SUNDAY 19TH FEBRUARY, 2017
THEME: FAITH IN PRAYER
TEXT: JAMES 5:15-16
HYMN: EMHB 533 Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire
Therefore I say unto you, whatever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you have received them and you shall have them. (Mark 11:24).
For prayer to be effective, we must demonstrate strong faith and personal holiness. When you have faith and you live a holy life, spontaneous results of prayer will come speedily. Simply put, the prayer of faith is a prayer seeking help from God on any given subject. In other words, it is “asking for something” and then believing that God will give or has given it to us and thereby receiving it by faith. In other words, we believe that God heard and answered our prayer when we prayed.
Unfortunately, more often than not, people attempt to pray what the Bible calls “the prayer of faith” when there is NO faith in operation – and this is why they get no result. So, in order to understand exactly HOW the spiritual Laws that govern the “prayer of faith” work, one must have a basic understanding of how faith works. Faith propels prayer into action. Faith is the accelerated force that makes prayer to work.
Beloved, for us to be free from the frustration of unanswered prayers let us set our faith in motion and we will see God intervening in our situation.
MEMORY VERSE: James 5:15 –“And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well: the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned they will be forgiven.”
PRAYER: Lord, help to set my Faith in motion so that every prayer I offer to You will always be answered in Jesus Christ’s name.