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THIS IS WHY THAT POWERFUL PRAYER MAY NOT WORK

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But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

MATTHEW 6:7

Sometimes, you find Christians who say, “I need powerful prayers; so please, pray a powerful prayer for me.” But what’s a powerful prayer anyway? What makes a prayer powerful? Is it the loudness of the voice of the one praying, or is it because they’re speaking religious words? Well, what you need isn’t a “powerful” prayer, but a simple prayer to a powerful God.

The Lord Jesus, in our opening verse, said that when you pray, you shouldn’t act like the heathen who use vain, repetitive words. They erroneously think they’ll be heard for their much speaking; Jesus said we shouldn’t pray like that. Read His words: “Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him” (Matthew 6:8).

Learn to pray like Jesus; He prayed and acted simply. Imagine the simple way He prayed at the tomb of Lazarus. The Bible says, “…And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth” (John 11:41-43).

What makes prayer work is faith, and not the multitude or multiplicity of words. Jesus made this very clear in Mark 11:24: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Therefore, make your prayers simple; pray with faith, and avoid vain repetitions.

When you pray in other tongues, your spirit, by the Holy Spirit, prays according to the will of God. That’s primarily the way you ought to pray as a Christian: pray with the spirit first; that is, in tongues, before you pray with your understanding, your natural earthly language. “What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15).

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7 responses to “THIS IS WHY THAT POWERFUL PRAYER MAY NOT WORK”

  1. Hemen kelvin Avatar

    I was really blessed 🙌
    I want more..

  2. Hemen kelvin Avatar

    I am bless always hearing God’s words from my man 9f God pst Chris
    God bless you sir

  3. Dcns Dr Elizabeth Legodi Avatar
    Dcns Dr Elizabeth Legodi

    Thank you so much Pastor Sir for this powerful message which teaches us on how to pray and receive. I will forever be grateful to you for teaching us the Word of God in simplicity yet powerful.Thank you Pastor Sir. I love you.

  4. Sob Brendaline Avatar
    Sob Brendaline

    Thanks you pastor sir for this powerful message, indeed you are a blessing to us, thanks you sir.

  5. Rita Amani Avatar
    Rita Amani

    Oh wow 👏 thank you so kindly pastor sir for this wonderful teaching, so very inspiring sir and I’m most grateful for the privilege to be under your leadership 🙏 I love you dearly pastor sir.

  6. Rosette Avatar
    Rosette

    Thank you Pastor for the powerful teachings. I love you Pastor.

  7. Lufuno Mbedzi Avatar
    Lufuno Mbedzi

    Glorry to God i have been so blessed

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