Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual
and the community must enter every day.
and the community must enter every day.
Before You Ask
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:7-8)
Many people think their prayers won’t work if they don’t utter them clearly enough, or fail to explain to God exactly what they mean, or don’t speak loudly enough to him with sufficient earnestness. But when this happens, prayer becomes so exaggerated that our Savior even forbids it.
Obviously Jesus does not want to discourage us from praying. His point is that when we pray we must have a sense of proportion. Once we have prayed, we must be quiet. We need to be like the farmer who has sown his seed. Help will come only when you are quiet in faith. Also in your sickness or with other needs, learn to be still and look to the Kingdom of God.
We can share our needs with the Father in a few words, without making a fuss, and rest assured that God already knows what we need and what he will do to help us. We don’t have to explain our requests in great detail to God, or try and make quite sure that he knows our needs. God knows about even the smallest matters and takes them straight into his heart. We can turn to him by glancing Heavenward, with no words at all. We can do this even when we pray about something concrete and tangible, or about something that specifically troubles us. We may realize that what we thought we needed is actually not necessary and that we can find a way right in the midst of how things are now.
This doesn’t mean that we just let things happen – as if everything will come of its own accord without our longing for it. Nor should we just cast a brief and hurried request at God’s feet. When this happens, we too easily lose sight of God, assume that everything comes to us without his help, and we forget to thank him. Then we cease to have a believing heart and are consequently not true children of God.
Jesus said, “Before you ask him.” Therefore we do need to make our requests known to him, otherwise many things will not be given that could have been given. It never displeases God when we come to him with our heartfelt requests. A real child asks for everything, knowing God has an ear for him. We should bring all our burdens and needs to him, for at the very least this helps to make us ever more aware that in all things God is the giver.
God always has our interest in mind. He carries our various needs with fatherly concern, eagerly waiting for us to come to him. He has not forgotten us. And when we feel tempted to think so, then all the more we should remember that he knows it all and cares for us. In fact, he knows much more about us and our needs than we do. Simple, childlike prayer is enough to move his heart, give you something out of the fullness of his compassion, and save you from all sorts of fear and trouble.
(Johann Christoph Blumhardt)
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Pray for me to be delivered from demonic possession and oppression. drug withdrawal, sexual perversion, rejection, unforgiveness, ungodly soul ties, doublemindedness, depression, party spirit, indifference, mental strongholds, etc.). Anxiety, depression, fear, type one diabetes, and possible hepatitis c Pray for a true life-changing experience that will cause her to completely submit to GOD.
Received: December 4, 2019
Hi. I have a loving and sweet Maine Coon cat who is 12 years old. He has chronic kidney failure and heart murmur as well. He had subcutaneous fluids today and is on meds. The vet said that she hopes he gets better by Monday or Tuesday. Please pray that my cat gets better. So I don’t need to pay thousand dollars on more tests or meds. Thank you so much. God bless.
Received: November 30, 2019
Prayer for Shandia Sinclair to be delivered from demonic possession and oppression. (alcoholism, drug addiction, sexual perversion, rejection, unforgiveness, ungodly soul ties, doublemindedness, depression, party spirit, indifference, mental strongholds, etc.). Pray for a true life-changing experience that will cause her to completely submit to GOD.
Received: November 11, 2019
Please pray for my husband, Steve Barney, who has pancreatic cancer.
Received: November 9, 2019
Please stand in prayer for my protection while I pray over the building and management where I live, both are filled with evil and witchcraft and these spirits need to leave now in the -name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. These spirits have been at work here at. 845 Spruce Street and 321 Mesa, Colorado Springs, for a long time and all the innocent people here can feel the evil vibes thank you for sharing this. Sharon
Received: November 5, 2019
Please pray for my family tree and my husband Bernie's family tree.
Received: October 23, 2019
healing & relief of painful bladder condition plus recent diagnosis of early parkinsons
Received: September 24, 2019
I want God to transform my life. My life has been plagued with fear, evil foreboding, and mine-binding spirt.
I have never been on this path before.
I had lost hope and trust.
Received: September 10, 2019
Prayer List of Names for Salvation, Deliverance, Protection, and Spiritual Growth/Ware-fare
Valeri, Brad, Ashley, Blake, Vivian, Jimmy, Dade, Tanya, Samantha, Brittney, Stacy, Jeff, Decota, Amy, Braelon, Charlee, Kinley, Brady, VJ, Valen, Vaughn, Vito, Cheryl, Ross, Michelle, Cookie, Ross Jr, Lisa M.
Lisa B. Lilia, Katharine, James, Danny, Becky, Carmen, Ginger, Nichole, Jase, Alyssa, Shelby, Baylor, Brentley, Isiaiah, James, Jeremy, Damon, Damien, Chandler, Patrick, Angel, Christian, Mary, Greg, Marissa, Trenton, Nathan W. Nathan Cotton, Jason, Sharon, Amelia, Skully, Chasidy, Kaci, Steve, Terri, Cain, Pete, Julie, Mary P. Wesley H.
Dennis P. Gerry Faye P.
Bless All the names above and cover each one of them in your precious blood, Lord Jesus. Soften their hearts. Draw them closer to you. Deliver them from evil. Restore their salvation and have mercy upon their souls in Jesus Name Amen
Thank you Jesus!
It is not your will for anyone to perish.
Received: August 30, 2019
[We read] In the King James Bible, Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none."
O God, please help us and teach us to build a wall [of prayer] around the USA, Canada, Poland and Great Britain. Are you ready to stand in the gap, where God is the Helper and Teacher?
Please pray that Great Britain, Poland, the USA/Canada would overcome for: (The Acts 26.18).
* Poland, pray for freedom from dead religion to saving faith of Jesus Christ as the Saviour and the Lord by faith only,
* the Church in the USA & Canada & Great Britain – Pray for repentance and cleansing of the church - Matt. 3.12 "Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
* my family:
1. Stir up the hearts of my family for ministry for me, my wife Dorothy, our daughter Ann, and our sons Peter and Daniel - "..but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24.15
2. Pray for God's will, wisdom, discernment, revelation and recognition for me and my family; I ask God for Edmund’s work situation, God's direction for Edmund , Dorothy, Peter, Daniel and Ann (also God's protection over the company where she works),
3. God's order in my work. I ask God for great wisdom at my work. Blessings and the knowledge of Jesus Christ for my bosses. Thank God for the continuation of my work.
Edmund & Dorothy Krzeminski