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What is the prayer of faith

Updated on April 16, 2015

Prayer is not an expiation for (to make amends for) sin .It has no virtue or merit of itself .All flowery words at our command are not equivalent to one Holy desire.

The most eloquent prayers are but idle words if they do not express the true sentiment of the heart. But the prayer that comes from an earnest heart when the simple want of the soul is expressed as we would ask our earthly friend for a favor, expecting it to be granted- this is the prayer of faith.

God does not desire our ceremonial complement, but the unspoken cry of the heart broken and subdued with a sense of its sin and utter weakness finds its way to the Father’s mercy

Man is Satan’s captive he is weak to Satan’s influence. He has no resistance, the only weapon man has is the earnest prayer of faith.

When Satan realizes he is losing the battle of controlling an individual He will call His legion of Angels to help him fight the individual by “beefing up” the temptation from every quarter. But when man recognizes him and earnestly asks Jehovah God for help. God in turn send His legion of holy angels to help .then Satan and his host have to stand back When Satan see individual praying asking for Devine and protection. He trembles and He becomes baffled and weak.

The prayer of faith is the greatest strength of the Christian. It is never lost but to claim that it will be answered in the very way and for that particular thing we have expect is presumption.

Christ is our only hope, come to God in the name of Jesus Christ who bought our pardon when he gave His life on the cross. Pray much for prayer is the life of the soul. Help will come, power will come to man from God in answer to the prayer of faith.

The Science of Prayer

Prayer and faith are closely related and need to be studied together. In the prayer of faith there is a divine science. It is a science that brings success. Jesus wanted His followers to know this and thought this science to his believers in this simple passage of scriptures.

Here it is.

Mark 11:24 whatever you pray for believe that you will get it.

It also rest on this unequivocal condition we must be willing to forgive others.

Whatsoever you ask for must be according to God’s will.

Whatever we receive must be used in doing his will.

You are to abide in God and ask him to let The Holy Spirit abide with you

You must love your fellow men as Christ loves you

Your prayer must not be selfish you must pray for others also.

You must impart or share and communicate what you receive with others,

We must not only pray in God’s name but by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit,

Confess your sins and unworthiness to the father.

You must show that you love God.

Prayer cannot take the place of duty.

You are to keep God’s commandments.

Above all always be honest with God

These are some of the gifts we may ask for such as pardon of sins. For the Holy Spirit, for a Christ like temper, for knowledge, wisdom, understanding and strength to do His work, since any gift He has promised we may ask for. Then we are to believe that we receive and return thanks to God for that we have received.

You do not have to look for any outward evidence of this blessing. The gift is in the promise and you may go about your work assured that what God has promise He is able to perform and the gift you already possess will be realized and materialized when you need it.

To be able live this way by the word of God, means complete surrender to Him. You will realize that there will be a daily need for His divine help. At times as the feeling of inadequacy presents itself you can access this added Divine help through daily prayer and supplication.

Contributing Author: Juliet Christie Murray.

Source Credit: Christ Object Lessons, Power of Prayer Ellen G White

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