PRAYER’S HIGHER PURPOSES

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Sunday, July 26th,2020;

PRAYER’S HIGHER PURPOSES
(There’s More To Prayer Than Just Asking For Things)

👤 Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;

📖 TO THE BIBLE
Ephesians 6:18 AMP C “Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty….”

◀ LET’S TALK
Jacqueline always spent her evenings after supper in fellowship and intense prayer of the Spirit. While others around her spent time binging on TV series and movies, she would enrapture herself in tongues of the Spirit, declaring words of love, praise, worship and thanksgiving to God. As a result of her worship and prayer times with the Lord, she experienced unusual and daily favours with people: strangers would want to pay her cab fares to school or buy her lunch; one time, someone even offered her a part-time online job without her applying for it.

The word “prayer” is a generic word, but many only focus on one of its synonyms, which is to ask or make requests. However, prayer is primarily fellowship with the Father through the Spirit. There’s more to prayer than just asking God for new stuff. Through prayer, we have the privilege and opportunity to exercise our authority in Christ, activate and walk in the consciousness of the divine presence, and to enforce God’s will in the earth. Thus, prayer is the exercise of the human spirit.

Due to the misconception of the purposes of prayer, many misunderstand Mark 11:24, where Jesus said, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (KJV). The Master didn’t say, “What things soever ye ask for, when ye pray”; rather, He said, “…What things soever ye desire, when ye pray….” Here, He teaches us the power of faith, hope and love. The Father loves us so much, and Jesus wants us to trust in the Father’s love. At times of prayer, we can rest assured that our desires, borne by hope, are granted us, without even asking.

The Bible says, “…Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8). He knows your heart. Really, why should you be asking Him for anything for yourself, when He already said, “…all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21)? Use your prayer times for intercession and other higher purposes.

BE RENEWED DAILY! 🤗

🎯 Go Deeper
Romans 8:26-27; Romans 8:32; Matthew 6:31-33

🔊 Pray
Blessed Father, you’re gracious and kind; your glory fills the heavens, and your faithfulness is ever sure. Thank you for your eternal love for me, and for the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. You’ve beautified my life with your glory, and for this, I worship you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

📚 Daily Bible Reading

ONE YEAR
Romans 1:18-32, Psalms 35-37

TWO YEAR
Luke 11:14-26, Joshua 24

▶ Act
Join PastorChrisLive Pray-A-Thon Reloaded by visiting pastorchrislive. org to participate in the Global Prayer during each fifteen-minute slot.

Pst. Chris Oyakhilome

Through an anointed ministry spanning over 30 years, Pastor, teacher, healing minister, television host, and best-selling author Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD. has helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s word.

He is the author of the bestseller Rhapsody of Realities, the number one daily devotional around the world. Several millions of copies of the best-selling daily devotional and Bible-study guide have been distributed in over 2010 languages of the world including Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Mandarin, Myanmar, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili…and still counting! New languages are added regularly, making the devotional accessible to many more in different parts of the globe, thus bringing the richness of God’s Word into their lives. Little wonder the devotional, oftentimes, is referred to as the “Messenger Angel”.

Presiding over an ever-widening network of Christ Embassy Churches and campus fellowships on all five continents, Pastor Chris also pastors one of the largest congregations in Africa. He holds massive teaching and healing crusades like the Higher Life conference and Night of Bliss with crowds of over 3.5 million in a single night’s event.

The world-renowned Healing School is a ministry of Pastor Chris which manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ today and has helped many receive healings and miracles through the gifts of the Spirit in operation.

Pastor Chris in the year 2003, pioneered the first 24-hour Christian Network from Africa to the rest of the world, and this gave rise to more satellite stations on other continents of the world, the LoveWorld USA in America, LoveWorld TV in the UK, LoveWorld SAT in South-Africa and LoveWorld PLUS in Nigeria and still counting. Through this medium, millions of people have been reached with the beautiful message of salvation and many lives have been transformed. These stations are also available on the mobile platform.

Pastor Chris is also the host of “Atmosphere for Miracles”, a programme airing on major television networks in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and around the world, which brings God’s divine presence right into the homes of millions around the world. With a burning desire to bring God’s word to all men in simplicity and with the power of the spirit, the man of God, 
Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD, established the International School Of Ministry, specifically to train and equip ministers of the gospel of Christ, building in them the realities of God’s word and empowering them to carry the message of eternal life in Christ Jesus to their world, with a great demonstration of the miraculous power of God.

Pastor Chris also pioneered the establishment of the Inner City Mission of Christ Embassy, a ministry to children living in the inner cities of our world, to give them a hope and a future.

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