Power of Prayer Church with its branch in Rwanda is organising a conference which is titled ” Prayer Driven Life Conference” The conference will take place on 14-16, November 2016. in Kigali, Rwanda’s Capital city.
Its gonna be amazing, we invite each and every one to join us, as we celebrate our Lord Jesus.
There will be also great men of God.
CONCERT CONCERT CONCERT
Come and let us Adore and worship our Lord together with an evening of praise and worship with PPM Worship Band. This event will be held on 24.09.2016 from 14h-18h at Jozua Kerk, Sikkelstraat 2, 3319 LJ Dordrecht. Come and experience the freedom and power that comes from Praising and Worshiping our Lord and sevior Jesus Christ. There will be great music.
You and your family are invited to join us.
Why Should We Pray?
In the powerful work, Giving Ourselves to Prayer, Gary T. Meadors observes that dialogue with the Almighty is part of the fabric of the Bible: “Genesis 4:26 first mentions that ‘men began to call on the name of the Lord,’ and Revelation 22:20 closes the Bible with the prayer, ‘Come, Lord Jesus’ (compare 1 Corinthians 16:22). The entire history of redemption is framed in prayer. In between these terminal references we find a database about prayer that is so large it requires description beyond simple definition.”1 Why do we pray? Here are a few key reasons:2
1. We love Him. Just as a man and woman in love desire to be together and communicate, so we, if we love God, will desire to be with Him and to fellowship with Him in proportion to our love for Him.
2. We depend on God. He is our source. He is our life (Colossians 3:4). Through prayer, we receive the comfort, strength, and all the other resources we need in life, both naturally and spiritually. Prayer—relationship with God—is as necessary to the spiritual life as air is to the natural life.
3. Prayer allows us to resist temptation. Jesus warned His disciples to “watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation” (Matthew 26:41, NKJV). Living a life without prayer can leave us weak and exposed, giving an opportunity for the enemy to gain ground and potentially lure us into sin.
4. Prayer is necessary for people to invite God to act in salvation.God gave the earth to Adam and his descendants, so we must invite God to work here. If no one invites Him to work on earth, Satan—the “god of this age” because of humanity’s universal rebellion (2 Corinthians 4:4)—will dominate human affairs, and eventually the judgment of God will come. By inviting God to intercede often and specifically, multitudes can be saved who would otherwise be lost.
5. God commands us to pray. In Colossians 4:2, Paul writes: “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving” (NKJV). Jesus also encouraged His followers to pray: “Then He [Jesus] spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1, NKJV).
The need to pray is as great as the authority of God, who commands us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, NKJV). Prayer is so vital to all that God wants to do on the earth, and it is so essential to us, that He commands us to do it all the time. We should even deny ourselves sleep and food at times to pray more and with greater power (see Matthew 6:16; Luke 6:12; Luke 21:36; Colossians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 11:27). Or, as John Chrysostom wrote:
Prayer has subdued the strength of fire. It has bridled the rage of lions, hushed anarchy to rest, extinguished wars, appeased the elements, burst the chains of death, expanded the fates of heaven, assuaged diseases, dispelled frauds, rescued cities from destruction, staid the sun in its course, and arrested the progress of the thunderbolt. In this communion with God, there is an all-sufficient panoply, a treasure undiminished, a mine that is never exhausted, a sky unobscured by clouds, a heaven unruffled by the storm. It is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings!
Overnight Prayer every Friday in Dordrecht.
Come and let us pray together.
Matthew 6:6 (Amplified Bible)
6:6 But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.
Don’t neglect the power of prayer. The LORD JESUS CHRIST is 100% man, and He never used His Divine Priveleges and Powers during his days of flesh on earth, but His healing ministry never failed because of His life that is full of prayers.
Philippians 2:7-8 (Amplified Bible)
2:7 But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.
2:8 And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross!
He has showing an example for us to excel and be superior in our prayer life.
B. The LORD spent whole night in prayer to GOD
“and spent the whole night in prayer to God”
Colossians 4:2 (Amplified Bible)
4:2 Be earnest and unwearied and steadfast in your prayer [life], being [both] alert and intent in [your praying] with thanksgiving.
Mark 6:46 (Amplified Bible)
6:46 And after He had taken leave of them, He went off into the hills to pray.
Live a life of prayer like our LORD JESUS and you will live victoriously.
King David lived a life of prayer.
1 Corinthians 14:18 (Amplified Bible)
14:18 I thank God that I speak in [strange] tongues (languages) more than any of you or all of you put together;
Apostle Paul lived a life of prayer, and he stated that he spoke in tongues more than all of his members in the Corinthian church combined. How did he do it? The moment he steps down from the pulpit he starts praying in tongues, in constant overnight prayer, fasting and tongues, and early in the morning praying in tongues.
Ephesians 6:18 (Amplified Bible)
6:18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).