July 07, 2010

Nine Things to Pray For

In Mark 11:24 the Lord Jesus teaches us the power that we have in believing prayer.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24 KJV).

The Lord gives us some specific instructions in this verse that we must follow if we are to have success.

First, He tells us to get specific in the things we are asking. We cannot just pray in general and expect to receive specific things from God. "Things," mean that we must put some thought in what we are going to ask for. We are to come before God prepared with the very things we want Him to do for us.

Second, we are told that we must believe that we receive these things when we ask for them. We don’t receive things or answers just because we pray; we must believe and have faith that God will give us what we are asking. Only those things we really believe will be given to us.

I believe that we are, at this moment, standing at a strategic place of decision and we must be effective and powerful in prayer if we are to go on from here. 1 John 5:14,15 (KJV) says,

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

To pray and ask according to God’s will is to ask in line with the Word of God. God’s Word is His revealed will to us. Anything we ask according to His will, believing, He will bring to pass. I believe the Lord has given me nine specific things to ask and believe Him for and I am asking you to join with me in praying these things into manifestation.

These nine things are:

1. Ask God for first time salvations every week. (1 Timothy 2:4; Psalm 2:8)

2. Ask God for prodigal sons and daughters to come back every week. (Luke 15:17–20)

3. Ask God for Believers to be filled with the Holy Spirit every week. (Acts 2:38,39)

4. Ask God to stir laborers in this church to witness every week. (Matthew 9:37,38)

5. Ask God to establish believers in Christ every week. (Galatians 4:19; Ephesians 4:1215)

6. Ask God for the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:31; 1 Corinthians 14:1)

7. Ask God to anoint the ministry staff with anointed messages. (Ephesians 6:19)

8. Ask God to pour out His Spirit on the Tri-State every week. (Isaiah 64:1,2)

9. Ask God to supply every financial need of New Life Church every week. (Philippians 4:19)