Travail in prayer

How To Prevail In Prayer

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Travail in prayer

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Only those who prevail in prayers prevail in life and only those who travail ever prevail in the altar of prayers. Prevailing prayers require that you engage your entire being in prayers. It is a process of invoking divine intervention in prayers

Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children – Isaiah 66:7-8 (KJV)

…the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months – James 5:16-17 (KJV)

Many people are praying but few are prevailing and returning with their testimonies. It takes prevailing in prayer to have dominion over that challenge in your life. And knowing how to travail in prayer empowers you to prevail at all times.

How to prevail in prayers

  1. Engage your heart to provoke divine intervention

Travail begins from the heart. It is pouring your soul unto the Lord. Engaging your heart will result in explosive answered prayers. Hannah poured her soul unto the Lord and God remembered her and she received Samuel. Her mouth was not moving but her heart was fully engaged, (1 Samuel 1:13-19)

  1. It takes groaning in the Spirit to travail in prayers

This is engaging the help of the Holy Spirit in prayers. He makes intercession for saints with groaning and according to the will of God, (Romans 8:26-28). And when you pray according to the will of God, He hears you and grants you the petitions that you desired of Him, 1 John 5:14-15. The ultimate purpose of groaning is a supernatural change of level in life.

  1. Engage in a cry of faith

A prayer of faith prevails with answered prayers. It commits God’s integrity. Blind Bartimaeus cried out in faith and he secured Christ’s attention, which led to Christ granting him his heart desire, (Mark 10:47-52). The cry of faith pleases God and moves Him to act on your behalf. (more…)

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How to pray when your prayer must be answered

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Answering prayers is what God wants to be doing for His children. He said in Matt 7:7,”Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”  (NKJV) Furthermore, to prove His willingness to answer all our prayers, He said in Matt 7:1,”if ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”. (NKJV) As a child does not need to do anything special for his father to meet his needs, so also we do not need to do anything special for our father in heaven to meet our needs.

However, the challenge is that many do not see God as their father, but as that man up there in heaven waiting to hit us with the sledge hammer any time we do wrong. If this were so, we would all be gone by now. He is merciful and loving, bearing our weaknesses and sometimes chastises us so we can be better children. An understanding of the father – child relationship between us and God will eliminate the tension, doubts and fears that crowd our minds when we approach God in prayers. We ought to come with confidence, with expectation to receive whatsoever we ask of God. This is assuming your position as a child not as a servant. God is a good God and Father.

Murmuring and complaining, coupled with anxiety also limit answers to prayers. We are expected to approach God with thanksgiving, reminding Him of His words concerning those issues that need His intervention. In the multitude of words that we say to God in prayer, God is itching to hear us declare His words (scriptures) back to Him. God says in Isaiah 43:26 that we should put Him in remembrance that we may be justified. Christ, when He was tempted in the wilderness, overcame the devil by declaring what was written in the scriptures concerning the temptations presented by the devil. Therefore, it’s not ‘how many words’ but ‘what words’ were declared in prayers that matters.

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What Is Prayer Altar? (Part Two)

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How long you stay in God’s presence determines the results you get. The prayer altar enables you to dwell in the Lord’s presence and enjoy the wonders of His presence. It is the express access to all that God can ever give to man.

He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him – Psalm 91:15 (NKJV)

If you desire answers from God, then you have to call upon Him, and altar of prayer enables you to do so. Today we will continue with “what is prayer altar?”

What is prayer altar?

  • It is the altar of turnaround – In Acts 16:25-34, Paul and Silas prayed unto God and the prison doors were opened, the chains of the prisoners were all loosed. When the keeper of the prison saw the doors open, he wanted to kill himself and Paul restrained him and spoke the word of God to him and his family. This led to a big turnaround in the life of the man and family: they were saved.
  • It is the altar of divine intervention – on mount Zion there is deliverance and holiness and the people of God possess their possessions (Obadiah 17). At the altar you come to a place of appointment with God for divine intervention, to possess what belongs to you in Christ.
  • It is the altar of divine favour – When you cry out to God in prayers for His kingdom sake, He ensures that what other people are running after instead of Him come to you in abundance (Matthew 6:33). God will cause you to find favour before God and man.
  • It is the altar of empowerment – Signs and wonders are by-products of spiritual empowerment, which is a direct product of prayers. After Jesus fasted and prayed for forty days in the wilderness, He returned in the power of the Spirit and news of Him spread about the whole region (Luke 4:14). He did great and mighty things because He has been empowered at the altar of prayer.

Altar of prayer is a meeting point between God and man, where God is ready to communicate with you as a father would with his son. It is a place where you can get anything the word of God says has been freely given to you by reason of redemption by the blood of Jesus.

It is a place where you are empowered to flow in the supernatural. Heaven must first hear you before signs and wonders can be wrought by you. So, make the altar of prayer your number one daily schedule, and please don’t be in a hurry to leave.

What else is prayer altar?

Ngozi Nwoke

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What Is Prayer Altar?

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altar of prayer

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Prayer is a must if you are to live a victorious life. God is calling people to build prayer altars in their lives. God is looking for a man who will stand in the gap that evil will not befall men. An understanding of what to expect when you rightly build a prayer altar will energize you to do so.

So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one – Ezekiel 22:30 (NKJV)

But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” – Acts 6:4 (NKJV)

So what is prayer altar?

  • It is the altar of testimonies – Those who pray always will have testimony. Prayer is the processing plant for testimony.
  • It is the altar for speed accomplishment – Abraham’s servant enjoyed divine speed after he prayed to God. Rebecca came out and did everything as the servant prayed (Genesis 24:12-27)
  • It is the altar of strength – Men of prayer are men of supernatural strength (Luke 22:40-43)
  • It is the altar of sanctification – The more you look at God in prayer, the more you look like Him. If you keep seeking the face of God in prayer, your desire for sin will disappear. In all probability, the more prayerful you are the more sanctified you become (Luke 9:28-29, Malachi 3:3)
  • It is the altar of possibilities – God is the God of possibilities. When you pray and stay on the altar you will see the glory and get the answers (Jeremiah 32:27, Mark 10:27, Mark 9:23)
  • It is the altar that alters things – It is the control room to press switches for change. Elijah prayed and there was no rain for three years. He prayed again and rain came (James 5:17-18)
  • It is the altar of visions and revelations – Men of prayers are men of visions and revelations. Where these don’t exist, you have confusion and uncertainties (Proverbs29:18, Habakkuk 2:1-2, Acts 10)
  • It is the altar of dominion – it is the winning altar; you have dominion over all, including dominion over sin. It is a set platform to take charge of your day and life in general. Jesus would pray in the night and in the morning have dominion over affairs of the day (Luke 5:15-16, Luke 6:12-13)
  • It is the altar of divine direction – Through prayer you obtain guidance and divine direction. Jesus was never trapped because He was always led and guided by God. It is wisdom to be led than to be delivered (Psalm 32:8, Isaiah 48:17)
  • It is the altar of grace – You obtain favour and mercy at the altar of prayer. Nehemiah prayed for mercy and favour before the King and God granted him. The king released him to go and rebuild the city of Judah (Hebrews 4:16, Nehemiah 1:4-11, Nehemiah 2:1-8)
  • It is the altar of revival – Every revival is birth and sustained at the altar of prayer. When God moves, everything moves (Joel 2:28-32, acts 4:24-31, Acts 5:12-16)

What else is prayer altar?

Ngozi Nwoke

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Obtain God's reward

How To Qualify For God’s Reward

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Obtain God's reward

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Many are working for God but seem not to be getting any rewards, what could be the problem? Acceptable service unto God always attracts rewards from God. God owes no man but handsomely rewards anyone who qualifies for it. This post gives a summary of how to obtain God’s reward.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him – Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)

Do not look upon me, because I am dark, because the sun has tanned me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards, But my own vineyard I have not kept – Song of Solomon 1:6 (NKJV)

‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me – Matthew 15:8 (NKJV)

It’s one thing to qualify for a reward in the sight of men and another to qualify before the Lord. God, who is the rewarder, knows those who are due for rewards at any point in time; and when your cloud is full, surely your showers of blessing will pour down.

How to obtain God’s reward for serving Him

  1. Do it rightly and acceptably

God rewards you for doing things according to His word and purpose, not according to your own way. When Uzzah tried to steady the ark when the oxen stumbled, God struck him and he died – 2 Samuel 6:6-7. He did a good thing but not the right thing; it was not acceptable before God. Also the lady in Song of Solomon 1:6 was working but not her own work. The work that would fetch her rewards she left undone. There is no pay for unassigned work done.

  1. Do it joyfully

Serve God with joy and gladness of heart; otherwise, instead of rewards you will get sorrows and losses – Deuteronomy 28:47. God loves cheerful givers – 2 Corinthians 9:7. Give your service with joy and cheerfulness and it will be acceptable before God.

  1. Serve with all your heart

God’s reward is for those who serve Him with their heart. Man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart – 1 Samuel 16:7. God knows if your heart is not in what you are doing (Matthew 15:8); man may reward you for it but not God. And God’s rewards are far better than man’s rewards.

  1. Serve diligently

God rewards them that diligently seek Him – Hebrews 11:6. When you constantly and earnestly put in effort in doing the will of God, He takes record of it and rewards you greatly in due season. God causes the diligent to stand before kings and not before mean men – Proverbs 22:29 (more…)

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