What is a Prayer Partner? And the power of prayer and what it accomplishes is seen in James 5:14-16, pray for Online Prayer Requests the sick and for each other, «The Online Prayer Requests of a righteous person has great power as it is working» (verse 16, ESV). His power resides within to help us in ANY situation or circumstance. Christians definitely have go-to Bible verses that are quoted often, Scriptures that bring with them reminders of God’s faithfulness and His unending supply of help for ANY circumstance. Or imagine the freedom we would have relying on God’s power to accomplish all that He promises. If we are not depending on God on a day to day basis, we are showing a dying world that although we are professing faith in Him, we are not relying on God for help. The reality is, when we don’t absolutely depend on God, we are backing away from faith in Him, and putting faith in ourselves instead. If we are being honest, the Lord has called each one of us to do something big for Him, but because we were focused on our own inability to do what He called us to do, we didn’t step out and do it.
I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. You might say, but why would Paul need God’s help when well fed or living in plenty? Jesus Christ came that we might live life a better way! In fairness, you might look at this verse and feel it applies to a dire emergency, but the reality is, when you get right down to it, we are all helpless creatures. Perhaps we feel God didn’t come through for us in what we wanted to happen. The best way we show our faithfulness to God is by depending on Him. But He asks the same trust, commitment and faithfulness from us even in the most glorious moments of our lives. Her close fourth on fast ground at Haydock Park only last week was also encouraging, even though she was sent off favourite. For example, when John receives the revelation that he records on the island of Patmos (and which becomes the last book of our Bibles), Jesus appears to him as a shining figure.
I agree with you, it is like sitting down to coffee with Cheryl, and listening to her share a modern day story of laying aside all, to follow Jesus. Vivian- I like the «seed or bread» idea. Drawing from this illustration, we know that someone who knows that he has a father would talk to the father passionately, heart to heart on issues that is bothering him or her, expecting the father to reply him like his father. We were created to utterly depend on our loving Father. I’m better now. But naturally, yes, I am.» When he was in Equus at drama school, his father avoided seeing it, fearing embarrassment. I’m not sure why so many cleared the store shelves, but I know this is a wake-up call from God. Sadly, in our human frailty, we succumb to fear or doubts about what God can do in and through us for His Kingdom, forgetting the power that is already ours. Imagine what the church today would accomplish for God’s Kingdom if every one of us relied on God’s help by the power of the Holy Spirit. In both of these passages, we see the promised power that is ours through the Holy Spirit.
Every Believer has been sealed with the Holy Spirit. It is not Words we are Saying: It is essential that believers know that praying in the spirit is not words we are saying it is deeply rooted in the Lord, in the spiritual realm. Impurities in the inner being, a feeling of jealousy, filth, hypocrisy, and enmity are the obstacles that keep an individual away from the spiritual world that can enlighten and adorn his entire life. Not that the rest of Scripture doesn’t resonate or should have less emphasis, but there are those passages of Scripture that bring with them especial hope and security in the knowledge that we can rely on God’s help. You just have to know how to take care of the start-up issues. In other word, the act of prayer acts as a distraction to take the mind off the source of distress what ever that may be. You’ve heard it said, «Your life may be the only Bible a non-Believer will read». The Catacombs of Kourend also have a special effect, where burying bones will restore a few prayer points based on the type of bone. What a special gift we are given.