THE PRAYING WOMAN

THE PRAYING WOMAN

Dear Reader,

It is a privilege I don’t take for granted to bring you God’s mind for you. It cannot be denied that many has been blessed through this God giving teachings and I know you too will be blessed so long as you read and put to work all that I will be bringing your way today, God will do wonders for you, in Jesus name!  Today, I will be teaching on a subject titled The Praying Woman.

What is Prayer?

Prayer according to the Hebrew Bible is an evolving means of interacting with God most frequently through a spontaneous, individual, unorganised form of petitioning and/or thanking. Prayer is a means of communication between us and God. Therefore, the only means to communicating with God is through prayers and if there is a need to talk to and with God, you have to pray.

However, prayer is viewed as the following:

A Foundation

Prayer is a sure foundation for every home that will thrive; however, a building is only good as a result of its foundation likewise a home. You may wonder why some buildings collapse in spite of their beautiful architectural designs; this is because there is nothing that can adequately substitute the need for solid foundation.

On the other hand, a family may look peaceful and blissful but when it is not standing on a solid foundation of prayer, when the storms of life comes the house will collapse, but this will not be your portion in Jesus name!  To ensure you build a solid home, you must build a sustainable and consistent prayer pattern for yourself, husband, and children. Spend time on your knees and build your home, addressing several issues of concerns that can pose a threat to your family.

As a wife, mother and grandmother it is impossible for you to impact your family in the energy of the flesh; you must learn how to call for divine help. You must also learn and appreciate the power of prayer, prayer is the foundation that can sustain your family.

A Means to Call for Help

There will be situations and challenges in life that no one can help you with, except God. But the good news is: God is always there for you, you can count on Him. Therefore, to sort things out; learn what it means to raise children and keep a home on your knees.

The Psalmist cried out, Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man (Psalm 60:11). This scripture is repeated in Psalm 108:12. Celebrate motherhood; learn to pray with passion, fervency (James 5:16) and with desperation. Pray with intense energy and with a sense of urgency. It is not so much of the eloquence or how long your prayer is, it is much more of the heart from where it is coming. Become a giant on your knees before God in prayers; then, arguments in your home, with your husband and children will become a thing of the past.

I am a living proof that there is power in prayer, when there are issues in my home requiring attention; I have learnt never to get into argument with my husband, because I know it doesn’t work. I rather get down on my knees in prayer and miraculously such issues are easily resolved. This is one of the secrets of the peaceful, blissful and fulfilling family life that we enjoy.

A Source of Strength

Doubtless, prayer is a source of strength; explore it and enter into your rest. The good news is, God in His word has made provision for the spirit of grace and supplication that will help you in this assignment. In Zechariah 12:10, the Bible says, And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications…. Romans 8:26 says, Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

The spirit of grace and supplication is one of the operations of the Holy Spirit, for it is written, And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh in all (1 Corinthians 12:6)

The spirit of grace and supplication enables you to pray effectively without praying amiss (James 4:3). So anytime you don’t know what and how to pray concerning any issue, ask from God afresh the spirit of grace and supplication; this will strengthen your prayer life for delivery.

Indeed, intercession for your family is a tool you must effectively utilise, and one of the best ways to do this is by praying in the Holy Ghost. The Bible says, Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit… (Ephesians 6:18). That way you are guaranteed effectiveness in your prayer. Personally, it is a tool I employ which is producing amazing testimonies in my home, and making motherhood exciting for me. I am at peace in my motherhood adventure because God, by His Spirit always help me to pray effectively.

Until you give your life to Jesus, you are not permitted to pray to God because the Bible says that the prayer of a sinner is an abomination to God, this is the more reason your repentance is the first step to building a sustainable prayer life and having rest for your family. Therefore, if you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour, He will establish your prayer life.

If you have made this decision say this prayer of faith:

Father, I realise that I have been a sinner. Today I believe You died and rose on the third day redeeming me from all my sins. Now I accept You Lord, save me and accept me as Your child, write my name in the book of like. Thank You Father for saving me, in Jesus name!

Congratulations! You are now a child of God, and have been connected to the all sufficient grace of God that fuels one’s prayer life. You can call or write to share your testimonies with me via oyedepofaitha@gmail.com, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.

To get more understanding on the subject above, these books authored by me are available at Dominion Bookstore in all living Faith churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Understanding Motherhood, Raising Godly Children, The Effective Minister’s Wife, and The Dignity of a Believer.

 

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