THE POWER OF PRAYER IN TROUBLED TIMES
"Because of the Economic downturn I lost my job. I don't know what I'll do for income."
"Our hearts are grieving because of the loss of loved one"
"I had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Now the cancer has returned"
"We don't have money to continue our mortage payments , so we had to foreclose on hour house.
We live in difficult days. These and other problems abound, hitting us on all sides. Perhaps you can identify with one or more of the problems mentioned above. You may be facing the most devasting time of your life and you don't know what to do. But there is something you can do. You can take your problem to God through prayer. God always hear our prayers and answers according to his will.
Many people in the bible face terrible problems , too. When they prayed, God answered and resolved their dilemmas.
WHAT IS PRAYER?
Prayer is simply talking with God, it is more than asking God for what we want . It includes four parts .
WHAT TO PRAY FOR
In the bible , there are number of things we can pray for.
-God will Matthew 6:10
-Food Mathhew 6:11
-Protection from evil Matthews 6:13
-Forgiveness of sins Luke 11:4
We can also pray for :
-Our nation that God will protect us and turn our heards toward him,
-Our governments leaders: That God will help them make wise decisions.
-Our materiels needs
-People we know who are hurting.
WHAT CONDITIONS MUST WE MEET?
Sometimes our prayers are not answered because of doubt, wrog motives, disobedience, pride,and lack forgiveness.
We must pray in faith Matthew 21:22
We must pray according to his will, he hears us 1 John 5:14
God does answer prayer! And his answers bring joy and peace. As Jesus said " Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete".
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every thing, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving , present your requests to God" Philippians 4:6
Your Servant Alvine Elisabeth Ndongo Ntone