Prayer

The most important thing a born again Christian can do is to pray – Chuck Smith

Genuine and sincere prayer to God reflects the reality that Christianity is not a religion, but rather, a relationship. It is also a conduit through which God chooses to openly display Himself in the lives of His children by wonderful and miraculous works. Of course, to have this prayer relationship with God you must first believe in the Gospel. It’s through personal faith in the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ that you are forgiven, cleansed of your sins and enabled to enter the presence of God in prayer. While your prayer life is a daily dialogue with God it is also a daily discipline. Jesus exhorted His disciples to get alone with God, to avoid pretentious prayers full of empty, heartless repetition. Prayer should be dynamic and multi-faceted. In fact, He gave his disciples a model prayer as an outline to follow in Matthew 6:5-15.

1. Relationship: Our Father in heaven. Remember that having believed in Jesus and His gospel you now approach God as His child. You don’t come on the basis of your work but on the basis of His work for you.

2. Reverence: Hallowed be your name. While we can be genuine and sincerely open with God without pretense, we remember simultaneously that we are addressing the Holy God who is the Maker of the universe and also our Maker. Therefore, we honor Him and remember that His very name is holy and to be hallowed. In a Christian culture that has gone overboard in an effort to make God relevant and relatable, we need to consider the words of the seraphim that fly around His throne day and night declaring, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD of Hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3).

3. Submission: Your kingdom come Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. As Kingdom Citizens we are no longer pursuing our kingdom but His kingdom. Our chief desire is to see God’s will come to pass on earth in our generation. We have aligned ourselves with what matters to Him and have consequently submitted and surrendered completely to Him.

4. Dependence: Give us this day our daily bread. Humble dependence upon God was the pattern that Jesus laid down for us to follow. The truth is that as much as we would like to think we are in control, that is simply an illusion. GOD IS IN CONTROL. As we acknowledge this we learn daily, humble dependence upon Him to supply our needs and avoid the tendency to live independently from Him. You may be a mover and a shaker, you may have great position and influence, but the truth is you cannot even breathe without Him.

5. Confession: And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Confession of your sins is where your relationship with God began but it is a continuous part of your relationship with Him. Daily confession cleanses you, reminds you of the importance of walking in righteousness, and helps you to remember how grave the issue of sin is to God. Your sin is what sent Christ to the cross.

6. Deliverance: Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Paul said that our weapons of warfare are not fleshly in nature but mighty in God (2 Corinthians 10:4). God is your deliverer. He delivers you to victory over your adversary but that battle is not won in your power. It is won in His power. It is not a physical fight. It is a spiritual fight against wicked principalities and powers. And Christ alone has the power to make you more than a conqueror (Ephesians 6:10-20, Zechariah 4:6, Romans 8:37).

7. Worship: For Yours is the kingdom, power, glory forever AMEN. Worship is often consigned to corporate gatherings, but the adoration of God and the exaltation and affirmation of His beauty and magnificence is daily and forever. It is so important to get our eyes off of ourselves and our struggles and onto the Incomparable One. Your greatest need is to worship and you have been created to worship the Triune God.

8. Integrity: If you do not forgive others neither will your Father in heaven forgive you. God’s expectation is that as you come to Him asking for forgiveness, grace, and mercy, you are also freely giving those to the people who are asking you for them! Jesus was adamant about His disdain for hypocrisy and double standards in the lives of His disciples.

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Abigail

Please pray for my husband Daniel who is sick. I have hurt my foot and can barely walk. Thank you for your prayers!

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Rosanne

Please pray for my daughter and son in law who have COVID. My daughter also broke her ankle and is unable to work. Please for my roommates family as well!

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Anonymous

Dear Heavenly Father,

Lord Jesus I love you. Father God I know that you brought my Henry Danilo Aguilar into mine and Gigi’s lives. Jesus please forgive me for any sin I have in my life and for any responsibility I hold for the destruction of our relationship. Jesus please in your name father, bring him back into our lives for reconciliation. True healing. We decided to stay as best friends, but please Jesus open up his heart. Remove any pride, anger, or pain he has in his heart towards me. Jesus I ask in your name for a miracle that he will reach out to me. I pray that your hand will be in it. I pray that you will walk with us and that we will hold you above us and leader of our relationship. I pray Lord that we would move towards marriage together. I would love to have a baby this year to join GMH - Natalia. God I know that this would have to be nothing but your works and a pure miracle. I pray that anyone who reads this will be in agreement with me Jesus. I pray that during this time of separation from loving one another in an amorous way that you are working on both of our hearts. That you are refining us so that one day soon this year we will serve you. Jesus please. I beg this of you and pray with tears. God give me peace. . Give me direction. Help me Jesus to trust this to you. To give you him Henry Danilo Aguilar. Holy Spirit please intervene on my behalf. I ask this Father in your precious Holy Name. By your blood. Thank you for everything Lord. Forgive us. Protect us. Please. Amen.

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Desiree

I am sick and need to be healed without medical intervention. My heart is full of anxiety and it hasn't been all year long. Please pray for peace, also peace In my home. My brother in law live here and brings a lot. Including this cold or whatever it is.

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L. Chandler V.

Please add me to your healing prayer list and pray for us!

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Anonymous

Please left up Jerry & Reina who are working on immigration separation, need prayer to join them back together. Their family needs to be together , I work with Jerry and he misses his family in Mexico. Trying to get them here with him. Please pray.

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Michelle L.

I am in need for a job. Please pray.

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Roy Flowers

I need prayers badly Iv been separated from my wife for months. Having feelings that she Might have cheated On me. I feel so alone an empty. I have no family here an only know people from my work. I have two little girls that I only get to see on the weekends. I don’t know if my wife ever wanted to get back together with me and if she did if I would want to even get back together with her long story short I cry in my truck before work almost every day. I miss my wife I still love her but I’m afraid to get back together with her if it ever came to that point. I ask God for help everyday. Thank you to anyone who reads this an would pray for for me.

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Anonymous

God I hope everything goes normal with mommy and Henboy like he used to say babe to mommy sometimes he calls me princess g and he used to call us every morning we played we did jokes so god make sure that happens and I want a little sister covid to stop an mommy and daddy can be friends. Amen

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Monica C

Dear God,

I sincerely pray for healing to finally come into my relationship with the love of my life Henry Danilo Aguilar. Please come into both our hearts and make us feel again that one true, sacred love that brought us together in the first place.

I know that if a love is really true, then it will always be there, perhaps just buried under the pain, hurt, fear, doubt and all other negativity that hound us flawed beings at times. May we both realize that what we have is worth fighting for and to simply let go is taking the easy way out. Please make us realize that we can go through this together, holding hands, with Your love and guidance.

I love him so much, dear God, and for us to be together in love’s purest form is the greatest offering that we could ever give you and the world. Please heal us of both our ‘pathologies’ and personal demons and make us realize that we glorify you and your Love by strengthening this bond and connection that we share, by not taking each other for granted, and by holding on to each other at this most critical of times.

Please, dear God, all my life I’ve searched for this one true, great love and I know deep in my heart and in the serenity of my soul that I have found it in him, my best friend and love. Thank you for the blessings and for the gift of love. Amen

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