Ask for Prayer

Gerry Legister By Gerry Legister, 16th Oct 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1

Learn to pray

Don’t be afraid to Ask for Prayer
Your responsibility is to call for others to pray, not just for you to pray alone, we are always to pray, about everything. But when ill-ness comes upon us, the sick person doesn't need to rely only on his own faith; he is to call for the elders of the church.

Every home needs prayer
Every Church needs prayer
Every Christian must learn to pray

Is anyone of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord" (5:14) The elders are instructed to pray over the sick person and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord" Elders are administering the anointing, rather than just anyone.

Prayer for Healing and Forgiveness
If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." (5:15c-16)
Prayer accompanies the anointing; bold, powerful, believing prayer,
The name of the Lord is part of this anointing
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil because God was with him" (Acts 10:38).

The anointing oil is significant
Jesus' disciples "anointed many sick people with oil and healed them" (Mark 6:13).
"So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came upon David in power.... Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul..." (1 Samuel 16:13-14).
In the Old Testament, anointing with oil is used to set apart or ordain leaders, priests, and holy things (Exodus 29:4-7; 30:22-25, 31-33; Leviticus 8:10-12; 1 Samuel 9:16; 10:1; 16:3, 12-13, etc.) In a most striking passage, Samuel anoints David to be king instead of Saul.

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Consecration, Fasting, Prayer, Thought Of The Day

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I am from the UK, and I love creative writing. And I write on many different subjects, including War peace, love, happiness.

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