Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Building a House of Prayer pt2

Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. (KJV)

The Process of Prayer
Separate from evil ­ 2 Corinthians ­7:1
Talk to God from your heart Matthew 6:5-­8
Allow God time to answer Daniel 10:11-­13
Never lose hope ­ Romans 8:24-­26
Devote yourself to prayer daily Colossians 4:2-3; Galatians 6:8-­10

            Yesterday the foundation for the “house of prayer” was laid out. Today without going into too much detail we will attempt to frame in some of the walls. Since this message will be presented Sunday evening at Calvary Assembly of God in Winterhaven, CA let’s hope this devotional thought won’t be too much of a spoiler.

            When we are approaching a Holy God the first thing we must do is separate ourselves from evil. We should openly and honestly search ourselves and our surroundings in the light of God’s revelation of His Word. Not a ceremonial cleansing – A spiritual awakening of conviction and commitment.

            Communication with God comes from our heart; so, once we are Separate from evil, we can Talk to God from our hearts. God will not turn away a broken and contrite heart. We are able to make our requests to Him with thanksgiving and expectation. We do not need flowing words, or lengthy time restraints – Just clear heart-to-heart conversation.

            The answer will arrive according to God’s schedule. Allow Him time to answer. Do not get impatient or lose focus. Certainly don’t treat God as if His is an operator at a call center – Thinking, “This call we be answered in the order it was received. Please stay on the line for the next available operator.”

            We Never lose hope because the Holy Spirit prays through us even when we don’t understand the needs we are up against. We can Devote ourselves to prayer daily. Giving our prayers the foundation of Purpose through REST and engaging in the Process of prayer we are building a “house of prayer” with walls that will STAND.

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