THE LORD TEACHES HOW WE SHOULD PRAY.
A simple prayer can be heard and it will be answered as long as it is a sincere prayer. A prayer is an instant conversation to God, it is everything and anything that is in your heart. And even when you cry while thinking of God without even saying a word is also a prayer. Just allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. It doesnt need a long prayer and then babble in the middle.
“And the Holy Spirit help us in our weakness. For example we dont know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the spirit is saying, for the spirit pleads for us believes in harmony with God’s own will.
You keep track all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have records each one in your book.
But when Jesus came into this world He taught us to pray to God the Father. It is Jesus that teaches us to pray the Our Father.
When you pray, dont be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.
But when pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything will reward you.
When you pray dont babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating these words again and again.
Dont be like them for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask Him.
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept Holy.
May your kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today the food we need,
And forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sins against us.
And dont let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from evil one.
Then you can say your special request to God or to the LORD Jesus. Ask him sincerely but first of all be thankful to God the Father for all that you have and for giving us His Son Jesus and give thanks to Jesus for all His sacrifice and faithfullness to His Father.
“We always pray for you and we give thanks to God the Father of our LORD Jesus Christ.
We also pray that you will be strenthened with all His glorious power so you will have the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live and reign.
For He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His dear Son,who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are callled to live in peace. And always be thankful.
After thanking the Father you can ask the LORD Jesus anything you want and He will give it to you now that the LORD has given the same power like His Father.
“Dont let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust also in me.
I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works, I have done. and even greater works because I am going to be with the Father.
You can ask for anything in my name and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.
Yes you ask me for anything in my name and I will do it!
Then lastly do not forget to pray for your departed love ones. Ask the LORD to have mercy on them and that they might inherit the ressurection of life. When you go to their graveyards do not go and ask them to ray fot you because they are the ones that needs your prayers. Do not even make foods and put it in your altar, it is abomination to God. Keep it for you and share it with your hungry neighbors. They need a food for soul, your prayer.
“For the dead cannot praise you, they cannot raise their voices in praises. Those go down to the grave can no longer hope in your faithfulness.
Someone may say to you, lets ask the mediums and those who consult the spirit of the deads. With their whispering and muttering they will tell us what to do. But shouldnt people ask God for guidance? Should the living seek guidance from dead?
Look to God’s instructions and teachings! People who contradict His word are completely in the dark.
Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the LORD your God.
When you love them pray for them always. And be hopeful to the promises of the LORD Jesus. The LORD will bring them to life again upon His second coming.
And I assure you that the time is coming indeed, its here now, when the dead hear my voice, the voice of the Son of God. And those who listen will live.
The Father has life, im Himself and He has granted that same life giving power to His Son.
And He has given Him authority to judge everyone because He is the Son of Man.
(Jesus experience to become lowly and from this He had experience pain and sorrow of this earthly lives that makes Him perfect. Thats how brilliant and excellent our Heavenly Father. He let His only Prince the Future King of this world to become a lowly for alittle while. So when we are tested, the LORD already knows about for He had experience the same thing. God the Father is beyond perfect.)
Dont be surprised! Indeed, the time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God’s Son.
And they will rise again. Those who have done good will rise to experience eternal life and those who have continued in evil will rise to experience judgement.
So Jesus explained, I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself. He does only what He sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.
For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything He is doing.
In fact the Father will show Him how to do even greater works than healing this man. Then you will truly astonished.
For as just the Father gives life to those He raises from the dead, so the Son gives life to anyone He wants
“I am the living one. I died, but look I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.
Then I saw thrones and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been given the authority to judge. And I saw that the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshipped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They all came to life again and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
This is the first ressurection. The rest of the dead did not come back to life untill the thousand years had ended. (Some of the dead are still dead untill this moment and just waiting for the ressurection day. Keep praying for your departed love ones that they may inherit the salvation and ressurection of life. When the day of the LORD comes both of us will be given judgement. You can make a nmaelist of your departed loveones and include them in your everyday prayer.)
I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus who will someday judge the living and the dead when He comes to set up His kingdom.
2 Timothy 4:1
And at the end of your prayer give thanks to the beloved saints of God for their prayers and to the angels of God for their faithful service.
Some might not known in this world but they are with God Almighty because of their righteousness.
The twenty four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever. And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,
You are worthy o LORD our God to recieve glory, honor and power. For you created all things, and they existed because you are created what you pleased.
I John, am the one who heard and saw all these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me.
But He said, no dont worship me, I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers the prophets as well as all who obey what is written in this book.
WORSHIP ONLY GOD.
At daytime you can participate in your community chapel for the three o clock prayer service. Be confident in youd prayers and believe that you recieve it. Leaders knows what is lacking and needed to community.
A simple and sincere prayer is enough. Giving thanks to God the Father and adore His one and only begotten Son Jesus.
Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o clock prayer service. (You can do this even at home.)
For everyone who asks recieves.
Everyone who seeks finds. And to everyone who knocks the door will be opened.
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!
So 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.
Gambalan Prince Gabriel Stephen | PentecostalTheology.com