Prayer changes things!
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The Authorized King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and first published in 1611 by the Church of England.
The title page to the 1611 first edition of the Authorized Version Bible by Cornelius Boel shows the Apostles Peter and Paul seated centrally at the top. Moses and Aaron flank the central text. In the four corners sit Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, authors of the four gospels, with their symbolic animals. The rest of the Apostles stand at the top.
Please Join Us Every Night As We Read From The King James Bible.
MATTHEW 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Prayer is Effective
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him" (1 John 5:14-15).
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).
"…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective" (James 5:16).
"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints" (Ephesians 6:18).
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express" (Romans 8:26).
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
"When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures" (James 4:3).
The Teachings of Jesus
"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him" (Matthew 6:5-8).
"To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: "God, I thank you that I am not like other men-robbers, evildoers, adulterers-or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get." But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, "God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted"'" (Luke 18:9-14).
"'Have faith in God,' Jesus answered. 'I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, "Go, throw yourself into the sea," and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins'" (Mark 11:22-25).
"And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it" (John 14:13-14).
Prayer is conversation with Father God -
when a Christian shuts out the world around
and concentrates on the spiritual.
The Catholic Church describes prayer as
"raising one's mind and heart to God".
The Church of England describes it as
"offering ourselves to be in some small way -
channels of love and peace in God's world".
posted by -vantillian :
"Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear me." Psalm 55:17
"Jesus answered. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it, and it will be yours." Mark 11:22, 24
"If any of you should ask me for an epitome of the Christian religion, I should say that it is in one word - prayer. Live and die without prayer, and you will pray long enough when you get to hell." Charles Spurgeon
"Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer." John Bunyan
"Prayer is the acid test of devotion." Samuel Chadwick
"The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver." John Bunyan
"...a man who kneels before God will stand before men." Leonard Ravenhill
"he that is never on his knees on earth, shall never stand upon his feet in heaven." C. H. Spurgeon
"If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere." - Leonard Ravenhill
"Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work." Oswald Chambers
"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart." John Bunyan
"The greatest and best talent that God gives to any man or woman in this world is the talent of prayer." Alexander Whyte
"A sinning man stops praying, a praying man stops sinning." Leonard Ravenhill
"He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day." John Bunyan
"If your faith does not make you pray, have nothing to do with it: get rid of it, and God help thee to begin again." C. H. Spurgeon
"I live in the spirit of prayer; I pray as I walk, when I lie down and when I rise, and the answers are always coming." George Mueller
"Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude-an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God." Arthur W. Pink
"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
"No man - I don't care how colossal his intellect - No man is greater than his prayer life." - Leonard Ravenhill
"Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God. and a scourge for Satan." John Bunyan
"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties." Oswald Chambers
"Prayer is the spiritual gymnasium in which we exercise and practice Godliness." VL Crawford
"You can do more than pray after you've prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed." John Bunyan
"He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has heaven and earth at his disposal." C. S. Spurgeon
"A holy life does not live in the closet, but it cannot live without the closet." E. M. Bounds
"In souls filled with love, the desire to please God is continual prayer." John Wesley
"The more helpless you are, the better you are fitted to pray, and the more answers to prayer you will experience." O. Hallesby
"I am as certain as I am standing here, that the secret of much mischief to our own souls, and to the souls of others, lies in the way that we stint, and starve, and scamp our prayers, by hurrying over them." Alexander Whyte
"Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer." - Fenelon
"He who is too busy to pray will be too busy to live a holy life. Satan had rather we let the grass grow on the path to our prayer chamber than anything else." E.M.Bounds
"Learn to worship God as the God who does wonders, who wishes to prove in you that He can do something supernatural and divine." Andrew Murray
"Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing." E. M. Bounds
"True prayer is measured by weight,-not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length." C. H. Spurgeon
"Prayer is not a hard requirement- it is the natural duty of a creature to its creator, the simplest homage that human need can pay to divine liberality." C. H. Spurgeon
"The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is pray. It is not the only thing; but it is the chief thing. The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time to pray." S.D. Gordon