Prayer That Receives Answers

Wednesday May 5, 2010

James 4:1-2. Pastor Dale teaches about prayer projects. #1- Turn your worries into prayer requests. #2- Turn your opposition and conflicts into prayer. #3- Turn your needs into prayer. Rom. 8:32 tells us that God wants to bless each of us with things that are free from Him. How do we pray? #1- We pray by and in the Spirit. #2- We pray by and according to the Word. The Word and the Spirit always agree. Eph. 6:10 tells us to be strong in the Lord and the power of HIS might. It doesn’t matter if we are weak. He is the strong one. We put on His whole armor, stand against the strategies of the devil (worry, strife, contention), and resist the devil with the Word (Eph. 6:11-17; James 4:7; I Peter 5:8), use the shield of faith, have the sword of the Spirit, which is when you pray the Word of God. All of the armor has to do with the Word. Do you believe that you have overcoming faith? When the worry or conflict comes, turn it by praying in the Spirit and by praying the Word. What did Jesus do? He said, “It is written.” Follow Jesus’ example and use the Word to make the devil go.