Teach Us To Pray [PART 10]

Teach Us To Pray [PART 10]

Topic: Teach Us To Pray {10}

Sub-topic: The Act of Prayer

Bible text: Jame5:16

In the last part of this series, we discussed on the Cooperate/Agreement art of prayer where brethren of like-minded fellowship together in one Faith, Spirit and Vision. It’s the last art of prayers we highlighted from the beginning of this series.

Today we proceed to the act of prayer which is the third phenomenon precept mentioned in the introduction of this topic. Prior to ACT, we have HEART and ART which we have looked at extensively in the past weeks. Trusting the Holy Spirit for perfect utterance as we round up on this topic and great unction is released upon every reader as you catch the spirit of ceaseless prayer.

“Confess your faults one to another, and PRAY one for another, that ye may be HEALED. The EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER of a RIGHTEOUS man availeth MUCH.”{James5:16}.

The Act of Prayer is putting the Knowledge of Prayer into action. Prayer is a doing thing and not just a Name. We are born again to Pray and Reign because we are priest and king of Christ. {1Peter2:9-10, Rev5:9-10}.

There are two things that makes believers not prayerful:

The First is being Proactive in Prayer. This happens when we pray and we didn’t consider the foundation element of pure HEART and the right ART. There will be LESS result.

The Second is non-active in Prayer. This is when we know about the pure heart and right art of prayer but we are not praying. This makes us lack Dominion even though we have been given DOMINION. So it takes being Charge in Prayer to be In-Charge.

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An example of a Man of Prayer is given to us in Jam5:17-18:

“ELIAS was a MAN subject to like passions as we are, and he PRAYED EARNESTLY that it might not rain: and it RAINED NOT on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he PRAYED AGAIN, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her FRUIT.”

 Elijah will not open his eyes down to see the worship of Baal take over the worship of the true God in Israel, so he has to take charge in the place of prayer and his prayers were honoured anytime, anyday, anywhere {1Kings17-18, 2 Kings2:1-14}.

The Man that took over from him is also a Man of prayers because he did obtain the double portion of result that prophet Elijah got{2Kings2:14-25, 3-9}.

All the Heroes of Faith mentioned in the eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews were men and women of fervent prayer. Show me a Man that Prays earnestly and I will show you a Man that See the mighty hand and raw manifestation of God’s Power{John14:12-14, Acts4:31-33, 1 Cor14:18, Acts19:11}.

If we are Followers of Jesus and we’re conforming to His stature, we will pray as He prays:

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to PRAY, and continued ALL NIGHT in PRAYER to God.”{Luke6:12}.

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that MEN ought ALWAYS to PRAY, and not to FAINT”{Luke18:1}.

A Man that doesn’t pray always will definitely Faint someday. It’s effective earnest Prayer that separate the  MEN from the BOYS.

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SUPPLEMENT OF PRAYER

1. The Word of God: The number one and most effective supplement of prayer is the written and spoken word of God. Any prayer not accompanied with the established written word of God in the Bible is just a wishful thinking and acrobatic exercise {Matt4:4, Rom10:17, Josh1:8}.

2. Pure Heart: If I have a faith that can move mountains and I don’t have a pure heart, to see the hand of God is not possible.{Ps24:1-5, Isa59:1-2 Matt5:8, Heb12:14}.

3. Fasting: Fasting is not to bribe God. But it’s a means of subjecting our flesh and empowering our spirit man when praying. It easily makes us be in alignment with the move of the Spirit.

” And He said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”{Mark10:29}.

“And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.Being FORTY DAYS tempted of the devil. And in those days he did EAT nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered…And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. And Jesus returned in the POWER of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a FAME of him through all the region round about.”{Luke4:1-14}.

4. Hymns and Spiritual songs: This is singing the word of God in understanding and in tongues.

 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be FILLED with the SPIRIT; Speaking to yourselves in PSALMS and HYMNS and SPIRITUAL SONGS, SINGING and making MELODY in your HEART to the Lord”{Eph5:18-19}.

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When you sing in the word of God in understanding and in tongues, you will be full of Joy to pray always.{Col3:16, 1 Thess5:16-19}.

DON’TS OF PRAYER

1. Don’t pray for Showmanship {Matt6:6}

2. Don’t Pray without Faith and Knowledge {Matt6:7, James1:6-8}.

3. Don’t Pray for Selfish Motives {Matt6:8, James4:3}.

 REWARDS OF PRAYER

1. You’re strong in the Lord {Jude20, Eph6:10, Acts4:33}.

2. You have Knowledge about the future through Visions{Acts10:1-20, 2Kings6:12, Acts 9:9-12}.

3. You’re transfigured in the glory of the Lord{Exo34:28-30, Luke 3:21-22, Matt17:1-2}.

4. You have answers to your heart desires {Matt7:7-8, John14:13-14}.

5. Your Joy will be full{John16:24}.

6. You will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and the spirit realm always {Luke8:46, Gal5:16-25, Isa33:19}.

7. You will live a daily victorious life and be in Dominion {Gal2:19-20, Phil4:12-13, Rom8:37-39}.

8. You walk and work the supernatural { Mark16:17-18, Acts3:1-8, 4:31-33}.

9. You have understanding about the Kingdom {Heb5:13-14, Matt5-7,James1:5, Mark9:1-8}.

10. The Will of God will come to pass in your life and you will reign with Jesus eternally {Mark14:32-36, Matt25:1-13, Rev3:21-22}.

Verse of the day:

“Pray continually” {1Thess5:17}.

Action point: When you Pray earnestly, you do yourself and your generation good. It takes effective Prayer to reign in this world. { Isa40:31, Ezekiel22:30}.

Feel free to share as you are blessed.

Shalom!

©Oyekunle Sunday

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