Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: pray
Joyce Meyer (July-03-2022) Daily Devotional: First Forgive, Then Pray
The devil does not want us to pray, because prayer is more powerful than we know. It invites God and His power into the situations in our lives. Through prayer, we can also invite Him to work in other people’s lives. We can accomplish more in five minutes of sincere prayer than we can in five years of effort spent trying to make things happen in our own strength.
God answers prayer, but there are hindrances to having our prayers answered. Today’s scripture mentions one of them. We cannot have hidden or unconfessed sin in our heart and expect God to answer our prayers at the same time. Let’s ask ourselves: Are we harboring any of God’s enemies in our hearts—perhaps sin, unbelief, anger toward another person, an unwillingness to forgive, jealousy, or envy?
As we approach God in prayer, I believe we should first repent of any known, and even unknown, sin. King David prayed that God would forgive him for unconscious sins (see Psalm 19:12). When we pray, we should be sure that we have no unforgiveness in our heart toward anyone. Let us be honest with ourselves in the presence of God and approach Him with our requests only after a time of soul-searching to root out anything that may hinder our prayer.
Prayer Starter: Father, help me begin each day with a time of soul-searching, laying my heart open before You and giving You the opportunity to speak to me about anything You want to. Thank You for the privilege of prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.
TD Jakes Ministries - When Women Pray Devotional, Chapter 7: Esther - Dr. Valerie Crumpton.
God has already equipped you with everything you need to be successful in your mission.
In this “When Women Pray” devotional moment, Pastor Dr. Valerie Crumpton sets her eyes on Esther, the Jewish woman who became the Queen of Persia and the one who would go on to save her people.
Esther had three essential factors working for her: A cousin, Mordecai, that raised her right, a natural beauty that everyone was attracted to, and God’s good favor. Although she refused her mission at first, out of fear, she ultimately went off the Word of the One true King.
She won because she prayed.
Christian Motivation - Not All Storms Come To Disrupt Your Life | Some Come To Make You Pray More. There is a blessing in the storm you are going through! This video will encourage you to do the work of God and help others in any way that you can!
Joyce Meyer (August-26-2022) Daily Devotion: Pray and Obey.
For many years, I wanted God to speak to me, but I also wanted to pick and choose which instructions to obey. I wanted to do what He said to do if it was easy and I thought it was a good idea, but if I didn’t like what I heard, I acted like it wasn’t from God!
Some of what God asks you to do will be fun and exciting. Other things He says may not be so thrilling, but that doesn’t mean they won’t work out for your good if you’ll simply follow His instructions. If God tells you that you need to apologize because you were rude to someone, it won’t work for you to reply, “Well, that person was rude to me, too!” If you respond to Him with excuses, you may have prayed and even heard God’s voice, but you didn’t obey, so you forfeited the blessing you would have had.
Looking back at more than three decades of walking with God and being in ministry, I have to say that the simplest explanation for the success Dave and I have enjoyed is that we’ve become quick to pray, hear from God, and then do what He tells us to do. Over the years, as I’ve sought God and pressed forward in what He’s told me to do, I can say that more than anything else, I’ve learned to simply pray and obey. Doing this hasn’t always been popular, but it has worked!
If you want to experience God’s plan for your life, I can give you the recipe in its most basic form: pray and obey. God has given you the capacity to do both, and if you do it consistently, you’ll be moving right along in His will for your life, and His blessing will follow you everywhere you go (see Deuteronomy 28:1-14 NIV).
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me be quick to obey Your instructions. I know You have good plans for me, and I don’t want to miss out on any of them. Thank You for your grace! In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Derek Prince (August-02-2020) Bible Study: You Can Pray To Be Released From A Curse! Bible teacher Derek Prince doesn't speak merely from his knowledge on the theme of blessings and cursus, but he also has a lot of experience on this theme. The example that Derek shares in this video is a vivid example of how curses can have a devastating influence on our lives and how a sincere prayer in the Name of Jesus can release us from this curse.
Joyce Meyer Prays For Your Mind (May-23-2020). Do you need prayer for your mind? Joyce prays right now for you!
Joyce Meyer (May-22-2022) Daily Devotion: Watch and Pray.
Suppose you knew your house was surrounded by thieves, and at any moment they might break through the door and attack you. Do you think you’d be likely to stay awake and watch the door?
What would you do if for some reason you couldn't stay awake and watch? Wouldn't you make sure someone else in your house was awake and alerted to the danger?
Just like we’re careful to guard our homes, we need to be careful to guard our hearts against any attacks from the enemy of our soul. The devil is out to destroy us, so we need to watch and pray at all times, looking to God for help when we feel weak.
When you feel willing but exhausted, ask God to give you the strength you need to overcome any temptation or attack the enemy brings your way. As you take refuge in Him, He’s promised to help you and rescue you, so you can trust Him (see Psalm 37:40).
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me to be aware and intentional to stay on guard against the enemy’s attacks. Thank You for watching out for me and always being there to help. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Joel Osteen (March-28-2021) Daily Devotion: Pray with Expectancy.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: “In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3, NIV
TODAY'S WORD: Notice that in today’s Scripture David didn’t just pray and say, “Okay, God, I did my part.” He prayed and then waited with expectation. He had his hopes up. He went through the day looking for God’s goodness, talking like it was going to happen. He expected God’s favor. He said, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me everywhere I go.”
When you pray, you have to follow it up with expectancy, with a knowing that the Creator of the universe has gone to work because He is a faithful God. What He promised you, He will bring to pass. You may have been waiting for a long time, but down in your spirit you have to have a resolve, a confidence: “I know the answer is on the way. I know the miracle is in motion. I’ve asked according to God’s will. I know He’s heard me. It’s just a matter of time before it shows up.”
PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that everything You’ve promised me will be released in my life because You are faithful. Thank You that You hear my prayers and the answers are on the way. I am looking for Your goodness and believing for Your favor today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”