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Do you need us to pray for you?

If anyone out there would like for this ministry to pray for them or anyone needs prayer just let us know by using our Contact Us link at the bottom of each page and we will put you on our daily prayer list. Now God always answers the prayers of his children. But as we learn to pray, we will learn to discern His answers. It may be yes, no, wait, or maybe my grace is sufficient for you just like He told Paul. Sometimes I ask the Lord to teach me to pray, even as Jesus taught His disciples. Now I can tell you that being a born again believer in our Lord Jesus Christ and accepting Him as my savior was the best experience I ever made in my life. In my Christian life I have had many painful events in my personal life. Two of my terrible event was the death of my two daughters. Also there has been a great many other family members pass on to be with our Lord and savior too. I can say with all my heart and soul, if I did not have Jesus as my personal savior to go to in prayer then I would not have the strength to go on living. Now when we pray to God to answer our prayers, sometimes we do not get the answer that we would like to hear. But our God always knows what is best for us and it has to be His will and not ours. Remember we should always Pray and ask for help from God to always help us to accept His answer; whether it is yes, no, or just wait upon the Lord Jesus Christ.

My heart always goes out to people everywhere that are lost, sick, hungry, homeless, jobless, and hurting or no matter what their needs might be in this world they need our help and Prayers. Now if you need a spiritual touch or just a physical touch from our God or maybe just a healing touch from our Lord Jesus. I believe that if you are a Christian, and a believer in Jesus Christ and if you take your request in prayer and problems to God in prayer. Our God is always just and He will answer your prayers in one way or another. We should always remember that your prayer requests might not be answered the way you want them to be. You should remember that our God is always in control of everything and it has to be His will and not ours, which means that we must wait upon the Him for the right answer to our prayers.

Now we should remember that the disciples had undoubtedly prayed many hours in prayer by the time this exchange occurred. But after watching Jesus pray, they were keenly aware that something was different about the way Jesus prayed. So they said to Him, “Teach us to pray.” In other words, “Let’s start from the very beginning.” First, What does the Bible teach us about prayer? Now here in (Luke 11:1-13); Luke tells us that it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he (Jesus) ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, “teach us to pray”, as John also taught his disciples. And Jesus said unto them, when ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. “Thy Kingdom Come”. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. (Luke 11:2) Give us day by day our daily bread. (Luke 11:3) And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. (Luke 11:4) And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; (Luke 11:5)

For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? (Luke 11:6) And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. (Luke 11:7) I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. (Luke 11:8) And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. (Luke 11:9) For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (Luke 11:10) If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? (Luke 11:11) Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? (Luke 11:12) If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? (Luke 11:13)

Most young believers say that they don’t know how to begin to pray. This is a typical response to such a question of today. But I tell them it is as easy as someone talking to another person on your telephone. Then your Prayer is just like talking to God.” But you might hear someone say you just don’t learn to pray you just do it. No one can teach another person to pray. It must come from the heart and make sure that you mean every word when you are praying to God.

Now our Lord Jesus took prayer very seriously. His answer gives us the impression that He was just waiting for them to ask. It was a lesson that Jesus had been looking forward to teaching for some time. And much to our surprise, He began by giving them the exact words to say, when you pray, always make Prayer the key for your life in the morning and also in the evening.

Now from there He went on to share several principles on prayer. He taught them to persevere in (Luke 11:5-8). Jesus explained and illustrated the sincere interest the heavenly Father took in the prayers of His children in (Luke 11:11-13). He promised them that their prayers would be heard and answered (Luke 11:9-10).
Now you might ask the question, “Why should I pray?” We as believers should pray because God’s Word commands us to do so, in (I Timothy 2:8). Now our Lord Jesus is a man of prayer because He is setting on the right of God and there our Lord and Savior is making intercession for our prayers to the Heavenly Father on our behalf.
How often should a Christian pray? Now in (I Thessalonians 5:15-23); Paul tells us, in verse 15 to see that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Now you may ask the question, What kind of position should I be in when I pray to our Heavenly Father in prayer?

  • Now the Prophet Nehemiah preferred to stand while he prayed to the King in (Nehemiah 2:4).
  • The Prophet Daniel preferred to kneel when he prayed in (Daniel 6:10).
  • Our Lord Jesus Christ also kneel when He prayed in (Luke 22:41).

Now you may ask the question, what should you pray for and whom? Now you should always pray to God your Heavenly Father. In the Bible there are many names that refers to the one and only true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Just to mention a few names of God; Jehovah, Yahweh, The Great “I Am”. But I did not take the time to look all of His names up at this time, But that could be a good project for your study later on. Now you should remember that there is nothing too small and there is nothing too great for you to pray about. Remember as a praying Christian you should keep a pray list to remind yourself of the things that you need to pray about. Below is an example list of a prayer list that may be helpful to you.

  • Always keep a list of unsaved friends and family.
  • Always keep a list of names of those who are serving our Lord and Savior, such as your church missionaries and Deacons.
  • Always keep a list of your Sunday School Teachers and Pastors.
  • Always keep a list of those who are sick and of those that are in need of a healing touch from God.
  • Always keep a list of people that always need special prayers.

Now remember Prayer is something we learn to do. We are not born knowing how to pray. We are not even born again knowing how to pray. But we as new Christians must learn to pray to God for all of our needs and for others too.

This is the first lesson we should learn as a new believer in Christ and about prayer. And that is that we should always pray according to God’s will. In John’s first epistle he wrote, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (I John 5:14-15).

How can I know that my request is in keeping with the will of God? How will I know that my petition is pleasing to the Father? These are among the most frequently asked questions regarding prayer.

God makes us a threefold promise in (I John 5:14-15). First, He promises to listen if we pray according to His will. Second, He promises that we already possess what we have asked for. Third, He promises that we know that we have the petitions we desire. So when we pray according to His will, He hears us, we have what we ask for, and we know that we have what we asked for. Now we as Christians should always pray to God for boldness and assurance and make our requests known to our God (Jehovah) in our prayer life.

We bring God our requests and expect His answer. But there is a little more to it than that. God puts a condition on His promise. This is the condition that we ask according to His will. Then someone might say, “Oh, that’s the catch.” And in one sense, it is a catch, but it is built in for our safety.

So how do we know when our request is in keeping with His will? When we are not sure, we should do a couple of things. To begin with, we have the freedom to ask Him what His will is (James 1:5). If we really take John’s words seriously, we should probably begin our prayers by asking God how we should pray about any issue. Instead of starting out with a string of requests, we should first seek the mind of God. His will won’t run contrary to what He says in His Word. Also, His will is always in keeping with what is wise.

Now if we still aren’t sure after asking, we can ask the Holy Spirit to make intercession for us as we pray (Romans 8:26). The apostle Paul assures us that when we are stumped and that is, we don’t know God’s will on any matter. But the Holy Spirit will pray through us. And since the Spirit of God knows the mind of God, the Spirit’s prayer is always in keeping with the will of the Father.

There is a barrier to discovering God’s will in a matter is our feelings about what should be done. Sometimes we feel so strongly about something, that we can’t get past our will to find His will! If we feel compelled to pray about a matter, we usually are far from neutral on the subject. We come to God convinced of what He should do.

Now abandonment to God’s will removes some of the emotion attached to the request. It clears our hearts and minds and makes it easier for us to hear. Depending on the nature of the request, it may take a long time to come to the point of neutrality. And there are times when the request is so personal or painful that it may be impossible for us to get to that point. At those times the Holy Spirit Himself makes intercession for us.

When our hearts are clean and we have committed ourselves to obey Him, and yet we have not a clue about what to pray, God takes responsibility for showing us. He may use Scripture, or He may use circumstances. If the request isn’t in keeping with His will, often He will redirect our attention to other interests.

When we go to God in prayer we must come to Him in a humble and broken spirit. Now our prayers must be directed and addressed to Him from our heart and soul. We should make know to God our prayer requests by beseeching our Lord God and by pouring out our soul before the Lord Jesus. We should never give up on praying and seeking God’s will and making supplication for the lost love ones in our families. Always be earnest in prayer and continually praying and crying out to heaven for your prayers to be answered because our God is faithful and just. If your prayers are not answered, when you though they should have been, well don’t get discouraged, God will answer them in His own time frame. Then maybe we should try bowing on our knees in prayer and pouring out our soul before the Lord by seeking our God and make supplications for others in need of prayer and maybe He will draw us nearer to Him. Now prayer must also be offered in the faith that God is, and is the hearer and answerer of prayer, and that he will fulfill his word, “Ask, and ye shall receive” (Matthew 7:7-8); (Matthew 21:22); (Mark 11:24); (John 14:13-14), and in the name of Christ (John 16:23-24; (John 15:16); (Ephesians 2:18); (Ephesians 5:20); (Colossians 3:17); (I Peter 2:5).

Remember, prayer is something you learn to do. It just like anything else you learn, it takes practice. The more you pray, the easier it will be to discern the voice of God. The easier it will be to know His will. And consequently, your assurance and confidence will grow proportionately.

Another difficult lesson to learn in regard to prayer is to recognize when God has answered the prayer. God answers prayers in one of four ways:

  • Yes.
  • No.
  • Wait.
  • My grace is sufficient.

But in more personal terms, “Yes, child, you may have it”; “No, child, this is not good for you”; “Wait, child, I have something better”; or “My grace is sufficient for you” (II Corinthians 12:9).

When He answers yes, we are prone to shout, “Praise the Lord!” But when He says no, we have a hard time finding reasons to praise Him. Usually, we don’t take “no” for an answer. We keep praying. Or we look for sin in our lives, a reason for His refusal to answer our request. But nowhere in Scripture does it say that God will give us exactly what we ask for every time. God is sovereign. He has the right to say no according to His infinite wisdom.

God says no and wait when it is best for us (Romans 8:28). Oftentimes it is for our protection. Sometimes God wants to answer our prayer, but the timing is not right. If He says wait, we should wait.

The sooner you move from your will to His will, the sooner God will show you what you need to know. Remember, God gives us His Word for obedience, not just consideration. He must be assured that you have submitted yourself completely before He unfolds His plan.

Now are you facing a decision in your life that is too big for you to handle? Are you going though a difficulty that has left you confused and disheartened? God said, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things,
which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3). As you seek God’s face and understand who He is and what He is willing and able to do, He will clear away all the mist that surrounds your circumstances. He will show you what to do.

If you are in need of prayer; please send me a note (Frank Rose) by just using our Contact Us link at the bottom of each page of our web site. Now just tell us your prayer request and I will be very discrete about your personal privacy. Then I will put your prayer request on my personal prayer list so that I may pray for your needs in our daily devotions to God about your personal needs. May Jesus Christ; our Lord and Savior grant your needs in prayer if it is His will to do so. I will personally pray for your needs and requests everyday starting at 12 o’clock each day after I read my E-mails. Thank you and may God always bless you.

Now God gave mankind a choice to call upon the name of Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into your life and Save you: then you are on your way to a place called Heaven because of what Jesus done for all mankind on the Cross. He paid the price by shedding His Precious Blood and dying there so that all mankind could go free.

Now all you have to do is just sincerely pray a simple prayer like this one here. “Please God, I confess to you my sins and I need you Jesus in my life right now. I will turn away from my sins and place my Faith in your Son Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen.”

Then you should share your Faith in Jesus Christ with other Christian friends or a pastor. Now by becoming a Christian, this is your first step on that long life’s road of a Spiritual growth and your service to sharing God. The second step is to follow Jesus Christ in a believer’s baptism by immersion in water and joining a local church that teaches the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Remember what Jesus said to Thomas in (John 14:6) I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
  • Neither is there Salvation in any other; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) (And His name is Jesus)

What Shall I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?

Salvation is simple, but it’s not cheap. It cost Jesus Christ everything so that salvation could be offered to us freely. God has provided salvation on a basis, which permits anyone who can make their own decision to have it.

If salvation could be received on the basic of education, multitudes would be excluded. If eternal life could be had on the basis of wealth, a great number would still be left out. If being saved were dependent upon one’s moral perfection, everyone would fall short. God has made His salvation available on the basis of a personal faith which even a child can exercise. This way everyone is reduced to the same level in the eyes of God and all must come to him on the same terms (Romans 3:9-10) and (Galatians 3:22). Paul said, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not, of yourselves; it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Below you will find some scriptures in the book of Romans that can lead you through the Romans road to Heaven. Please take the time to read the questions below and study God’s Word and may God bless you always.

  • Who is good? (Romans 3:10) As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.
  • Who has sinned? (Romans 3:23) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
  • Where did sin come from? (Romans 5:12) Wherefore, as by one-man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
  • God paid the price for sin. (Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God; is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • We all have a way out. (Romans 5:8) But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • What must I do to be saved? (Romans 10:9-11) That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with the heart man beliveth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Did you know that there was a Highway to Heaven and the bible says that there is but one way? (Acts 4:12) The scripture says “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” And that name is Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Yes; there is a highway to Heaven, but you can not find it on a road map. Yes this highway does exist and you can find it in the book of Romans in God’s Holy Bible and it will tell you how to go to Heaven.

This Heavenly road begins in the book of Romans in (Romans 1:16). This verse simply states; “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” For God is our source for our journey to Heaven. God gives power for salvation to all who believe in Him.

We as unbelievers need God’s power because we all have a problem with sin. The Bible says; “For all have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God” in (Romans 3:23). When we talk about the word sin; it just means that we are all born as a sinner by nature. Jesus said to Nicodemus, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3) Jesus said to Nicodemus again, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of the water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:6)

We all have to work to earn money in this life and so sin earns wages as well. The Bible tells us that God loves all sinners and that is why He has provided a plan of salvation through His Son Jesus Christ for sinners. God tells us that, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. (Romans 6:23)

This highway to Heaven can be found in, (Romans 10:9). The Bible tells us “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Then we need to confess our sins and ask God for forgiveness. We must confess our sins to God and claim Jesus as our Lord and Savior to receive His wonderful salvation. Now by repenting of your sins and turning away from the direction in your life in which you were going. Now to believe in your heart is to place your faith in Jesus Christ and Him alone. We must also trust in Him that He died on the cross to pay for our sins. The scripture tells us that, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

If you are concerned about your soul and were you will spend all eternity at, just sincerely pray a simple prayer like this one here. “Please God, I confess to you my sins and I need Jesus in my life right now. I will turn away from my sins and place my faith in your Son Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen.”

Then you should share your faith in Jesus Christ with other Christian friends or a pastor. By becoming a Christian, this is your first step and you are on that long life’s road of a spiritual growth and your service to serving God. The second step is to follow Jesus Christ in a believer’s baptism by immersion in water and joining a local church that teaches the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Remember what Jesus said to Thomas in (John 14:6) I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

This concludes our bible study on why everyone needs prayer in their life.

You’re Brother, in Christ

Frank Rose