Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Communication With God

Prayer is communication with God as we turn our hearts, minds, spirits,and thoughts toward Him.  Prayer is a form of worship. We bow before our awesome God with a humble and contrite heart. We bring God our adoration in prayer and praise to Him. We also seek and find, ask and receive, knock and have opened to us.[Matt. 7:7-8]

There is no greater calling for the believer than  the place of prayer. Psalm 27:8 tells us that it is the Holy Spirit of God that takes the initiative in our prayer lives. The Holy Spirit births within us desire to seek the things of God and to know Him.  God can use us despite how we may have messed up our life. The Lord will lift us up out of our problems because He wants to use us in His kingdom. He does this for His names sake.[Ezekiel 36:22,23]

Following are some different, scriptural kinds of prayer:
   1- Prayer of authority; binding and loosing:  Matt. 12:29   Matt.16:19
   2- Prayer of agreement: Matt. 18:19,20  Acts 4:31 
   3- The prayer of faith petition:  Mark 11:22-24   John 15:7
   4- Prayer of thanksgiving, Praise and worship:  2 Chronicles 20:20-22   Psalm 100:4,5
   5- Prayer of commitment, consecration and dedication:  Rom. 12:1,2   Matt. 26:39
   6- The prayer of intercession:  Ezekiel 22:30  Rom. 8: 26,27
   Another example of the prayer of intercession is in 1 Timothy 2: 1-3 and Rom. 8:34
   7- Prayer in the Holy Spirit: 1 Cor. 14:2-4, 14, 15

Let me encourage you to take the time to communicate with God in prayer Today.

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