Petal Barclay-Smith Ministries

DELIVERANCE AND HEALING

DON’T FORGET TO PRAY

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By PBS Ministries

There are times in our lives when we face circumstances that seem insurmountable. The road may be rough and rugged, the path may seem crooked, the storm may seem unending, but my encouragement is for us not to forget to pray.

You may ask, well, what if we have already prayed? The Bible tells us that we are to pray without ceasing. And when we pray, we are to leave the situation to God.

The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 6, verses  25 to 34 remind us:

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

God promises to look after His children, but He warns us not to worry. We oftentimes weary ourselves by thinking how the bills will be paid, what to eat, drink and what to wear, but if we learn to trust God, and believe that He knows our needs even before we ask of Him, He will surely supply all our needs according to His riches in glory.

Our Saviour Jesus Christ knew the importance of prayer.  He lifted His voice and prayed to God before He raised Lazarus from the dead.

Daniel was a man of prayer. He prayed to God three times a day. Although he was cast into the Lion’s den, he continued to pray and God shut the Lions mouth and they did not harm him.

When Paul and Silas were put in jail, they prayed and sang praises to God. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

As believers, we have the confidence that if we ask anything according to His will, God hears us.  And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.      

Prayer is an important part of a Christian’s life. Supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving must be made for all people so that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

The Bible also admonishes us to put away all anger, clamor, slander and malice and to be kind to one another, tenderhearted and forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave us.      

As we continue to delight ourselves in the Lord, He will not fail to give us the desires of our heart.  I, therefore encourage us, not to worry, not to be anxious about anything, but in everything, through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Amen

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