A Passion for Prayer

What is prayer?

Prayer is communication with God. It is the closest, most intimate relationship with the Creator you can have.

Prayer is not playing magic games, spinning prayer wheels, reading off a list, or asking for things to be done. It is a communion. In Psalm 42:7, NKJV, the Bible says, “Deep calls unto deep.” In prayer, the depths of your spirit are in communion with the depths of the Spirit of God. Out of this can come instruction, guidance, or a burden to pray for certain things.

We can learn much from the Lord’s Prayer, the model prayer, Matthew 6:9-13, NASB. The first thing is that if we are to structure prayer, we should begin with an acknowledgement of the One to whom we are talking – God, our Father. We should also include adoration, “Hallowed be Your name.” We are to glorify and worship His name, His very Being.

Then, we must be concerned about the extension of His kingdom. We ask that men should come to know Him and submit to Him. “Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Next to the Name and the Person of God Himself, the most important thing in prayer is the extension of God’s kingdom.

After that, we ask God for our daily bread. It may be food, clothing, a house, or it may be money to feed the poor. It could be any of a number of things. We ask Him to give us, day by day, bread that is sufficient for us. That is the petition part of prayer. The first part of prayer is praise, the second is intercession for others, and the third is petition, when we ask for our needs to be met.

Finally, we seek God’s protection that we might not be led into temptation and that God will keep us from evil. We ask Him to keep us walking in His way, so that we might be covered by His power and anointing and not be susceptible to Satan’s influences.

Forgiveness is Key

We must remember that prayer is rooted in forgiveness. “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” The relationship of God’s people to Him comes about because of continuous forgiveness. If we are going to see miracles in our lives, we have to be willing to forgive other people, even as God is willing to forgive us.

Christians should always be in an attitude of communion with God. Prayer can take place in every circumstance. In my life, as events pass by, I may find myself talking to Him, wanting to know something, asking for advice and counsel, or seeking favor and blessing. The Christian’s life should be filled with prayer. In addition, we should set aside specific times, at least once a day, for prayer and reading the Bible.

As we read the Bible, we should pray, worship God, speak to Him about our needs, and listen to His answers. This should be a time of communication between two spirits that sets the order of events for each day.

How do I pray for miracles?

When we are faced with a great need, either for ourselves or others, we should begin by humbly seeking to know what God’s will is in the matter. “Father, what do You want to do in this situation?” Jesus said, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working” (John 5:17, NKJV). He listened to the voice of the Father, and He watched Him. Be careful not to start or end a prayer by saying blindly, “If it be Thy will.” Rather, you should seek to know God’s will in the situation and then to base your prayer upon it. Say, “Father, in advance, tell me what Your will is and what You are doing.” Then you can ask Him to perform the miracle that you know He wants to bring about.

Most people ask God for a miracle, but many omit a key requirement – the spoken word. God has given us authority over disease, demons, sickness, storms, and finances. We continue to ask God to act, when, in fact, He has given us the authority to act with divinely empowered speech. We are to declare that authority in Jesus’ name. We are to command the money to come to us, command the storm to be stilled, command the demon to come out, command the leg to grow, command the cancer to leave.

Moving Mountains

Jesus said, “Whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says” (Mark 11:23, NKJV). Believe in your heart that it has already happened! With the anointing of faith that God gives you, you speak it forth.

When we face seemingly insurmountable challenges in our lives, remember the words of Paul to the Thessalonians: “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NASB). | By CBN.com

14 Comments

  • John-John Tagaruma

    Thanks s link nyo kasi madami ako natutunan.. on how to pray… And thanks God bcos my prayers are answered… As of now kasi sbi ng mga managers nmin, by august im promoted for a manager position s magbubukas n branch nmin.. Hopefully tuloy n to.. At twice n din po ako nagpledge at i love to do it monthly kc s mga blessing n dumarating skin.. Lord thanks for all the blessing.. Pero as of now parang my kulang kasi mga tagumpay ko po n mga yan eh aanhin ko po kung unti unti ko nmn nawawala yun pinakamamahal ko kasi isa sya s pinangarap ko at para s kanya yan at s mga magiging anak nmin sana.. Pero ako din yun tao n gustong tumulong s iba… Pls help me to pray n bumalik n skin ang mahal ko n si pearly villegas. N mawala n yun third party s part nya. Marealize nya po sna mga sacrifice ko s kanya para bumalik skin yun pagmamahal nya kasi sya nlng po yun kulang.. I want her to b my wife Lord.. I trust in you… I love you lord.. Salamat po s inyo jan.. Godbless…

    • Hi John, Salamat sa feedback mo sa ating article. Ang papuri ay para lamang sa Panginoon! Alam ng Diyos ang iyong mga dalangin. Manampalataya ka na ang lahat ng iyan ay mangyayari sa tamang panahon. Angkinin mo rin ng may pananampalataya na ito ay magaganap. Maaari ka ring tumawag sa ating prayer center upang meron ding mananalangin para sa iyo, tawag ka sa 8107717 / 8107176. Pagpalain ka ng Dios!

    • Jesusa

      wow God is so great tlaga ako po naghahanap pa din po ng work sobrang dami ko na nga pong napahan na application eh bot it seems nothing happens pero nagtitiwala p din po ako kay papa God na hindi nya ko pababayaan just pray lang po alam ko pong naririnig nya lahat ng panalangin nitn..God bless po

  • John-John Tagaruma

    Gud day po.. Nagtry n din po ako n tumawag… Pero d ko po kayo matawagan kasi malayo probinsya nmin jan… Magbigay nlng po kau ng cp number at yun nlng po tawagan ko.. Kanina nagpledge n nmn po ako pero d ako humihingi ng kapalit n tru money o anu man n bagay… Ang hilng ko lng kay God ibalik nya skin yun mahal ko n si pearly villegas… Sna po patuloy nyo po kmi n ipagpray n magkaayos n po kmi ng mahal ko.. Salamat po..

    • john-john, pasensiya na kasi ang aming mga cp numbers ay pang text messages lamang, tumawag ka na lamang sa amin gamit ang iyong celfon sa 028107717 o di kaya’y 028107176. Kasama ka sa aming panalangin. God bless you!

  • MARIFE

    Gusto ko din po sana tumawag sa inyo para mapagpray ninyo po ako hru phone pero dito po ako sa Qatar. it is possible po? Thanks and God bless.

  • Jesusa

    magandang umaga po The 700 Club Asia lagi po akong nanunuod nito maraming salamat po sa blesings ni papa God last month po nung nanunuod ako sumabay po ako sa prayers ni sir Peter Kairus about sa mga Jobless then on the following day po biglang may nagresponse pong company na pinapareport ako sa kanilang company but akala ko po yug na po ung opportunity hanggang ngayon po di pa rin po tumatawag yung company na yun for job offer na sana sobrabg inaasahan ko po yun please po aki include po ako sa prayers na sana magka work na po ako dahil gustong gusto ko na po tlaga makatulong sa pamilya ako and promise po na pagnagka work na ko mag plepledge po ako na Opereation Blessing na mag bigay every month salamat po sAlamat din po Papa God maore Powers po in Jesus name Amen..

  • Magandang gav poh 700club asia.matagl n poh aq sumusbay2 s progrma nyo madalng poh aq mkanood ng tv.kc wla aq pd mpanooran kya po s s cp nlang aq nag subscribe.salamat poh s dyos at ang mga prayee dnidnig nya.sana poh pag pray nyo poh aq n sana makahon n poh aq s utang lago poh aq gopit s pera nd poh aq Mkbgay s nabay q s probnsya.tlungan nyo poh sana aq kaht pno mkaluwag aq.pngako q poh n ang matgal qna pngarp m mka pag share n tlong sainu ga2win q p.amenoh mkraos lng aq s problema qng ito.salamt po

  • Emerline Ramos

    I would like to thank you for this articles .. i learned about the passion to pray, praise God for He answers prayers. as we fallows His instructions. one thing that i wanna ask for prayers wisdom to deal with my present situations about my boy friend.

  • maribel natividad

    thank you po s mga articles n i2 n syang nkkpagbigay tulong upang kamiy matuto khit n kami’y mdalang bumasa ng bible nais ko rin po snang hilingin ang inyong prayer pra pamilya ko n lagi silang ligtas at mlayo s kpahamakan at ang asawa ko n patuloy syang gbayan ng Panginoon,anuman ang mga pgsubok s buhay nmin ay laging nandyan ang Panginoon n umaalalay samin mgkalayo man kmi s ngayn patuloy kong inilalagak s kanya ipinagkakatiwala ang aming buhay..salamat po.

    • Salamat Maribel! We are greatly encouraged by your feedback. Asahan mo ang aming panalangin para sa iyong pamilya, palakasin at panagumpayin kayo ng Diyos sa mga dinaraanan nyong pagsubok. God bless you!

  • Adz Dioquino

    Thank you cbnasiaprayercenter for this article “A Passion Prayer” I have lots of learning from this and it would be helpful to me,I know that I have a lot of sin but everyday i ask for God’s forgiveness..Before, I pray that He give me work and I will pledge when I have one, He answered it, I pledge just once but suddenly that work was gone because I didn’t keep my promises to Him.and now I ‘m praying again to Him and I will not promise but I continually my pledge with His guidance.I know that God has a better plan for me.Thank you again..

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