Learning to Stand Upon the Promises of God
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Learning to Stand Upon the Promises of God

Do you live by praying in faith? Usually, a desperate need will drive a Christian to really pray. Perhaps sickness, marital problems, or the lost condition of your children burdens your soul. It’s not unusual for a Christian to encounter these kinds of “Red Sea” circumstances. At these times, you must decide, “Will I accuse...

Prayer Is the Breath of the Soul (2010)
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Prayer Is the Breath of the Soul (2010)

Prayer is the breath of the soul. God’s will is that we rejoice in Jesus and pray without ceasing. When sin blocks us from prayer, it’s like we stop breathing. The parable of the sower offers three explanations for why this can happen. But ultimately, to keep the faith until the end, we need to...

Revival Prayer Meeting
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Revival Prayer Meeting

This live revival prayer meeting begins with the story of the rich young ruler. This young man encapsulates the American church. Because of a selfish heart, he sorrowfully went away from Jesus. But what did Jesus say about this man, when his disciples asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus said, With men this is...

A Whole New Level of Devotion
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A Whole New Level of Devotion

Today, Pastor Ray drew a line in the sand. The National Prayer Chapel will no longer maintain itself in survival mode while waiting on Jesus. Instead, it is time to depend on Jesus. The National Prayer Chapel has jettisoned the formal church structure. We are calling for a whole new level of devotion to Jesus...

The First Step of Prayer
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The First Step of Prayer

Jesus taught us to pray after the model of “Our Father.” But the first step of prayer is to not harden our heart. For example, pain, fear, and anger can lead us to say, “It’s hopeless! I’m just going to cave to my circumstances and depression.” But why? We serve a God who answers prayer!...

Go into the Bedroom of God
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Go into the Bedroom of God

Jesus warns us that if we harden our hearts, we will not enter his rest. This rest is the bedroom of God. It is resting in Jesus, believing God’s rhema word to us, and having our prayers answered. But what does this look like practically? The first step is to repent of any hardness, judgments,...

When You Don’t Want to Pray
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When You Don’t Want to Pray

What do you do when you don’t want to pray (but you know you should)? Charles Finney lays out how we are to come into the state of mind to offer the prayer of faith. First, we search the Scriptures and find evidence that God will answer. Simultaneously, we cherish the good desires from the...

Will You Pray?
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Will You Pray?

Will you pray? The first baby step of following Jesus is really the only step in the entire Christian life. It is simply doing what Jesus tells you to do. Once you make this commitment, you’re in a place to offer the prayer of faith. God has pledged himself to always answer the prayer of...

Three Loaves of Bread (2006)
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Three Loaves of Bread (2006)

Is the gift of the Holy Ghost an optional snack for you? Through the parable of the man begging his friend for three loaves at midnight, Jesus directs us to pray for the gift of the Holy Ghost with bold, persistent, urgency that will not be turned away. This begging process humbles our hearts and...

The Gift of an Anguished Mind (October 2014)
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The Gift of an Anguished Mind (October 2014)

Have you ever felt that you would die if God didn’t save someone you knew? Most of us think, “If I just talk to them the right way, they’ll come to Jesus,” and we comfortably avoid the excruciating soul agony of praying as if we would not be denied. The problem with this is that...