Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian. Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope. Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. We are Praying through God's Word…
As God's people, we are commanded to "walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God" (Colossians 1:10). We are commanded to be filled with the knowledge of God, for it is knowledge of Him, His person, and His heart that must fill our being. And once His knowledge is in us, the glorious result will be a life of prayer. Prayer will be as easy as breathing. It will be as natural to pray as it is to live. The knowledge of God is the key to that kind of life. Once His knowledge fills us, His Word will empower us, allowing us to pray effectively. And as we come to His throne room, we come filled with His faith and confidence: "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him" (1 John 5:14-15). It is confidence in Him - confidence born of Him that gets results in prayer. And it is that confidence that enables you to say, "Father, your Word says..." And it is at that moment the Holy Spirit will quicken your mind and bring the Word to your remembrance. This is why we are commanded, "Be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding" (Colossians 1:9). Prayer is impossible unless we are filled with His knowledge and the knowledge of His Word. Overcoming prayerlessness takes place only when this happens. And my prayer today for you is that the Word of Christ will "dwell in you richly in all wisdom" (Colossians 3:16).
Now we will prayer this prayer, our Heavenly Father, we thank you for loving me.
I thank you for sending your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to the world to save and to set me free. I trust in your power and grace that sustain and restore me. Loving Father, touch me now with your healing hands, for I believe that your will is for me to be well in mind, body, soul and spirit. Cover me with the most precious blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. Cast anything that should not be in me. Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells. Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish any damaged areas. Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the power of Jesus' precious blood. Let the fire of your healing love pass through my entire body to heal and make new any diseased areas so that my body will function the way you created it to function. Touch also my mind and my emotion, even the deepest recesses of my heart. Saturate my entire being with your presence, love, joy, and peace and draw me ever closer to you every moment of my life. And Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to do your works so that my life will bring glory and honor to your holy name. I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.