Chapter 15: Realizing the Struggle of Prayer

 “It is not a matter of time so much as a matter of heart; if you have the heart to pray, you will find the time“ – Charles Spurgeon http://www.philipkosloski.com/how-to-make-time-for-prayer-in-a-busy-schedule/ …..from Stephen Covey’s book First Things First. He explains how often when we create a daily schedule, we try to add things on to our busy schedule without Read More …

Chapter 13: Learning How to Pray for Christlike Growth

Spiritual strength  pg 96-97   (Thrasher ) – “ It is the Holy Spirit who does the strengthening of our spirit or inner man. We see that His strengthening results in Christ’s dwelling in our hearts “ https://pastorrick.com/set-these-four-goals-to-grow-more-like-jesus/ We were created to become like Jesus Christ, so let’s use him as a model for growth. Read More …

Chapter 12: Experiencing True Prosperity

Meditation “Meditation is Simply talking to God about the Word with a desire that your life and those you pray for come into agreement with it” (Bill Thrasher, Page 90) https://unlockingthebible.org/2017/09/what-is-biblical-meditation/ The concept has been corrupted in modern thought. In the minds of many Christians, meditation is associated with eastern religions, like Hinduism and Buddhism Read More …

Chapter 10: Achieving Victories You Never Thought Were Possible

Intercessory Prayer https://www.gotquestions.org/intercessory-prayer.html Intercessory prayer is the act of praying on behalf of others. Because of Jesus’ mediation, we can now intercede in prayer on behalf of other Christians or for the lost, asking God to grant their requests according to His will. “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, Read More …

Indian National Anthem

Today India celebrates its Republic Day. In January 26th, 1950, India formally completed its transition to become and independent republic, by adopting a democratic constitution.  India has always been deeply religious, and its National Anthem reflects this. Here is the Romanized version of the Indian National Anthem, that is sung in Bengali Janagaṇamana-adhināẏaka jaẏa hē Read More …

Chapter 9: Receiving Help in Prayer From Others

Prayer partner https://www.tyndale.com/sites/readthearc/5-reasons-you-should-pray-with-a-prayer-partner/ Whenever we pray—alone or with others—we must desire the answer that God, in his wisdom and love, knows best. The power of praying with one or two others lies in our corporate ability to discern God’s will. When we pray with others who also are submitting themselves to the will of God, Read More …

Why Aren’t Our Prayers Answered? by JoAnn Brant

Not asking according to God’s will – 1 John 5:14,15 Pride (not recognizing who our awesome God is and who we are) – 2 Chronicles 7:14 Selfishness or wrong motive – James 4:3 Unbelief – Matthew 17:20 Disobedience to God – 1 Peter 3:12 Hard-heartedness, refusing truth – Zechariah 7:13 Unconfessed sin – 1 John Read More …

Chapter 8: Receiving Help When You Don’t Know How to Pray

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/ways-the-holy-spirit-prays-for-you.html The Holy Spirit prays for us in a power we don’t own. Our weakness will run out, but the Holy Spirit will keep going. When you fall asleep, are too weak, or just emotionally exhausted, the Spirit of God steps in and gives you the strength you need to continue in prayer. The Holy Read More …

Prayer Resources

Prayer Resources Intercessory Prayer Videos He is (The Names of God) – (Return of Majesty Trilogy). Hebrews 11:6 says that “he that comes to God must believe that HE IS, and that HE IS a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God reveals who He is through the Read More …

Chapter 6: Receiving Strength to Believe God

Hindrances to Belief “ I have no right to say I believe in God unless I order my life as under His all seeing Eye “ – Oswald Chambers https://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/when-you-ask-for-something-believe-god-will-answer/amp/ This is the kind of life that God wants you to live, the thanking-God-in-advance kind of life. Jesus talked about it in Mark 11:24: “Therefore I Read More …