by Geralyn McGill

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Series: The Aims of Powerful Prayer
Geralyn McGill

So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. -1 Cor. 14:15

Prayer changes things. Prayer is effective. We learn the more we pray just how powerful prayer is. Do you want to learn how to pray effective prayers, the kinds that move mountains in your life and the lives of people today?

We learned that we want to enter into The Lord's courts and how the past two weeks. We enter in giving thanks and praising God. We separate the time, think only about The Lord, remembering how good He has been to us, honoring Him. We may place our concerns at His feet. We may rise to the place of listening. And we finally want to pray in the spirit.

Going back to the Scripture, 1 Thes 5:17, we are told to "pray continually, without ceasing," without taking a break. We are going to learn how we do so, how to be more consistent, persistent, and continual in our praying?

In this passage of Scripture, the word in the Greek translated "pray" does actually mean to pray to God in the sense of ministering to Him, asking Him, and communing with Him. However, there is more to understanding this particular verse. There is more that will help us in our quest to have full communion with God, to pray with more fulfillment.

God, HimSelf helps us to pray in the way we should. He gives us on-the-spot instructions through the Holy Spirit living in us. He has made provision to guide us as we pray if we allow. I will give you an example. Once, while on overnight duty at a hospital I received a telephone call asking for a chaplain of a different Christian faith. When I phoned that on-call different-faith chaplain, he said he was two hours away, and he asked if I would minister to the person. Without going into much detail, that was quite a miracle in i ...

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