empty recitation of words.

Matthew 6:7-10 In this manner does not mean to pray using only these words, but to pray in this way. People often reduce this prayer to empty recitation-exactly what the Lord said not to do. The prayer is composed of six requests. The first three ask for the kingdom to come and the last three are for God to meet the needs of His people until the kingdom arrives.  

Jesus said the heathen think they will be heard by their gods because of their repetitious praying, some of this thinking has sifted to some Christian thinking, their lengthy and repeated calling on God. They repeat the same prayer, same phrases and words, some have this idea that if they prayed loud and long enough God could talk to hearing them. But God is not going to hear you because you pray loud or quietly. It is your faith that God hears. He hears you because you believe Him when you pray according to His Word.

Mathew7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you, seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Mathew 6:6 “But thou, when thou pray, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which see in secret shall reward thee openly.”

Jesus said unto him,”If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” Mark 9:23

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. II Corinthian 4:18

James 5:13-16 Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise.

:14 Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
:15 and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.
:16 Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man avail much in its working.

Answered Prayer

Follow what the Scripture told us to do and our prayer will be heard- English Standard Version (ESV)Mark 11:24  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

1 John 5:14-15  And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

John 15:7  If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Matthew 7:7  “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Hebrews 11:6  And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

John 15:16  You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

Jeremiah 33:3  Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not know

Isaiah 65:24  Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.

1 John 3:22  And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

Psalm 37:4  Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

James 5:16  Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

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 and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Jeremiah 29:12  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

John 16:23-24  In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

Matthew 21:22  And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Matthew 18:19  Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

Philippians 4:6-7  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 40:1  To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 91:15  When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

1 John 5:14  And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Acts 10:30-31  And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God.

1 Timothy 2:8-15  I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.

Psalm 138:3  On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.

Job 42:10  And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

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