Why prayer?

Why prayer?

Has it ever crossed your mind why God needs us to offer prayers?

Paul Billheimer in his book, ‘Destined for the Throne’ states: ‘To enable his church to learn the technique of overcoming, God devised the method of prayer. God has given her the on-the-job training, by delegating to her the authority to enforce his will here on earth.

Billheimer goes onto say: “Christians are going to share with Jesus in ruling and reigning on the earth. Prayer is: in-service training in preparation for our ruling with Jesus on the earth.

1 Corinthians 6:2a say:. “Don’t you know that someday we Christians are going to judge and govern the world?”. TLB

 The PRAYER of a righteous man is powerful and effective.  James 5:16

Lord, teach me how to pray… – The Lord’s Prayer

OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME

Father, I honor and reverence and esteem and treasure, above all things, your great and holy Name. For you are my Righteousness, you are my Sanctification, you are my Peace, you are my Banner, you are my Provider, you are my Healer, you are my Shepherd and you are always with me.

YOUR KINGDOM COME

Father, cause your glorious, sovereign, kingly rule to hold sway, without obstruction, in my life today. I yield every area of my life to you – my partner, my children, my work, my church, my health and finances and pray that your Kingly reign and presence will be manifest in every area of our lives.

YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN

Please cause your all-wise, all-good, all-just and all-holy will to be done in my home and church, the way the angels do it perfectly and joyfully in heaven – and make it happen in me, so that I will have today; your love, your peace, your joy, your wisdom and perfect health and wholeness in my body.

GIVE ME THIS DAY MY DAILY BREAD

Father, thank you, for supplying all my needs today!  Please lead me in the best steps to take and help me to hear your voice clearly. May your favor rest upon me and that you’ll bless the work of my hands.

FORGIVE ME MY SINS AS I FORGIVE THE SINS OF OTHERS

And, Father, thank you for sending Jesus who shed his blood for my sins. Thank you for loving and forgiving me. I have no desire to hold any grudges. I release and let go of all the offenses against me. Please, have mercy upon me and forgive me and help me live in the freedom of your grace and love.

LEAD ME NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER ME FROM THE EVIL ONE

Father, I’m thankful for your forgiveness, but, Father, I don’t want to sin. Help me, in the many temptations that I’ll face today to make the right choices; to choose to believe in you wholeheartedly, instead of not believing in your goodness – to choose to obey you joyfully, instead of disobeying you.  O, mighty God, keep me from yielding. Hold me back from stepping into the temptation. Guard me from Satan and from all his works and all his ways. Grant me to walk in holiness.

FOR YOURS IS THE KINGDOM THE POWER AND THE GLORY

Father, yours is the greatness, and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. I give you thanks, and praise your glorious Name for answering my prayer today. Amen