Prayer Ministries

Why Pray?

Exodus 32:7-14 (KJV)

    "And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:

    They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

    And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

    Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

    And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?

    Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.

    Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.

 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people."

Changing Judgment into Mercy:

         The sins of man require the righteous judgment of a Holy God.  We however, as Christians, have been called to be "ministers of reconciliation".  (2 Corinthians 5:18)  We have the right, and responsibility, to cry out for God's mercy.

Our prayers can and do change God's judgment over a situation.  God's character and nature is unchanging, however, His decisions are not!  When we truly understand that our prayers alter God's judgments, we have a responsibility and a growing incentive to pray.

Why wouldn't we then pray?

from "Transformations - Ourselves & Our Communities" © 2001 Isaiah 54 Ministries






Albany, New York



                               

Francis & Judith MacNutt




Connecticut House Of Prayer   



Praying Church Home Page




First Nations Monday

A Native American Prayer Mobilization Ministry
"Holding Up The People In Prayer"



Global Prayer Ministries Online




       The Somebody Cares prayer chain believes in    
the power of prayer.  Why?    Because
GOD said so! 






In All Things... Pray




      Kansas City, MO     


International House Of Prayer - Atlanta, GA






Bringing Definition to the Unfinished Task



K INGDOM PRAYING

"Pleading For Salvation Of The Lost"


Lighthouses Of Prayer


 


 

 



MICHIGAN STRATEGIC PRAYER NETWORK


 




New England Concerts of Prayer (NECP)



 

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much
óJames 5:16







Prayer Closet Ministries


Prayer For Nepal Global Network
(Prayer Solidarity Network of prayer friends and partners within and outside Nepal)





Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God.

It allows everyone to take part in a time of prayer together

and to remain together in attentive waiting on God,

without having to fix the length of time too exactly.




U.S.S.P.N.
United States Strategic Prayer Network









A Whole Night for the Whole World
Pentecost Eve, Saturday Night, 3 June, 2006




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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary 

     Prayer is converse with God; the intercourse of the soul with God, not in contemplation or meditation, but in direct address to him.  Prayer may be oral or mental, occasional or constant, ejaculatory or formal.  It is a "beseeching the Lord" (Ex. 32:11); "pouring out the soul before the Lord" (1 Sam. 1:15); "praying and crying to heaven" (2 Chr. 32:20); "seeking unto God and making supplication" (Job 8:5); "drawing near to God" (Ps. 73:28); "bowing the knees" (Eph. 3:14).  Prayer presupposes a belief in the personality of God, his ability and willingness to hold intercourse with us, his personal control of all things and of all his creatures and all their actions.  Acceptable prayer must be sincere (Heb. 10:22), offered with reverence and godly fear, with a humble sense of our own insignificance as creatures and of our own unworthiness as sinners, with earnest importunity, and with unhesitating submission to the divine will.  Prayer must also be offered in the faith that God is, and is the hearer and answerer of prayer, and that he will fulfill his word, "Ask, and ye shall receive" (Matt. 7:7, 8; 21:22; Mark 11:24; John 14:13, 14) 

           For prayer to go beyond a dry, rote monologue, it requires a growing intimacy between ourselves and God.  We are created to have that deep intimacy with Him.  He is there, desiring and awaiting that intimacy, it is us who hinder it's growth.                

Selah - Is there anything in my life that is hindering that intimacy?

from "Transformations - Ourselves & Our Communities" © 2001 Isaiah 54 Ministries

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