THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF PRAYER

THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF PRAYER

Prayer is intended to ultimately change the believers into Christlikeness in every aspect. God’s ultimate goal, desire, or expectation for all His children is “to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Rom. 8:29 NKJV).

The believers are already conformed to Christ in their born-again spirits, but not yet in their souls (mind, will and emotions) and their bodies. Prayer is one of God’s vital means of transforming us into Christlikeness in every aspect of our lives (2 Cor. 3:18). Beloved, the ultimate purpose of prayer is not to simply change your situations, but primarily to increasingly change you into who God intended you to be (Christlikeness). Why?

THE NEW TESTAMENT PRINCIPLES OF PRAYER (Part 2)

THE NEW TESTAMENT PRINCIPLES OF PRAYER (Part 2)

It is not the length, duration, frequency, loudness, or volume of your prayers that attracts God’s attention, but faith in your heart while praying.

The efficacy or power of your prayer does not depend on the volume, loudness, frequency or duration of your prayer, nor on your gesticulation or posture while praying, but on your faith and revelation knowledge of what Christ has done in you and for you – who you are and what you have in Christ. God only answers prayers from a heart that trusts in His faithfulness and ability to perform what He has promised in His Word…

THE NEW TESTAMENT PRINCIPLES OF PRAYER (Part 1)

THE NEW TESTAMENT PRINCIPLES OF PRAYER (Part 1)

Although you can pray anywhere, anytime, and pray about or for anything; however, you cannot pray anyhow because God has given us in the Bible specific instructions and guidelines on how to pray effectively. When you pray anyhow, contrary to God-given principles of prayers in the New Testament, God is not bound to answer your prayers.

It is therefore imperative for us to understand basic truths or principles of prayer in the New Testament lest we waste our time and energy praying all manners of prayers that God will not answer, and so that we may avoid the accompanying frustration of unanswered prayers…

PRAYER SHIFT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT (Part 2)

PRAYER SHIFT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT (Part 2)

Since God’s ways of dealing with us under the dispensation of grace is not the same with the ways He dealt with the people under the dispensation of law, our mindsets, focuses, or emphases in prayers are not expected to be the same with those of the people who lived under the law, which the Bible described as “having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things…” (Heb. 10:1 NKJV).

Unfortunately, many believers today are still praying according to the Old Covenant, with the same mindset, understanding, focus or expectation as the people under the dispensation of the law or the Old Covenant. This is one of the major reasons why their prayers are not availing much…

PRAYER SHIFT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT (Part 1)

PRAYER SHIFT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT (Part 1)

There is a paradigm shift in prayer under the New Covenant. Our prayers will not avail much or have any great impact upon this dynamic generation unless we embrace this paradigm shift in prayer.

The principles, perspectives, purposes, focuses, mindsets and emphases of prayer have radically changed in the New Testament. Therefore, as a New Testament believer, if your prayer mindsets, motives, or focuses are still according to the Old Covenant, you are praying amiss or wrongly. The sacrificial death of Jesus Christ has brought huge and irreconcilable differences between the Old and the New Testament’s prayers and modes of praying…

PRAYER (Part 2)

PRAYER (Part 2)

Prayer is one of the greatest privileges that the High and Lofty God has bestowed upon mortal men. Sadly, only few people avail themselves of this privilege. Many praying believers today are not prevailing in prayers because they are mostly praying amiss. The Scripture warns that when we pray amiss we won’t receive answers to our prayers.

Many believers are praying and not receiving answers to their prayers and so becoming frustrated because they are praying according to human wisdom, traditions and beliefs, and not according to the Scriptures. Therefore, it is very crucial to know the truths that the Scripture teaches about prayer…

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