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Steps to Effective Prayer: Step 11 — READ YOUR BIBLE!

Ps 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. NIV Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread. NIV Jer 15:16 When your words came, I ate them; they were...

Steps to Effective Prayer: Step 10 — FORGIVE THOSE WHO HURT YOU!

Matt 6:12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. NIV Matt 6:14-15 Or if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. NIV...

Steps to Effective Prayer: Step 8 — DON’T BE FILLED WITH ANGER!

1 Tim 2:8 I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing. NIV Eph 4:26-27 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. NIV Eph 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness,...

Steps to Effective Prayer: Step 5 — BE THANKFUL!

Col 3:15-16 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. NIV Col 4:2-3 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. NIV Heb 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that...

Steps to Effective Prayer: Step 4 — PRAY DAILY!

Col 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. NIV Phil 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. NIV Rom 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,...

Steps to Effective Prayer: Step 3 — ASK FOR GOD’S WILL!

Matt 26:39 "Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." NIV 1 Cor 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the...

Steps to Effective Prayer: Step 2 — Love!

Matt 22:37-39 Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' NIV Phil 1:9 And this is my prayer: that...

Steps to Effective Prayer: Step 1 — BELIEVE!

James 1:6-7 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; NIV James 5:15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the...

Tips for a Close Relationship With God

* Communicate daily with your Heavenly Father and listen to His responses.  Use every occasion to be in contact with Him (power walks, alone in the car, taking a shower...) Prayer is a two way communication. 1 Thess 5:16-18 "Be joyful always; pray continually; give...

Healing Texts

Do you want to be healed?  May I encourage you to prayerfully go over these healing Scriptures on a daily basis.  If you have time restraints, choose one or two texts and claim them prayerfully.  God loves you my friend! HEALING SCRIPTURES1. Saying, If...

Preparing Yourself for a Miracle…

Is there anything we need to know in order to see miracles happen in our lives? We hear about miracles happening all the time. Why have they not yet happened in our lives? Here are some guidelines from Mark 6:35-44 that may help you: "By this time it was late in the...

Where Does Sickness Come From?

We dwell in a very confusing world. One fact is obvious though: sickness is real in our world and all of us sooner or later face an illness or another. Some are quickly healed, others take longer and others never get healed. Interpretations about the origin of...

Why Not ME Lord?

We need to be aware that human impossibilities are God's opportunities. Nothing is impossible to God, not even to heal the most impossible disease! Jer 32:17 "Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing...

Thought-Provoking Devotionals

The following are some encouraging messages from the Bible on a variety of different topics: AdversityBeing Alive in ChristBeing a ChristianThe BibleBrokennessControlEmptinessExperiencing GodFaithFearForgivenessGraceHaving a Relationship With GodHealingHolding OnHoly...

HINDRANCES TO ANSWERED PRAYER, Part 14: Lack of Prayer and Fasting

Mark 9:29 "And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting." KJV Matt 6:7-8 "And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your...

HINDRANCES TO ANSWERED PRAYER, Part 13: Not building Up Your Faith

Rom 10:17 "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ." NIV If you do not build your faith up, you are heading for a painful disaster. How can you build your faith up? By reading and meditating God's Word,...

HINDRANCES TO ANSWERED PRAYER, Part 12: Impatience

2 Peter 3:15 "Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation." NIV We as humans tend to be so impatient! "Me impatient! Never! I am patient! Where are my papers? I need them NOW!" Technology seems to have brought us into a more hectic stressed-out world where...

HINDRANCES TO ANSWERED PRAYER, Part 11: Disregarding Your Body

1 Cor 6:19-20 "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." NIV We are responsible for the earth suit that God...

HINDRANCES TO ANSWERED PRAYER, Part 10: Our Time on Earth Is Over

2 Kings 13:14 "Now Elisha was suffering from the illness from which he died." NIV Elisha was a mighty prophet of God who had received a double portion of the Spirit that was in Elijah. He was loved by God and had served God in his ministry for over 60 years. However...

HINDRANCES TO ANSWERED PRAYER, PART 7: Fear

Job 3:25 "What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me." NIVWe discovered here that although Job was wealthy and had everything he wanted, he had fears. Fear is the opposite of faith. Fear is really worrying about tomorrow, instead of keeping our...

HINDRANCES TO ANSWERED PRAYER, PART 6: Unforgiveness

Mark 11:25-26 "And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." NIV Jesus is clear about this, if we cannot forgive the sins of others, God cannot forgive us. If we cannot forgive...

HINDRANCES TO ANSWERED PRAYER, PART 4: Sinning Against God

1 Cor 5:1, 4-5 "It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans: A man has his father's wife… When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our...

HINDRANCES TO ANSWERED PRAYER, Part 1: Testing God’s Ability

Luke 23:8 "When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform some miracle." NIV Matt 27:42 "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's...

LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY! Conclusion

If prayer is necessary and natural, and if prayer gives us victory over self-sufficiency, then why do we struggle? Why are we always "busy" when a prayer meeting is coming up? Why do we reserve prayer for the occasional emergency, and for the few, quick words before...

THE LORD’S PRAYER, Summary

Jesus has given us an ideal model of prayer, which advises us to: 1) be aware that God is our loving daddy who desires that we pursue a relationship with Him; 2) long for God’s Kingdom to come; 3) recognize our need of God in every aspect of our lives, and rely on him...

THE LORD’S PRAYER, Part 6: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Finally, Jesus wants us to be aware of how easily we fall into temptation. We often forget that Satan is the "prince of this world", though Jesus repeatedly referred to him as such (see John 12:31; 14:30-31; 16:11). The apostle Paul warned that: "our struggle is not...

LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY! Part 3: Prayer Is Perfectly Natural!

Prayer was never an act of self-discipline or duty for Jesus. Nobody had to force Him to prayer, and because He saw prayer as a necessity, it came perfectly natural for Him. The following texts give a few examples of how natural it was for Jesus to give thanks through...

LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY! PART 2: Prayer Is Necessary!

Prayer, for Jesus, wasn’t a few memorized words that He said before he went to bed. No. For Jesus, prayer was a necessity. It was an attitude. It was the very air he breathed. One day, a boy stood watching a holy man praying on the banks of a river in India. When the...

THE LORD’S PRAYER, Part 4: Give Us Each Day Our Daily Bread

When Jesus uses the word "bread", he is referring to everything we need for our earthly existence. Our prayers should show our understanding and belief that God is our master provider, and that He cares about even our smallest daily needs. We need to be conscious of...

THE LORD’S PRAYER, Part 3: Your Kingdom Come

Our prayers should show that we long for the second coming of our Lord. At the time Jesus said these words, very few people acknowledged Him as the King of Kings. They weren’t looking for someone to liberate them from sin; but from the Roman oppression! Of...

LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY! introduction

"One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." (Luke 11:1)Why would anyone say: "Lord, teach us to pray"? Aren’t prayers easy to say? You recite them in...

THE LORD’S PRAYER, Part 2: Father, Hallowed Be Your Name

First and most importantly, our prayers must be directed to our Heavenly Father. It is interesting to note that the Israelites generally addressed God formally, using words such as these: "Ali" (my Father), or "Abinue" (our Father). In contrast,...

THE LORD’S PRAYER, Introduction

He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation."’" (Luke 11:2-4) "Lord, teach us to...

WHEN SUFFERING BECOMES UNBEARABLE… Conclusion: The Healer!

“Worship the Lord  your God and his blessing will be upon your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.” Exodus 23:25I received Jesus Christ as Lord  when I was quite young in Sunday school and I started to witness from an early age on. In...

WHEN SUFFERING BECOMES UNBEARABLE… Part 11: Thrown Out!

Did I give you a testimony that my husband has been out of job for close to two years.At the end of last year, we were thrown out of the house we were staying, we were not paying any rent. The reason for this was because I am married to a rival tribe to my tribe. Rob...

WHEN SUFFERING BECOMES UNBEARABLE… Part 10: Hijacked!

My brother received a prayer request from a colleague, about a lady who was hijacked by gangsters with her car last Thursday, the colleague, is the lady’s family friend.The gangsters were communicating with the lady’s phone to her family demanding 1 million by latest...

WHEN SUFFERING BECOMES UNBEARABLE… Part 9: The Crash

I was confronted with a knee surgery two years back when I was out with some of my friends late in the night drinking. I was totally drunk and riding to get more liquor when I crashed up and saw my left leg broken into pieces.The bottom half of my leg was still there...

WHEN SUFFERING BECOMES UNBEARABLE… Part 7: Mustard-Covered Faith

One day Jesus' disciples faced utter defeat. At the insistence of desperate parents, they had tried, without success, to drive a demon from a boy suffering from seizures so bad that they often threw him into the fire or into the water. The boy's life was constantly in...

WHEN SUFFERING BECOMES UNBEARABLE… Part 2: It Sure Hurts! Help!

What do you do when you have a tooth that hurts? There is no way around it. You have to call your dentist, and boy, he sure has a knack in locating the source of the pain!"Is this the one that is hurting?"How can anyone respond, when you are squirming in the dentist...

WHEN SUFFERING BECOMES UNBEARABLE… Introduction: Beauty to Ashes

I used to be (and still am at times) too full of myself, and as a result, there was never enough room for God in my life. Oh, I loved Jesus, but on my own terms. I had accepted Him as my Saviour, but not as my Lord.Then the strangest thing happened to me. I stopped...

The Power of a Song

This was the day we had been anticipating for several months. This was the day we would experience Kingdom Bound firsthand. Kingdom bound is a yearly Christian music Festival that is hosted, of all places, in an amusement park! I have to admit that I had my qualms...

The Praise Principle

Are you ever discouraged? When you are, what do you do about it? Are you ever worried, even scared about your future? Are there times that you are facing monstrous problems and you do not know what to do about them? What about facing persistent pain that seems to...

Why Are My Prayers Not Answered?

I remember one of the first times when I went to Happy Ralphs, a beautiful park for migratory birds flying over our Niagara Peninsula. As I was walking down the hill with my family, I noticed a beautiful small river and was attracted to the beauty on the other side. I...

About … Prayer

Having trouble believing in the power of prayer?    Answered Prayers Hindrances to Prayer Important Elements of Prayer Just a Prayer Away The Lord's Prayer Lord Teach Us to Pray Prayer -- The Old Way! Submit a Prayer Request Steps to Effective Prayer Tips to...

About … Healing

Does God still heal people? Or was that only for the Early church? And if He still heals people today, why isn't He healing me? Check out:   Does God Want You to be Healed? The Enemy Within  The Forgotten Message Healing Texts Miracles From the Past The Praise...

About … Temptation

You would think that temptation would be obvious, that there would be glaring signs, that you would have the desire to be free, that freedom would be easy. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case! But don't despair, there is help! Check out:   Digging Deeper into...

About … Suffering

Why do we suffer, and how can we ease the pain?                                                              ...

Categories of Answered Prayers!

Click on the category of your choice: AccidentsAnimalsCancerChildrenCranial ProblemsDeathDeliveranceDepressionEye ProblemsFinancial ProblemsGuidanceHealingHeart ProblemsJobsMissingPersonal RequestsProtectionReconciliationSalvationStudiesSuicideWitnessing   Send...

Basking in God’s Unfailing Love

To a world gone mad, trying to get to know Jesus may seem foolish. However if you give Him a try, you will desire to get to know Him more and more at the deepest level possible. His relationship with you will be more precious compared to any other human relationships out there. Enjoy getting to know Him

Jesus, a Fraud, a Lunatic or the Messiah?

Who was Jesus Christ? Were his claims true? Was he really who he said he was? Is their any way to verify who he truly was? Who do you think Jesus really was? Was he a liar (pretending to be someone that he truly was not)? Was he a lunatic (truly believing he was someone that he was not and deserving to be locked up in an institute)? Or was he the one he proclaimed to be?

Does God Want You to be Healed?

We receive many answered prayer requests here at Answers2Prayer and we do rejoice with people who were healed through the stripes of Jesus Christ.  “This is fine and well, but I am sick and was wondering if Jesus cared enough to heal me.  Is healing God’s will for my...

The Problem With Pain

Snorkling in My Underwear? The Problem With Pain, Part 1 Dreaming About Swimming in Aloe Vera: The Problem With Pain, Part 2 Waiting? That’s for the Poor! The Problem With Pain, Part 3 The Stone Snare: The Problem With Pain, Part 4 The Day After: The Problem With...

Victory Verses

When tempted claim these victory verses, resist the devil and pray, depending solely on Jesus' power. Ex 20:17 You shall not covet 2 Chron 15:7 But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.Ps 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for...

About … The Bible

Is the Bible a puzzle? Do you wonder if it can be believed at all? Check out:     A Study Through the Seven Churches of Revelation Another One Bites the Dust -- From Ecclesiastics Can You Believe the New Testament? The Desert Rose -- From Isaiah Devotions...

About … Faith

Do We Truly Believe? Facing Unimaginable Odds Rivers of Faith You of Little Faith

About … Having a Relationship With God

Does your relationship with God need a boost? Hey! Is it even possible to have a relationship with the God of the universe? Check out:   Basking in God's Unfailing Love Jesus' Deepest Desires Jesus: A Lunatic, A Fraud or the Messiah? Tips for a Close Relationship...

About … Holding On

Feeling a bit like you are hanging by a thread? God knows! Check out:   Holding On

About … Hope

Hope? Isn't that some kind of distant concept? Some conditional term? Or is hope another word for Jesus Christ? Check out:   Hope in the Distance

About … Idolatry

But, but, I don't worship idols... Do I? Check out:   Addictive Lovers of Our Life

About … Light and Purpose

Do you lack purpose in life? Do you feel that the little light for Jesus that is supposed to be shining has been hidden? Or perhaps has been blown out? Does your search for purpose leave you as lost as ever? Check out:   Little Light of Mine

About … Living

What does it mean to truly live? Check out:   Real Living God's Love in You Seeds of Life

About … Love

Love: That elusive concept that we all seek, but so few ever find. Check out this series:   The Question About Love

About … Lord and Master

Jesus wants to be not only be our Savior, but also our Lord and Master. Why? Because He knows this is the only way to true happiness! Nonetheless, surrender is soooo hard! Check out:   My Lord and Master

About … Marriage

So many seek happiness in marriage, but it continues to elude them. What does marriage truly mean? Check out:   Marriage Bliss

About … Miracles

Miracles: Are they still for us today? If so, why don't we see more of them? Check out:   Preparing Yourself for a Miracle There Is ALWAYS Hope

About … Possessions

Possessions: Should we have them? Should they control us? What does the Bible say about prosperity and His followers: Check out:   Becoming Rich Without a Dime

About … Power

The power of God: Do we have access to it? How? Check out:   Kingdom of Power

About … Praise

The Bible Tells us to praise God. Why? Does He need our praise? What is the power of praise? Check out:   The Power of a Song The Praise Principle

About … Religion

God LOVES religion...Right? Or... Maybe not so much... Check out:   The Helpless Heroes and the Vindictively Prideful Radioactive Religion

About … Resting

God created rest. He ordained it. He commanded it. Why is it that we find resting so hard? Check out: Restful Repose

About … Sacrifice

Sacrifice? Who would want to have to do ... THAT? Check out: Sweet Sacrifice

About … Surrender

What does it mean to truly be a follower of Christ? Check out: Tiny Splashes Make a BIG Difference

About … Trials

Need some tips for your current set of trials? Check out:   Facing unimaginable Odds

About … Unity

Jesus prayed for it. He knew the power of it. Why is unity so hard to achieve? Check out?   Dissonance Amidst Unity

About … Victory

Trials, temptations, traps... We are surrounded by them. And what's worse, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking who he can devour! Is there no way out? Check out: Digging Deeper into Victory Fearless Victory! God's Armament A Kingdom of Power Victory...

About … Waking Up

Are you feeling like your spiritual life has died? Like there's no more spark or light in your relationship with God? Maybe you've fallen asleep! Check out:   Awake!

About … The Workplace

Is work just something you do to bring home money? Or could it also be your "mission field"? Check out:   Influencing the Workplace Lessons From the Classroom

Prayer — The Old Way!

What if your children were to come to you and ask, “Please daddy, can you please give us our meals today? Can you also please give us some water to drink today? Don’t forget also to please give us a hug…” How would you feel? Would you think “Wow! What great kids I...

When Suffering Seems Unbearable

Beauty in Ashes: When Suffering Seems Unbearable, Part 1 It Sure Hurts! Help! When Suffering Seems Unbearable, Part 2 The Problem With Pain: When Suffering Seems Unbearable, Part 3 Focusing on What Really Matters: When Suffering Seems Unbearable, Part 4 The Secret to...

There Is ALWAYS Hope

Losing My Mind: There Is ALWAYS Hope, Part 1 The Two Favorite Women of My Youth: There Is ALWAYS Hope, Part 2 I Will Be With You: There Is ALWAYS Hope, Part 3 The Only Healing: There Is ALWAYS Hope, Part 4 Healed of Dementia: There Is ALWAYS Hope, Part 5 Strike on the...

Miracles From the Past

The Barren Woman: Miracles From the Past, Introduction I Can See! Miracles From the Past, Part 2 Paralyzed to the Neck: Miracles From the Past, Part 3 Concurring the Evil: Miracles From the Past, Part 4 The Blind Will See: Miracles From the Past, Part 5 Do We Believe...

The Forgotten Message

The Power From Above: The Forgotten Message, Part 1 I Have No Money for my Shopping Cart: The Forgotten Message, Part 2 Abundance Beyond the Norm: The Forgotten Message, Part 3 Lost in Total Darkness: The Forgotten Message, Part 4 Healing Is Possible, Even Today: The...

The Enemy Within

Jersey Islanders had their first encounter with the Nazis on June 28, 1940. An air raid over St. Helier killed ten of their citizens and injured many others. Some time before this raid, the United Kingdom had demilitarized the Channel Islands. Unfortunately for the...

About … Worship

Worship. It truly is the heart of the matter. How do we know if we are worshipping adequately? Check out:   The Heart of the Matter