Praying From the Position of Faith
Praying from the Position of:
(July 2013 - Week 1)
(1). Matthew 20:21-22 Jesus replied, "Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
(2). James 1:5-7 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
(3). Matthew 8:7-10 Jesus said to him, "Shall I come and heal him?" 8 The centurion replied, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." 10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, "Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
(4). “It is not the intellectually great that the Church needs. Neither is it men and women of wealth that the times demand. It is not people of great social influence that this day requires. Above everybody and everything else, it is Christians of faith, Christians of mighty prayer, men and women like the saints and heroes listed in Hebrews, who ‘obtained a good report through faith,’ that the Church and the whole wide world of humanity needs.” [E.M. Bounds, The Necessity of Prayer]
(5). Prayer thought: Without faith, it is impossible to please God, Hebrews 11:6. Our Christian life begins through faith in Christ (Galatians 3:26). God gives us his Spirit and does his work among us because of faith (Galatians 3:5). Our praying relationship with God is a communication of faith.