Supplication and intercessory prayer

Gerry Legister By Gerry Legister, 20th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

the earnest prayer of the righteous

Here is a command given to all Christians to pray in a general manner to receive peace, strength, comfort and anointing, which follows the quest for blessings in the house of the lord.
Prayer is for all mankind, in particularly for those who are in authority, by cultivating a consistent prayer life, Christians become more effective with deliverance of the word, and prayer enables the believer to come closer to the throne of grace with bold assurance.

Bible study draws us into the divinely inspired wisdom of god, for our everyday use, at their foundation is love and obedience to God, who is the source of all true wisdom, and in bible study we find useful inspired guidance, daily bible study is important, because it provides a powerful insight into human nature with all its flaws, and demonstrate how mistakes can be avoided through diligent obedience to God.

Prayer and bible study can be done concurrently, both requires commitment, bible study unlike prayer, cannot be rushed into, like being in a race for God’s mercy, in request of urgent divine intervention, but where prayer shows the importance of communication with our Father, bible study, helps prevents us from being stagnant in our Christian life, and established us in doctrine and spiritual observation, a person can pray for long periods or for a short duration, it’s not the length of time that we pray which makes us victorious, but rather faith and sincerity, in hope of finding a better understanding.

For the person who may be struggling with their faith, the bible says to build up your most holy faith praying in the Holy Ghost. So you can have a declaration to having fought the good fight, and kept the faith, in the future, a crown of rejoicing is laid up for those who overcomes.
For the person who has recently made the decision to become a Christian, they are admonished to desire the sincere milk of the word to grow into maturity, the bible can be a tool for training younger Christians, by sending them to bible college, bible study is important if a person wants to be a pastor, a deacon, elder or missionary, knowing your bible gives you an advantage in adverse circumstances, it teaches patience and provides hope.

Study to show God that you are work conscious, a workman that is not ashamed to find things out and deal with them, someone who is not afraid of the truth when it is spoken in good faith; you will not to be ashamed if you can rightly divided the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

The bible compliments the life of the believer as they study to find greater depts. The studying of god’s words is essential for discipline, reproof and correction; it’s not so much a formula, but it’s a spiritual adviser to the spiritual person who wants to grow into maturity. If we love God enough, sublime obedience sometimes work out best, but as we pray and study his word, the light of the Holy Spirit illuminates not only our paths but also our minds, and places us in a much stronger condition to demonstrate to others the principles of our faith.

For the Christians who works hard to support a family, and goes to church on Sunday morning, they may generally lead a busy life, finding time to pray after a hard days work, limits their concentration, giving to God what is inferior worship is not accept , so having the word previously imbedded in their heart is a good advantage. When is it a convenient time to pray? Praying is convenient any time.

Psalm 119:1 “Thy word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Prayer can take on many different phases Supplication and intercessory prayer is highly admonish for care and concern for others, in general, there are many prescribed form of prayer, from which we can draw illustration from, prayer is a personal choice, that is important to the individual, prayer is intended not only for the minister, but it is important for all believers to cultivate a consistent prayer life. The benefit that you derive from consistency in prayer is ultimately a reward to help others.

Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your offenses to one another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effective, earnest prayer of a righteous man is powerfully effective. James 5:14-16.

By using the biblical passage for justification, it highlights the importance of prayer and bible study. Prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks: are clearly woven in the bible, the importance of supplication prayer, is for the averting of evil, and for the obtaining Gods goodness, intercessory prayer is for supporting others; prayer of thanksgivings is for all the blessings we have already received.


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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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