2 Samuel 7:27
And now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant. Now therefore, let it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue before You forever; for You, O Lord GOD, have spoken it, and with Your blessing let the house of Your servant be blessed forever."
Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks. You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
Then Jesus told them, “I assure you, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,’ and it will happen. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
1 John 5:14-15
And we can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we know he is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that he will give us what we ask for.
1 Peter 3:12
The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil.”
I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
( Prayer should include praise )
My God, my God ! Why have you forsaken me ? Why do you remain so distant ? Why do you ignore my cries for help ? Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night you hear my voice, but I find no relief. Yet you are holy. The praises of Israel surround your throne.
( True faith, like David’s, allows for questioning God. It does not, however, remove our need to trust him or to praise him. The next time you’re really down, make up your mind that you’re going to find a way to praise him anyway and I’ll bet he “blesses your socks off” ! )
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be astounded. They will put their trust in the Lord.
O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried out to you day and night. Now hear my prayer; listen to my cry.
For my life is full of troubles, and death draws near.
O Lord, I cry out to you. I will keep on pleading day by day.
Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.
Morning, noon, and night I plead aloud in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice.
One day soon afterward Jesus went to a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night.
( Sometimes the battle calls for extraordinary measures ! )
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it.
For what great nation has a god as near to them as the Lord our God is near to us whenever we call on him?
Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me. Morning, noon, and night I plead aloud in my distress,
and the Lord hears my voice. He rescues me and keeps me safe from the battle waged against me,
even though many still oppose me.
Psalm 65:1-2, 5
What mighty praise, O God, belongs to you in Zion. We will fulfill our vows to you, for you answer our prayers, and to you all people will come. ...5 You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior.
You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord; hear my urgent cry. I will call to you whenever trouble strikes,
and you will answer me.
The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him sincerely. He fulfills the desires of those
who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
Cry out for insight and understanding. 4Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.
We can gather our thoughts, but the Lord gives the right answer.
Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.
I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking to me about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
If you need wisdom—if you want to know what God wants you to do—ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.
Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope.
Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee,
send now prosperity. (kjv)
submitted by ANN SIMPSON
©Prayer Warriors of the World
PO Box 403375 - Hesperia, Ca. 92345-3375
Website Designed by: Renee E. Belleville Hosted by: Got-Internet