Jesus never fails, Jesus never fails, the man of the world can fail you but Jesus never fails. Yes! He never fail, O He never fails, the man of the world can fail you but Jesus never fail. Jesus is the sweetest Name I know, He is always just the same, O praises His Holy Name, that is the reason why I love Him so, Jesus is the sweetest Name I know.

Thank You Father for the grace to be before Your presence, glory be to Your Name. My alleluia belongs to You Father. Great and powerful are Your names. My Father in heaven I bow before Your Presence glory be to Your Name on high. O Lord my God, who is like unto Thee? Come in Your mercies and power as we pray today, manifest Your glory in our lives and at the end Your Name alone will be Praise forever and ever Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beloved, do you still remember that prayer is the key? Let us sing the song “prayer is the key, prayer is the key, prayer is the Master’s key, Jesus started with prayer and ended with prayer, prayer is the Master key” alleluia. This is a summary of the makeup what prayer is.

There is no key to unlock heaven except through prayers. Yes! Through prayers Jesus started His ministry, he choose His disciples. Through prayers Jesus healed the sick and demon possessed. He raised the dead, He delivered the oppressed, He multiplied five loaf and two fishes to feed five thousand men.  All his life while here on earth He conquered through prayer even the cause while he came to earth was achieved through prayer.

Son of man why are cold in the place of prayer? Why is the coal at your prayer altar want of fire? Why do you allow the devil to have the upper hand why you struggle because you are weak in the place of where decisions are made concerning your destiny?

Hear what Apostle James said in Jas 5:16- the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. The Holy Spirit gave an insight on this yesterday morning while I was having my quiet time along the line I asked Him question on how He gave me answer on a particular challenge even when I was not praying about it nor was thinking about it. He simply asked me what was I doing when the revelation came, I said I was in a church service, He asked me what preceded before the time of service, I answered prayer! He referred me to Jas 5:16. I was shock.

He said it is not a enough to know that you have a need, it is most important is to pray. He cited the case of Hezekiah and Eli.I was just looking on.

He said when prophet Isaiah told King Hezekiah the mind of God concerning his sickness, he turned his face toward the wall and prayed unto the Lord, he wept sore. And the word of the Lord came to prophet Isaiah again “Go and say to Hezekiah that I have heard Thy prayer, I have seen Thy tears: behold, I will add unto Thy day days fifteen years, I will deliver the city out of the hand of King Assyria and I will defend the city. (Isa 38:1-8)

However, in a similar case like that of Eli when God through Samuel revealed to Eli what He was set to do to his household, Eli displayed the most unwanted behaviour expected from a priest of God, he said “it is the Lord: let him do what seemeth Him good (1Sam 3:11-18). Of course we knew the end of the story, yes! God indeed did what seem right to Him.

I was in a wonder, and am sure you are too. So what we do at the place of prayer is of a great important to God. How we react when He gives His Word concerning a matter is also important to Him. what I took away from my yesterday encounter with the Holy Spirit was that “I must pray until something happen” we are not saying that God must give a positive answer to all our prayers but what I am saying is that we must in importune in the place of prayer. We must not leave our life to chance but take our destinies in our own hand and knowing the mind of God on every matter and that way we will always pray the mind of God as the Holy Spirit will help us as we pray,

Jesus though the son of God prayed, so what is holding you back you mortal, if an immortal prayed; what are you waiting for? We must rise brethren and pray. This is another opportunity God is giving you a revelation knowledge of Him through prayer, do not make trivial of it. Engage effectively and the answer will come speedily in Jesus Name.

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When all the people were baptized, Jesus also was baptized. As He was praying, heaven opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in a physical appearance like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are My beloved Son. I take delight in You!”—Luke 3:21–22

 

The greatest moments in a Christian’s life come through prayer. When Jesus prayed, heaven opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him. The Spirit came upon the disciples as they gathered to pray on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 1:14; 2:1). When the disciples prayed together after Pentecost, their gathering place was shaken, and they were emboldened to proclaim the gospel throughout the city (Acts 4:31).

Prayer is not a substitute for hard work—prayer is the work! God does things in and through our lives by prayer that He does in no other way. As we pray and as our attention is turned toward God, we become more receptive to aligning our lives with His will. God will not equip us with His power while we are racing off to our next appointment! His Spirit will not empower us if we are oblivious to what He is saying. He requires our complete attention before He will fill us with the powerful presence of His Spirit.

If you want to learn how to pray, use Jesus as your model. Jesus did not always receive what He asked for, but His prayers were always heard and always answered (Mark 14:36; Heb. 5:7). If you do not sense the Holy Spirit’s power in your life, you may not be spending adequate time in prayer. Perhaps you are pursuing your own agenda rather than seeking the Father’s will. You may have abandoned the place of prayer before God’s answer came.

If you will commit yourself to spend sustained time in prayer, asking for God’s kingdom on earth, God will work in your life just as He did in the lives of Jesus and His disciples.

Talking about the disciple of Jesus, they requested from their Master to teach them to pray. for the first time when they give them wholly to prayer, the Holy Spirit descended on them like cloven tongues like as of fire and it sat upon each of them (Acts 1:12-14, 2:1-4).  Can we do like the Disciples of Jesus, give ourselves wholly to prayers and we will receive might to possess our possession and be fruitful as the Lord had spoken to us.

Remember He said “if we are willing and obedient.” Beloved, we must be willing and obedient to obtain what we required to be all He had plan for us. The victorious living is done deal but must engage fully for it to deliver. How someone is curious to know. Come along with to see what tool that will make your work very easy- Praying in the Holy Ghost (Jude 1:17-20). Alleluia somebody:

“Praying in the Holy Ghost.” Jude 1:20

 

Mark the grand characteristic of true prayer—”In the Holy Ghost.” The seed of acceptable devotion must come from heaven’s storehouse. Only the prayer which comes from God can go to God. We must shoot the Lord’s arrows back to Him. That desire which He writes upon our heart will move His heart and bring down a blessing, but the desires of the flesh have no power with Him.

Praying in the Holy Ghost is praying in fervency. Cold prayers ask the Lord not to hear them. Those who do not plead with fervency, plead not at all. As well speak of lukewarm fire as of lukewarm prayer—it is essential that it be red hot.

It is praying perseveringly. The true suppliant gathers force as he proceeds, and grows more fervent when God delays to answer. The longer the gate is closed, the more vehemently does he use the knocker, and the longer the angel lingers the more resolved is he that he will never let him go without the blessing.

Beautiful in God’s sight is tearful, agonizing, unconquerable importunity. It means praying humbly, for the Holy Spirit never puffs us up with pride. It is His office to convince of sin, and so to bow us down in contrition and brokenness of spirit. We shall never sing Gloria in excelsis except we pray to God De profundis: out of the depths must we cry, or we shall never behold glory in the highest.

It is loving prayer. Prayer should be perfumed with love, saturated with love—love to our fellow saints, and love to Christ. Moreover, it must be a prayer full of faith. A man prevails only as he believes. The Holy Spirit is the author of faith, and strengthens it, so that we pray believing God’s promise.

O that this blessed combination of excellent graces, priceless and sweet as the spices of the merchant, might be fragrant within us because the Holy Ghost is in our hearts! Most blessed Comforter, exert Thy mighty power within us, helping our infirmities in prayer.

I surrender myself to the overwhelming power of the Holy Ghost, take me over and make me to pray with understanding of the will of God. help me to exhibit all the virtues mentioned above in the place of prayer, never to exhibit lukewarm in the place of prayer but rather be fervent in the place of prayer so help me God!

Beloved, I believe am not making the resolute alone but it also your desire to pray earnestly and effectual so that answers will come.

Father, we are sorry in many ways we have been cold in the place of prayer, help us as you did to disciple and make us fervent before you. Cloth us with the cloven tongues of fire and may the power of Holy Ghost descend on us now in Jesus Name.

Beloved, let us pray as we have been directed. Glory be to Jesus alone. Our answers we come speedily as we pray in the Holy Ghost Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Food for thought: Though prayer is not a substitute for hard work; however we must pray as if everything depends on prayer and work also as if everything depends on work. I learnt this principle when I was young and it has help me a great deal and sure you will find it a useful instrument as you go on the journey ahead of you, so aim yourself with it.

Let us pray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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