Prayer Summary for March 6

Scripture Focus…

(1) How lovely are Your tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! (2) My soul yearns, yes, even pines and is homesick for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to the living God. (3) Yes, the sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young-even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. (4) Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! (5) Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. (6) Passing through the Valley of Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs; the early rain also fills [the pools] with blessings. (7) They go from strength to strength [increasing in victorious power]; each of them appears before God in Zion.
(Ps. 84:1-7 Amp.)

(23) And when that time comes, you will ask nothing of Me [you will need to ask Me no questions]. I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that My Father will grant you whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I Am]. (24) Up to this time you have not asked a [single] thing in My Name [as presenting all that I Am]; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete.
(John 16:23-24 Amp.)

This is what I want you to do: Ask the Father for whatever is in keeping with the things I’ve revealed to you. Ask in my name, according to my will, and he’ll most certainly give it to you. Your joy will be a river overflowing its banks!
(John 16:23-24 The Message)

Shared…

The following excerpt is taken from Answered Prayer by E. M. Bounds:

Communion with God, of course, is in prayer. There is sweet fellowship with our God through His Holy Spirit. Enjoyment of God is in praying – sweet, rich, and strong. The graces of the Spirit in the inner soul are nurtured by prayer, kept alive and promoted in their growth by this spiritual exercise. But not one or even all these benefits of prayer have in them the essential end of prayer. The divinely appointed channel through which all good and all grace flows to our souls and bodies is prayer.

Prayer is appointed to convey the blessings God designed to give.

Prayer is divinely ordained as the means by which all temporal and spiritual good are directed to use. Prayer is not an end in itself. It is not something done to be rested in, not something we have done, about which we are to congratulate ourselves. It is a means to an end. It is something we do that brings us something in return, without which the praying is valueless. Prayer always aims at securing an answer.

We are rich and strong, good and holy, generous and kind by answered prayer. It is not the mere performance, the attitude, or the words of prayer that bring benefit to us, but it is the answer sent directly from heaven. Conscious, real answers to prayer bring real good to us. This is not praying merely for self or simply for selfish ends. The selfish character cannot exist when the prayer conditions are fulfilled.

It is by these answered prayers that human nature is enriched. The answered prayer brings us into constant, conscious communion with God, awakens and enlarges gratitude, and excites the melody and lofty inspiration of praise. Answered prayer is the mark of God in our praying. It is the exchange with heaven, and it establishes and realizes a relationship with the unseen. We give our prayers in exchange for the divine blessing. God accepts our prayers through the atoning blood and gives Himself, His presence, and His grace in return.

All holy attitudes are affected by answered prayers. By the answers to prayer all holy principles are matured, and faith, love, and hope have their enrichment by answered prayer. The answer is found in all true praying. The answer is strongly in prayer as an aim, a desire expressed; its expectation and realization give importunity and realization to prayer. It is the fact of the answer that makes the prayer and that enters into its very being.

To seek no answer to prayer takes the desire, the aim, and the heart out of prayer. It makes praying a dead, foolish thing, fit only for dumb idols. It is the answer that brings praying into biblical regions and makes it a desire realized, a pursuit, an interest.

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Prayed…

Lord, thank You for Your goodness, kindness, and mercy
We believe everything You have said in Your Word
Today we are able to see more of what we are to pray for!
You are the provider!
In You we have already won and have everything we need!
Thank You for daily revealing things to us
Not going in man’s way, but in God’s way
Holy Spirit, we welcome You!
Calling for an increase of understanding and knowledge!
You are our comforter and counselor!
We bring ALL of our needs, wants, and desires before You
Or hearts and lives are bowed before You
We repent for trying to work things out in our own understanding
Thank You for the blood of Jesus!
Lord, we believe we will go all the way through in You
Some things need to be aligned right now to the plans and purpose of God
We refuse everything that has tried to pull us out of the Masters plan!
Applying the blood and calling anything out of line to get back in line!
Father, we bring any questions before You
Lord, we worship You!
You alone are worthy of all glory and praise!
Our souls thirst for You!

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