Category Archives: Prayer tips
Note: Courtesy of this YouTube video is from DailyEffectivePrayer
“The spirit of prayer is for all times and occasions; it is a lamp that is to be always burning, a light to be ever shining: everything calls for it; everything is to be done in it and governed by it, because it is and means and wills nothing else but the totality of the soul – not doing this or that, but wholly given up to God to be where and what and how He pleases.” – William Law
It is a good thing to pray that sinner’s repent of their sins lest they die in their sins and go to hell. Do not think if a person is incapable of repentance or not but first pray in faith and leave the rest to God. For God knows the heart of his creatures more than anyone else and also will render to each one according to his or her deeds at the end.
The soul that sinneth, it shall die (Ezekiel 18:20)
Repentance is never optional for any human being. It’s vital to salvation. Salvation comes freely by faith in Jesus Christ but it does involve being responsible of one’s conduct.
And the times of this ignorance God overlooked; but now commands all men everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30)
Therefore, pray for each and every sinner that comes to your mind. So they repent and believe in the Gospel. And also bear fruits that befit repentance.
Do not limit yourself to praying for the repentance of your friends and family. You’d only be doing others a disservice by that. Instead pray willingly for all sinner’s to turn away from their evil ways and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. In that light pray that even your enemies turn away from their bad behaviour and accept what is true, holy and just.
Salvation for sinner’s is not just they escape the just punishment of their sins for eternity. But also that they love and serve the Lord God while they are still alive on earth. Serving the Lord God is not a privilege given to those in Hell or those in unbelief. The unbeliever cannot comprehend the joy of serving God because the unbeliever is consumed by his own sinful nature. So, pray that sinner’s not only repent but also love and serve the Lord God.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38-41)
Christ be with you!
I’ve seen people who love to pray for others (intercession) to God. However I then noticed a few people whose prayers do not get answers. They then blame their lack of prayerfulness or simply say the delay is due to evil forces in the spiritual world. Yes it is all that at times. However there is one thing they still skip out – Repentance.
Proverbs 28:9 – He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be] abomination.
Psalms 66:18 – If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear [me]:
Proverbs 15:29 – The LORD [is] far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
Isaiah 59:2 – But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he will not hear.
The key thing is to repent and then intercede in such cases.
1 Peter 3:12 – For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil
James 5:16 – Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent. (Leonard Ravenhill)
Let us thank God heartily as often as we pray that we have His Spirit in us to teach us to pray. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts. (Andrew Murray)