Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pray with Passion and Belief

The prayers heard, thus answered by God in the Bible are those spoken with passion, emotion and belief.

Nehemiah wept and mourned when he received word of Jerusalem’s destroyed wall (Nehemiah 1). David continually prays with strong emotion in First and Second Samuel as well as in Psalm. Jesus passionately prays in Gethsemane, as well as other times (Matthew 26:36-46).

You may respond, “Well sure, but Jesus died on the cross despite his passionate prayer.”

If so, we miss the point of prayer! Jesus prayed for the fulfillment of the Father’s will. Jesus’ death and resurrection we spoken of by the prophets in the Old Testament, his death on the Cross fulfilled God the Father’s purpose, as did the Jesus’ resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:9). We pray too passionately pray for the fulfillment of God’s will—because His wisdom exceeds all other thoughts, plans and logic combined.

The blind man called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me (Luke 19:35-42).” The blind man emphatically pleaded with Jesus to receive his sight. Jesus healed him because of the blind man’s faith.

Dwell on the power of God, and if your prayer request glorifies Him—this defines asking anything in Jesus’ name (John 16:26, 27).

Pray with passion, emotion, faith, belief in the power of God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to deliver according the Father’s will (Matthew 6:8-15, 7:21).

Rick E. Meyer
Running on Faith Ministry, Inc

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