6. Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition (definite requests) with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to God.
7. And God’s peace (be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace) which transcends all understanding, shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Amp.
You don’t hear the term “Praying Through,” very much these days. I believe it is an old fashion Pentecostal term used for having the Lord say yes to your prayers. How do we do this?
We all have situations that we have been praying for quite a while with no answer. The Lord always has a purpose for us praying. Praying teaches us many things. It is not only for the purpose of the answer but for our sanctification. Here are some of the things praying does:
- Teaches us diligence
- Teaches us unselfishness
- Teaches us to love our enemies
- Teaches us patience
- Teaches us to wait
- Teaches us spiritual warfare
- Teaches us to overcome
- Teaches us how to be with Jesus
One of the Lord’s main concern for us is who we are becoming. Are we becoming more like Jesus or more like our old self? Our prayer time belongs to Him. We are giving this time to Him for His purpose. We must balance our time and spend it wisely not neglecting anything.
If we come to Him with fear, doubt or unbelief in our heart, He will not answer until we repent. Fear can lead to complaining and unthankfulness which can lead us out of His presence into darkness.
Phil. 4:6-7 is telling us not to have any anxiety about anything. But when we bring all our needs to Him we are to believe that He hears us and is most willing to say yes if our prayer is in line with His will for us. If we still have fear or unbelief we may have to endure a trial to burn out the dross. Having a good attitude and being positive and thankful is the quickest way out of the trial. Some prayers may be from painful circumstances and just harder.
When we come through our trial and are free from anxiety, unbelief, fear, etc. then we have prayed through and are ready for His peace to mount guard over our hearts. When we have His peace we also have safety, happiness, prosperity, rest, favor, quietness, good health and welfare. That is a wonderful place to be while we await the answers to our prayers.
This is leading us to His Sabbath Rest and wholeness. Luke 21 tells us that in the last days men’s hearts will fail them for fear. 2 Peter 3:14 says we are to be found by Him at His coming without spot or blemish and at peace. This is so very important to help us to be ready for Him when He returns. We must learn His way of praying through to his peace. This is His good plan for us. He wants us to become a House of Prayer.
Thank you for this. Prayer is a way to bring peace. Even when we don’t have an immediate need we should pray with gratitude that he has already provided for us. God bless you.
We can always have something to say to Him. Our prayer can just be our conversation and getting to know Him. That is where the blessings are! God Bless You!
However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [ 8persistence in] faith on the earth? (Lk 18:8) I Pray that Jesus will Find Us Prayer-full and Faith-full upon His return💕
Help us Lord Jesus to be full of faith and ready for your return! 🙏🙏🙏
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