P-90X “Prayer for 90-Days!” Day #2 What is Prayer?

Oct 2, 2013   //   by Tina McCrea   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on P-90X “Prayer for 90-Days!” Day #2 What is Prayer?

By: Evang. Tashara Luster

 

“Prayer Is An Avenue to Learning How To Trust & Be Intimate With God”

 

An Avenue is defined as a wide street or main thoroughfare. It is a means of access or attainment. It is a way or means of entering into or approaching a place. It is a wide path and driveway that leads somewhere.

 

Prayer is a wide street or main thoroughfare that leads us to God and to the center of His will. Prayer is our means of access and attainment to the spiritual things that will transform our lives. Prayer is a way or means of entering into or approaching the holy place of God. Prayer is our wide pathway and driveway that leads us somewhere that we have never been before in God.

 

Prayer: “A Life Centered Around God, A God Centered Prayer-Life!”

 

Let me encourage you to cultivate the daily habit of praying at least fifteen minutes in the presence of God to communion with Him.  Each of us is called to a specific aspect of ministry, but we all are called to the Ministry of Prayer

 

Prayer is the Ministry of Every Believer.

 

“That men (women) always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1).

 

Prayer is the answer for everything.  When you pray, you are first humbling yourself before God and petitioning Him for help.  When you pray, you are calling on a God that cannot and will not fail.  Many times, I find that we stay in the same position of being entangled in yokes and bondages because we don’t fervently pray to God.  Jesus, although He was God incarnate, constantly and consistently prayed throughout the course of His life here on earth.  If Jesus needed to pray, then my God!  What more do we need to do!

“Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.  20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:18-20).

 

During your time of intimacy and prayer, get ready to “loose” some things (bad and unwanted) and let them go. Also get ready to bind (keep) those things that are of God.  When you loose something, you let it go.  You do not want to loose healing, wealth, stability, joy, happiness, and peace from you.  You do not want to let these things go in your life, but rather you want to bind the healing spirit of Jesus Christ in all of these areas.  During your time of intimacy and prayer, get ready to be loosed from the hold of the devil and turn everything over to God.

 

“WHAT IS PRAYER?”  Prayer is our direct line of communication with God. Can You Talk? Then you can pray, because prayer is talking to God. Prayer: it is conversation with the Father! Prayer is spending quality time with God! Prayer is the truth of who you are and who God is to you. Prayer does not allow you to hide from the truth, but exposes what is within the heart so that God can heal, set-free, & deliver you. Prayer is your place not to feel ashamed, bogged down with problems, but it is the ultimate solution for all of life’s situations.

Prayer is the place of admitting our need, adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is A Privilege: Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through the Son of God, Jesus our Lord. Prayer is forsaking your will for God’s Will. Prayer makes us realize that we need God and that we cannot do this on our own!

Daily Prayer is the Continual Practice of the Glorious Presence of God.

Prayer is the submission of our reverent petitions, supplications, and requests unto God.  Prayer legitimizes our needs. The first thing that we must understand about Prayer is that it is all about giving something over to God.  Not to your co-worker, your brother/sister, husband/wife, and mother/father, etc…  Many times, we are caught up in who is praying for us rather than Who we are praying to.  Prayer is a reverence or plea unto God and no one else.  Prayer is involvement with God! Prayer is the very source of communication with God.  If we are going to see things change in our lives, homes, jobs, communities, churches, and relationships, then we have to pray fervent prayers daily, both individually and corporately (collectively).

 

Prayer is how we connect with our Father in Heaven & we can connect with Him at anytime & anywhere.  We need to pray every day because we need God every hour.

 

Prayer is a Powerful weapon to use against the attacks of the enemy. He does not completely understand the authority of Prayer. He doesn’t understand why, when he throws attacks at you and your family that could make you lose your mind, you instead begin to fall on your knees and pray. This confuses the enemy.

Power is the effectiveness, strength, influence, and the ability to possess something.  Our prayers as Men (Women) of God should be ones that have influence, that are effective, that bring forth strength, and that have the ability to possess something through the Power of the Holy Spirit!

The power is not in the person, but rather the Prayer itself.  We don’t have the Power on our own, but it is through the Lord’s graciousness that we possess the Power through the Holy Spirit.  Tell yourself, “I am a Holy Ghost-filled Man (Woman) with Powerful Prayers that touch Heaven and change Earth.”  Powerful prayers carry the weight of the anointing in order to change situations.  Powerful prayers change things because the person praying them is surrendering to God. The Lord has the power to manifest through you and touch and change everything you are praying about.

Prayer is primarily an act of surrendering to God by telling Him you cannot change this situation and, thereby, you are praying to Him to change it.  You are the vessel of prayer and God is the Power of the Prayer.  Powerful Prayers have the ability to “Call and speak those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17). This is the anointing of powerful prayers; you can speak something that is not in existence and it will have to come to fruition because of your powerful prayers. 

Today, during your prayer time begin to call some things forth in your life that are not there currently.  There is power down on the inside of you that God wants you to access.  The gift of powerful prayers lies in your womb, and God is calling for it to come forth as living water. “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38-KJV).

 

Why Pray? (The Importance of Prayer is our Relationship with God!)

Praying to our Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ, using God’s Holy Word (scripture) in prayer is the most powerful thing we can do for others and ourselves.

The Heart of Prayer is the Will of our Heavenly Father. Part of that Will is simply coming to Him. He desires us as His dear children to know Him. He desires your love, your attention, and your fellowship. He also desires a time of communion, an intimate time of personal exchange and involvement, and finally a release of His Will and manifested Presence in the earth through prayer.

If you find it hard to Pray, then you have to Identify your Prayer-Life Distractions!

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