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The Power of Prayer and Meditation

Since the beginning of man, there has been prayer and meditation. While that may be common knowledge, most do not know the effects prayer and meditation have on the human mind and body. Many people may regard these practices as useless and archaic, however many also believe they have powerful effects; such as stress relief, and improvement of mental and physical health and even brain growth. Although it may be a controversial subject, there are many studies on the effects of these practices. In the end, the actuality of these affects remains a mystery. Though both claim to produce much of the same effects, prayer and meditation are a little different; Meditation is the art or discipline of slowing one’s thoughts to enter a place of spiritual peace or focus. Prayer is the act of conversing to or with a deity. Despite what you may believe, Prayer is a widely used practice. “One third of Americans use prayer to facilitate physical healing,” (Jeffrey, Kluger, Park, Walsh p.1) States an article on the benefits of prayer on health. Western medicine may attempt to water down the connection between prayer and healing, yet some studies show that there is a connection between meditation, prayer and good emotional and physical health. We often get caught up in our in our fast paced lives with stress not following far behind. There are many avenues to choose when it comes to dealing with stress appropriately; such as exercise, therapeutic aromas, and even anti-depressants if the stress is overwhelming. However according to some studies; stress is easily manageable with simple meditation. For example this article states that “The relaxing effect of meditation suggests that stress-induced impairment in cognitive function may be influenced favorably by meditation.” (Sharma, Mohan, Ramesh p.1) In a fast paced…...

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...also take this time and just really invite you to be a part of this prayer call. God Jesus and Holy Spirit you are welcome. This is your prayer call have your way. Your word says, Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Daddy we want you to come in, kick off your shoes, make yourself comfortable. We want to be doing things with you, not just for you. It’s about a relationship and families do things together. So Dad we with you on this and you be with us. We have to spend time with each other. We know you know everything and you know all about us, but help us to understand you want to be on our level spend time with us hearing about our day, talking to us about the things that we like and the things we don’t like. You want to know about how the day was on the job, you want to hear it out of our mouth. In order to have a relationship with a person questions have to be asked, answered has to be given so Dad we will ask you questions and you provide the answers and you ask us questions and we will give you what we know. The song say, whatever you are doing in this season, don’t do it without me. Dad that’s what we want, we don’t want you to do anything without us. We are willing vessels. Have your way in our lives, your will be done. Dad your capabilities, your resources, your mind, your abilities, your power, your thinking exceeds anything we could ever think, ask or imagine...

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...THEO 104 2. What are seven conditions that hinder prayer? "What is Revival?" 1. What church’s revival does the Author recount in this reading? 2. What started the revival in that Church? 3. T/F According to the author revival is only a recent phenomenon, a unique cultural event erupting in the late 19th and early 20th century. 4. How does the Author define revival? "The Greatness of the Great Commission" 1. Geographically, to what portions of the world did Jesus command his disciples to take the good news? 2. What significant response did the disciples show Jesus when he appeared to them the third time? 3. What was Jesus’ systematic plan to preach the Gospel to the world? 4. What was Jesus’ last commandment called? What did it entail? 5. What are 4 Lessons that the Author suggests for the individual? 6. What are 4 Lessons that the Author suggests for the church? "Simple Steps to Solid Study" 1. List and explain MacArthur’s five step Bible Study method. "But What Does it Mean to Me?" 1. What does MacArthur feel about the belief that we should guard against preachers whose emphasis is on interpreting Scripture rather than applying it. 2. According to MacArthur, "There is no danger of _______; the real threat is an ________ attempt at _______. 3. We don't make the __________; it is inherently so, simply because it is God's Word. 4. What are your thoughts on this excerpt? "Making Hard Decisions Easy" 1. What are the 10 Questions that the Author Suggests you should ask in order...

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...1. Prayer of Jabez “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” – 1 Chronicles 4:10 2. Prayer of Mary “My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty has done to me great things; holy is His name." - Luke 1:46 – 49 3. Prayes of Jesus “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I know that you always hear me."  – John 11:42 4.David To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust, let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies triumph over me." - Psalm 25:1-2 4. Hannah “ My heart rejoices in the Lord; my horn is exalted in the Lord…No one is holy like the Lord, for there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God". -1 Samuel 2:1-2 5. Samson “O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me…” – Judges 16:28 6. Paul “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.” – Ephesians 3:14-16 7. King Nebuchadnezzar “It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has done for me. How great are His signs, how mighty His......

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The Power of Prayer and Supplication

...are Supplication and the Power of Prayer. Prayer is a blessing and privilege that can enrich man’s relationship with God, aid in spiritual development, and positively affect the life and associations of the believer. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, prayer is an address to God, and act of communication. According to the Webster dictionary, power is “ability to act, capacity of undergoing or suffering and the faculty of doing or performing something. Supplication is defined in your dictionary as the act of humbly begging from something on someone else behalf or yourself. An example of Supplication is you go to God on your knees and pray. (Mark 11:24) says, “Therefore I say unto you, what things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them”. So therefore, “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgivings, present your request to God” (Philippians4:6). To me prayer is talking to God one on one, about anything that should happen to be on my heart at that time. In my opinion, prayer is a vital necessity in building a relationship with Christ. Prayer changes things and many of us have heard this statement before, whether it was from our parents, grandparents, strangers, and even our pastors. Prayer is common and important in the Bible. Prayer also leads to a greater understanding of God’s will for us, and leads to a more meaningful communion with God. Prayer gives vision in the......

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...O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You. (x3) Jesus, I Trust in You Jesus, I Trust in You Jesus, I Trust in You Prayer for the Sick Father of goodness and love; hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. LORD HEAR US; LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen. Prayer for Healing Beloved Padre Pio, Today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers offered to thee every day by those who love and venerate thee. They ask for cures and healings, earthly and spiritual blessings, and peace for body and mind. And because of thy friendship with the Lord, He heals those thou doth ask to be healed, and forgives those thou forgiveth. Through thy visible wounds of the Cross, which thou didst bear for fifty years, thou wert chosen in our time to glorify the crucified Jesus. Because the Cross has been replaced by other symbols, please help us to bring it back in our midst, for we acknowledge it is the only true sign of salvation. As we lovingly recall the wounds that pierced thy hands, feet and side, we not only remember...

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...The Power of Prayer How Must We Pray So God Will Answer? Does God really answer prayer? If so, why are prayers sometimes not answered? What should we pray about: praise, thanks, petition, worship, requests, intercession for others? When and how often should we pray? What conditions must we meet for our prayers to be heard and answered? What power does prayer have? Click here to listen to this material as a free MP3 audio Bible study message. Introduction: In Luke 11:1 Jesus' disciples asked, "Lord, teach us to pray." Christians today also need to learn to pray. The purpose of this study is to help Christians improve in prayer. People who are new in the faith may have never studied about how to pray. Some members do not pray properly so their prayers are not even answered. All of us can improve in this aspect of worship. We need to learn what to pray about. Should we make requests, be thankful, offer praise, intercede on behalf of others, offer petition? And what power does prayer have? Does God really answer prayer? If so, how should we pray and what conditions must prayer meet in order for God to hear and answer? These and other questions will be considered in this study. What is prayer? Note Acts 4:24,31. Prayer is simply man talking to God, expressing his thoughts to God (Rom. 10:1; Matt. 6:9ff). Hence, it is a form of communication similar in may ways to simply talking to our earthly father, except that we must remember whom we are addressing and must meet......

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...Does prayer heal? Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication. Prayer can be a form of religious practice, may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creed, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitioner prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and worship/praise. Prayer may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing sins or to express one's thoughts and emotions. Thus, people pray for many reasons such as personal benefit or for the sake of others. Yoga is also a common form of prayer. Prayer and Healing is a topic that has featured a lot on the minds of many people across the globe. This has led many researchers to conduct experiments with the purpose of proving or disapproving the idea that prayer contributes to an ill person’s healing. Thus, arguments regarding this topic have abounded with those supporting the idea that prayer contributes to healing advancing that prayer is not restricted by distance, it has a positive effect on life, and in the Bible, many people followed Jesus in order to receive healing. On the other hand, those......

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...There is much prayerless praying. The attitude and semblance of prayer are in it, but there is no real praying, no projecting of the desires with vigor and in a flame to heaven. The form and show are seen, but the substance and being of prayer are entirely absent. Prayers have been said, the performance gone through, but no real praying has been done. As far as any real benefit is secured, the turning the crank of a praying machine would have done as well. Prayerless prayers are not only a perversion, a waste, a delusion, but they manufacture unbelievers by the score. They get no answers and produce no gracious results. They are vain performances, and others recognize their emptiness and barren results. Men hear of the prodigious benefits secured by prayer, of the matchless good promised in God’s word to prayer, and they mark at once the great gulf between the results promised and results realized…  Prayerless praying lacks the essential element of true praying; it is not based on desire and is devoid of earnestness and faith. Desire burdens the chariot of prayer, and faith drives its sense of need; there is no ardency because there is no vision, strength, or glow of faith. There is no mighty pressure to pray, no holding on to God with the relentless, despairing grasp, “I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.” There is no utter self-abandon, lost in the throes of a desperate, pertinacious, and consuming plea, “Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot......

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...Power of Prayer Prayer is the process of communication between man and deity. The deity is referred to as God or the supreme entity of a religion. Prayer can be secretive or shared openly to encompass unity and strength. Prayer is not just for worship, but communicating and strengthening a believer’s relationship with their God. Prayer has been a tool used throughout humanity as the means to communicate with holy beings. Man is instituted with mechanisms in their nature that assist them in reasoning with shortcomings and facing issues that are outside their abilities. Facing a difficult time in life, the loss of a child, or being responsible for inflicting suffering in the strive to survive are all reasons that man can seek a supreme being to explain life. Deep mediation may start as lamaz or quieting the mind to focus energy on the worst problem at hand. After a certain level of focus is reached, man’s nature allows for connection and worship to be offered to a force that cannot be viewed in his natural eye. Becoming enlightened, or removing the current mindset towards life and seeking a different path to resolution, changes the energy that is given to a problem and lightens the emotions that are connected with this issue, until the problem itself is dissolved and the only aspect left is emphasizing the conclusion. A connection with man’s spirit is made, and changes in his environment are seen. Prayer is now a method to try and observe the result of this new avenue of......

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Prayer style of prayer. Acts 6:4, Isaiah 41:21. The strength of prayer is its content. Daniel 10:12. The knowledge of what to pray for is itself the most important aspect of the prayer 1 timothy 4:4-5 the word of God is the believer constitution that cannot be ever amended Prayer points • Baptism me with fresh passion for your word. • Every power fighting my study of your word be destroyed by fire • I yield myself to you spirit of the Lord show me wonderous things out of the law as I study your word. • Whatever is within me fighting the word of God from penetrating my life as I prayed be destroyed by fire • As I pray let your light invade my darkness as I study your word Men who prayed Elijah James 5:17-18 Joshua 10:12-13 Daniel 6:26-27 Prayer points. • Anointing for prayer • Every habit in me fighting my prayer life as I pray be terminated by fire • The power of my foundation warring against my prayer life as I pray be terminated by fire • Whoever has made my life an evil assignment, as I pray Holy Ghost give them another assignment. Note that if you don’t own God a lifestyle God doesn’t own you an answer Prayer for fasting • As I pray, let the appetite for fasting fall on me by fire • Every spirit of food fullness targeted to destroyed me, as I pray be destroyed by fire • Whatever that is within me fighting my fasting life as I pray be terminated by fire • As I pray I received grace to discipline my appetite for food by fire • Every power manipulating......

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...CLEANSING PRAYER Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ and Savior, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray that the cleansing power of the precious blood of your Son come upon us right now. Purify us and wash us clean with the Blood of Jesus from the top of our head down to the very sole of our heart. Let this blood penetrate up to the very narrow of our bones to cleanse us from any entan glement from whatever spirit we come in contact with during the course of our intercession. Anoint us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and refresh our body, soul and spirit. May the sign of Your Holy Cross drive away all evil spirits from us. In the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. PRAYER TO TAKE AUTHORITY In the name of Jesu, I take authority and I bind all powers and forces in the air, in the ground, in the water, in the underground, in the netherworld in nature and in fire. You are the Lord over the entire universe and I give You the glory for your creation. In Your Name, I bind all the demonic forces that have come against us and our families, and I seal all of us in the protection of Your Precious Blood that was shed for us on the cross. Mary our Mother, we seek your protection and intercession with the Sacred Heart of Jesus for us and our families and surround us with your mantle of love to discourage the enemy. St. Michael and our Guardian Angels, come to defend us and our families in the battle against all the evil ones......

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...What does the Catholic Church say prayer is? Prayer is a formal request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God; an earnest hope or wish. Prayer is both a gift of grace and a determined response on our part and also a communication process that allows us to speak with God. Adherents, most often than not, come to the Lord with legitimate requests for healing, change and/or needs.This is done more regularly than being in the presence of God, asking for forgiveness or expressing our thanks for another day of our lives, praying for those who do not have that blessing. Just as Mother Theresa quotes; “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” What are the various forms of praying as practiced by Christians? There are three main forms of praying that are practiced within the Church by Christians. These include; Private prayer Communal prayer Liturgical prayer Private prayer is the most important part of prayer as God wants a personal relationship with each and everyone one of us. Praying in private allows adherents to strengthen their relationship with and become closer to Him. But to achieve this, they must remember not to put on a show for anyone, as this form of prayer is for God, and only Him. Communal prayer is just as important as private prayer, however, it strengthens not only our personal relationship with God, but with each other as a community....

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...JUST A PRAYER AWAY Text: LUKE 11:9-11, Matt.6,7 Speaker: Ptr. Elie Enate Luke 11:9 And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you. Luke11:10 For to everyone who makes a request, it will be given; and he who is searching will get his desire; and to him who gives the sign, the door will be open. Luke11:11 And which of you, being a father, will give a stone to his son, who makes request for bread? or for a fish, will give him a snake? The Condition of Christianity is depending on his spirituality in PRAYER. SUBSTANCE/ ESSENCE OF PRAYER: 1,) ASKING-- (requiring, Desiring),, God wants us to Desire,. God Commanded us to desire. --having intense desire because you know that it can glorify God. -- Let God knows your desire.. 2.) SEEK-- Ps. 34:10, Ps.105:3-4, Matt. 6:33 Ps. 34:10 The young lions are in need and have no food; but those who are looking to the Lord will have every good thing. Ps. 105:3 Have glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who are searching after the Lord be glad. Ps. 105:4 Let your search be for the Lord and for his strength; let your hearts ever be turned to...

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.........not having a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. 2Tim 1:9...........Father, You have saved them and called them with a holy calling, 2Tim 1:9 ..........not according to works, but according to Your own purpose. 2Tim 4:18.........Deliver them from every evil work and preserve them. John 10:5 ........They will by no means follow strangers, not knowing their voices. 2Tim2:22 .........They abide with others who call on the Lord out of a pure heart, Jas 3:10 ..........and cursing comes not out of their mouth. 1Jn 5:18 ..........Because Jesus keeps them safe, the wicked one does not touch them. Ps 91:11..........Give Your angels special charge to accompany, defend, preserve Ps 4:8.............and provide safety for them, day and night. 1Jn 2:5 ...........Because they keep Your Word, Your love is being perfected in them. 1Jn 2:15 .........They do not love the world or the things in the world, 3Jn 1:11..........and they do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. 1Jn 1:7 ...........They walk in the light as You are in the Light, Jas 4:8 ...........cleansing their hands and purifying their hearts, 2Tim 2:22 .......They follow after righteousness, faith, love, and peace. Heb 13:18........They have a good conscience and desire to live honorably, Prov 3:4 ..........having favor and high esteem with God and man. Praying For Relationships Mt 21:21............Father, I come before You in prayer and in faith. Rom 13:11........Your Word......

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...FffPrayer #3 40 Prayers to Arrest Disease Agents and Open the Door to Divine Health Tasteful Tips • To open the door to divine health “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed ALL who were sick.” (Matt. 8:16) Servings: 7 Days Start praying here... Begin by singing praises to the Lord... and worshipping Him... then make the confessions below and pray the prayer points. Scripture Ingredients Philippians 1:20: According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. Isa 58:8: Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Mal. 4:2: But to you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed claves. ............................. Jesus has wiped off every handwriting of accusation that the enemy has been using against my mum. She is now His own.herbody is the temple of God.she is redeemed from every curse of sickness and disease because Jesus bore my physical and spiritual diseases in His body. she has the mind of Christ and she holds the thoughts, feelings and purposes of His heart. Prayer Points 1. Thank God for your power......

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