In this video, Pastor Ted Wilson and Nancy Wilson will be talking about something vitally important for every Christian: Prayer. The beautiful promise found in the book Steps to Christ, page 94: “Prayer is the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven’s storehouse, where are treasured the boundless resources of Omnipotence,” and yet do we really believe this amazing promise is for us—personally? The world tries to convince us that prayer isn’t necessary, or that it doesn’t really make a difference, and yet how far this is from the truth!
In the book The Great Controversy, there is an amazing promise. In speaking of the miracles Jesus did when He was on Earth, Ellen White writes: “The same compassionate Saviour lives today and He is as willing to listen to the prayer of faith as when He walked visibly among men. The natural cooperates with the supernatural. It is a part of God's plan to grant us, in answer to the prayer of faith, that which He would not bestow did we not thus ask.” Can you imagine all of the prayers He is longing to answer if we would only ask?
In the Bible, we have numerous examples of people praying in many different circumstances. There is the prayer of Elijah, high up on top of Mt. Carmel, asking God to reveal Himself as the only true God, and there is Jonah, down in the depths of the sea, entombed in the belly of a whale, pleading for deliverance. We can read the beautiful prayer of King Solomon as he dedicated the magnificent temple to the Lord, and the very moving intercessory prayer of Daniel as he pleads on behalf of his people in Babylon. In the book of 1 Samuel, we have the example of Hannah, who poured out her personal request with a heartfelt cry to the Lord and received an amazing answer.
The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5: 17 that we should “Pray without ceasing.” But what does this really mean? This means to always be subservient to the leading of the Lord—allowing Him to direct as He sees best. And it also means we should be ready to send up a prayer about anything, because God does not specialize just in major problems. He loves to hear about everything that concerns us—even the smallest difficulty or the smallest joy.
This Sabbath, March 6, is a special opportunity for prayer as thousands of people around the world will be gathering to pray during the annual International Women’s Day of Prayer, sponsored by the Women’s Ministries department of the General Conference. More information about this special day, along with a very helpful packet of materials is available for free download at women.adventist.org. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqYWte7zw08
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