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APRIL PRAYER SERIES
PRAYER AND FORGIVENESS
The goal of the petition dimension of prayer is to receive answers right?
I mean, what's the point of praying and praying and praying if there are no results.
Many have given up on prayer simply because it seems there's no result from their prayers.
They commence their prayer journey with so much enthusiasm, but after years of praying with little evidence, they start being frustrated, and then it develops to a cold attitude towards prayer, and then they eventually give up on prayer.
These kind of people may keep praying o... but they have ceased expecting answer when they pray.
They just pray for praying sake... they don't expect answers to their prayers.
But the truth of the matter is that prayer works... prayer yields results.
You would have read the Scriptures and seen the power of prayers.
You would have even looked into the lives of some believers you know and seen that prayer actually works.
One Scripture amazes me when it comes to testifying to the efficacy of prayers.
IS ANYONE AMONG YOU SUFFERING? LET HIM PRAY. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
James 5:13 NKJV
Hmmmm... did you see that?
If you meet brother James and talk to him about a suffering you are passing through, his recommendation would be: PRAY!
It means that there's no room in his heart for praying without results.
Our brother James seems to have gotten to the point where he receives result for every prayer he makes... so much so that he can boldly declare, "For that suffering, pray!" Did you catch the gist?
So Prayer works... but the question is: is that your experience?
Having seen that prayer works (both from the testament of Scriptures and that of living men), two ways appear - the way of foolishness and the way of wisdom.
The way of foolishness says, "If you are not getting answers, then it simply means that this thing is not your thing!" On the other hand, the way of wisdom would say to a man, "Prayer works; therefore if it's not working for you, it simply means that you are not getting something right. Instead of giving up on prayer, seek for ways to...
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