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9 years ago
Some ideas on prayer from the book, 'HOW YOU CAN PRAY WITH POWER'
by Lowell Lunstrom
1.] Why God Wants You To Pray?
2.] Pulling down the devils stronghold through prayer
3.] The Power of Intercessory Prayer
4.] Prayers that changed history
5.] How to put power in your prayers
6.] Praying with praise
7.] The problem of unanswered prayer
8.] The Lords pattern of prayer
9.] Hangups that hinder prayer
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Why God Wants You to Pray?
1.] Prayer prepares you to reign with God. (Prayer is the means by which we overcome evil, and prepares us for our roles with Jesus, and finally for your position in heaven.)
2.] Prayer gives you divine power and authority! (Prayer is God's appointed method for you to take charge of your life, prayer is the way for you to win spiritual battles, and prayer is the way you claim God's promises.)
3.] Prayer brings growth! (Don't be discouraged by delays! It is the spiritual way to grow up in God.)
4.] Prayer can be a transforming experience! (Prayer is your greatest privilege!)
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Everyone of us; who have been born again and are saved by the grace of Jesus, are part of God's church.
When we ask Jesus to come into our lives we become a part of the Christian body. If you are saved and Baptized in the Holy Spirit you are also, part of God's church and Christian body. In fact you have the power of the Holy Spirit, in yourself and surrounding you.
Jesus states in Matthew 16:18, "Upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it." As a body of believers we are given spiritual weapons, the most powerful weapon being prayer!
"It is true that I am an ordinary, weak, human being, but I don't use human plans and methods to win my battles. I use God's mighty weapons, not those made by men, to knock down the devil's strongholds. These weapons can knock down every proud argument against God and every wall that can be built to keep men from finding Him.  With these weapons I can capture rebels and bring them back to God..."Ephesians 6:12
You may not feel that you have any power and that you are weak but the Bible says, "God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty." 1 Corinthians 1:27
1.] Your spiritual powers are mighty through God!
Not only are mighty through God, but you can ask anything through Jesus. "If you ask anything in my name, I will do it." John 14:14
2.] Joining a fellow Christian in prayer will give you more power to bind Satan. When two dedicated Christians meet to tear down strongholds there is extra power and authority to get the job done.
3.] Be careful how you rebuke the devil!
When I read this from Lunstrom's book, "How you can pray with power and get results." I was especially interested to learn that it is better to say "The Lord rebuke you Satan!" then to say "I rebuke you Satan!" This made sense to me because it only through the power of God that we can ever rebuke Satan, and by saying, "the Lord rebuke you Satan!" we are handing the situation over to Jesus. Jesus knows exactly what to do and has the power to do so.
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(The Prophet Samuel told King Saul, "God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you...")
Intercessory Prayer
Prayer is a ministry! Intercessory prayer is love on it's knees, or in my case sitting or standing, because my knees are bad with arthritis, but I think you understand what this means. Sometimes intercessory prayer means sacrificing-such as not watching that movie, or getting up an hour earlier than you usually do. If you have a partner or friend that will pray with you that is even better, because Jesus tells us that two or more brings greater power to your prayer! A group of intercessors is better yet. Yet even alone, your prayer can be effective!
2.] Everyone can pray! This is a Godly mission that everyone can have a part in. You will be listened to whether you are rich or poor, educated or uneducated, single or married, young or old, no matter where you live and even if you are homeless. You will be listened to if you are gifted in speech or tongue tied, full of wisdom or very simple in speech and manner. Your prayers will always be listened to.
3.] Intercessory prayer is faithful and persistent prayer. Intercessors go the extra mile and pray on a regular basis without missing and keep on praying. They don't give up, forget, or say later!
4.] When you pray God gives you a great measure  of control over the event. You are giving God a petition to consider.
5.] God is waiting for us to take hold of His promises.

This post was modified from its original form on 28 Jan, 8:36
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4.] Prayers that changed history
There are accounts of many miracles in World War II because of prayer!
1.] At the same time that the miracle of "Salerno," was happening; Rees Howells and his students were deep in prayer.
2.] When Hitler's army attacked the Soviet Union instead of England, his army became snowbound in the worse winters of Russian history. Millions of Christians were praying that Hitler would be defeated. In fact there are so many instances like this that I can not put all of them down, for lack of room.
3.] Throughout the Old and New Testaments men and women of God, and His prophets changed history through prayer.
4.] Many people do not know this but before and during the Civil War in the United States of America, whole underground Christian churches and organizations were working in action and in prayer to end slavery. Thousands upon thousands of Christians were praying for the practice of slavery to end and for the North to win in the war. I know this because of historical research I have done.
Again, when the United States was attacked on September 11th, millions of Christians across the earth were praying. There are many movies of the miracles that happened with this horrific event. Most of the Christians praying were unknown and unseen! But not
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How to Put Power in You're Prayers!
1.] Fasting-Fasting can put power in your prayer-if done correctly! Here are the a,b,c's of fasting. Fasting means that you go without eating while in a private prayer place and pray. If fasting improperly, you can endanger your health, so here are some rules. a.] Never fast if your health does not permit it. God will still honor your prayers even though you can not fast. b.] Never fast for longer than a week, two days is best. c.] Always have juice, bottled water, and milk handy. d.] After two days of fasting, you should also start eating soup. e.] The first day after you end the fast, soup is good to eat, so that your body can adjust again.
2.] When you have a great prayer need, than you need to pray with great need!
3.] A strong desire to pray is the Key to Power in prayer!
4.] Hunger and Thirst after God!
5.] Pray with determination!
6.] Pray, 'remembering the promises of God!'
7.] When you pray, "Hang on to God as if you were Jacob, wrestling with an angel."
8.] Never give up in your prayer!
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Praising God and Praising Jesus brings your prayers into the presence of God!
"I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth!"Psalm 34:1
1.] Praise Opens Heaven's Gates to Your Petitions!
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto Him and praise His name." Psalm 100:4
2.] Bless His name in all you do!
3.] Raise your hands heavenward!
"I desire that you pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands without wrath or doubting." 1 Timothy 2:8
According to Lowell Lundstrom, '"The act of raising hands is a universal sign of surrender; it means, "I give up.  I surrender myself to one before me." When I raise my hands to the Lord, It is an act of surrendering my life to Him.'
4.] Praise is your privilege as a believer.
"He that loved us and washed us from our sins with His own blood...HAS MADE US KINGS AND PRIESTS UNTO GOD..." Revelation 1:5 & 6
"Seeing that we have a Great High Priest, that is passed into the Heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession." Hebrew 4:14
5.] Surround your children with priestly prayers!
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1.] Some prayers are not answered because God wills differently.
2.] Some prayers are not answered because you are not ready to receive what you have requested.
While you are waiting for God to answer your prayer, give God praises, do your best and serve God where you are. Lowell Lunstrom says, "If you will humble yourself and serve God in the desert places, in due time God will show you to the multitudes."
3.] Some prayers are not answered because of wrong motives.
4.] Some prayers are not answered because of sin. a.)Stay close to Jesus Christ.
b.) Purify yourself by confessing your sin to Him.
c.) Desire that His will be done in your life.
d.) Do your actions please God? If not, correct your mistakes.
e.) Straighten out your life! Ask Jesus to help you: this is a prayer that will be answered!
5.] A division between you and another brother/sister will hinder your prayers.
a.) Examine your heart and your relationships with others. Go to that person(s) and make things right.
6.] Division within your family will also hinder your prayers.
This is a hard one, especially if your family members are not Christians. Sometimes you must spend a lot of time in your prayer room! God will show you what to do even in difficult cases:
~Specific Instruction to husbands~
 1 Peter 3:7
{........remember that you and your wife are partners in receiving God's blessings, and if you don't treat her as you should, your prayers will not get ready answers."}
7.] A withholding spirit will shut heaven to your prayers.
~This does not just mean money-although 10 percent of your income will bring you God's blessing- this also means helping others, donating a quilt or excess garden vegetables, fruits, sewing coat, giving a ride, salting a sidewalk, yard work, or giving food to a hungry family or individual. God will reward you in many ways for these acts of love, including answered prayer.~
8.] Some prayers are not answered immediately because of a great spiritual battle in progress. Persist in prayer!
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1.] Private prayer is important to each Christian!
a.) Every Christian should have a prayer closet or prayer room! Even if it is your bedroom! A prayer closet is a room where you can be by yourself and pray, meditate, ask and praise. This is one on one time with a believer and the Lord.
b.) You must make it a point to pray in your prayer closet everyday!
c.) Be consistent in your time spent in the prayer closet!
2.] Repetitive prayers which are often said before bedtime or at mealtimes, aren't very useful to God. He wants you to have a real conversation with Him. So when you pray:
a.) Be sincere and tell Him what's on your mind. b.) However, thanks and praise repeated sincerely are very much appreciated by the Lord.
c.) Jingles repeated do not offer true prayer.
d.) Words said over and over, memorized but not offered sincerely are not effective.
3.] Determination in prayer is important!
a.) God wants to know that you to put effort into your prayer! Luke 18:2-8
b.) Prayer said with determination and effort will exercise your faith! Luke 18:1
c.) Keep asking sincerely and don't give up! Luke 11:5-10.
4.] Thank God no matter what the answer! God likes to hear us say thank you!
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A Christian man once said, "God sometimes leads us into the prayer life. Sometimes; however, God has to drive us into such a life." You must overcome whatever hinders your prayers!
The problem of praying out loud in a group.
Instead of trying to please people, try to please God.

2.] Pray sincerely and don't try to be perfect.
3.] The scripture teaches us that a deep desire is accompanied by loud prayers. Don't be afraid to pray loudly and do realize that there is also a time for quiet prayers..
This is the end of the Prayer Warriors (2) lessons. I may start  prayer warriors (3) lessons if I can find materials.

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