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Traveling on Your Knees Posted by Dawn Francis


Luke 18:1-8 (NIV) “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Men are always to pray

Last night I took a journey,to a land across the seas.
I didn’t go by ship or plane I traveled on my knees.
I saw so many people there in bondage to their sin.
And Jesus told me I should go,that there were souls to win.

But I said “Jesus,I can’t go to lands across the seas.”
He answered quickly, “Yes, you can by traveling on your knees.”
He said, …”You pray, I’ll meet the need. You call, and I will hear.
It’s up to you to be concerned For lost souls far and near.”

And so I did; knelt in prayer, gave up some hours of ease,
And with the Savior by my side,I traveled on my knees.

As I prayed on, I saw souls saved and twisted persons healed,
I saw God’s workers strength renewed,while laboring in the field.

I said, “Yes Lord, I’ll take the job.Your heart I want to please.
I’ll heed Your call and swiftly go by traveling on my knees.”

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God Honors Consistent Prayer


Luke 18:1-8 (NIV) “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town that kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary….”

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The purpose of Prayer Works Café was born out of the passion to pray.  I grew up praying and therefore my life is built on the foundation of prayer. Prayer is a heart communication between man and God.

This is a vital part of a believer’s development.  Talking to God can be compared to a conversation with man.  The enemy has created several lies around who can and should pray.

The difference between praying to God is that you can be totally candid and through the Holy Spirit over a period of time the conversation will be developed from perhaps one word to several words.

Another dimension can be from words to praying scriptures. Meaning, the Holy Spirit helps with building a spiritual or a supernatural vocabulary. He teaches on what to pray, how to pray and develop a sensitivity around when to pray.

Listening

Listening is a key component of praying.  Like any conversation there is a messenger and the recipient; this role is interchangeable for the duration of the conversation.

The same is with prayer.  We pray and we should be listening to hear what God has to say.

Who should pray?            

Hebrews 4:16 (KJV) “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

The only condition in this command  is to “…come boldly…” Therefore anyone and everyone should pray.  God is very much interested in our prayers.  Sometimes He answers immediately and at other times there is a waiting process.

How to Pray

Following the format of the Lord’s Prayer works greatly. Matthew 6:13-19

  • Acknowledge The Lord (Call Him by name, He is our Father)
  • Praise His Name (Offer Praises to God)
  • Pray for his will to happen
  • Ask for what you need, be specific
  • Ask for his leading
  • Pray for his deliverance
  • End with more praise

When to pray

1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”

This is a command which means pray always. Therefore we are to be praying every time, everywhere, and anytime. Pray constantly! It’s limitless!

It is important for us to develop a healthy habit to communicate with God on a consistent basis. Prayer is a tool which is used in warfare against the devil.

No prayer and the believer die spiritually, more prayer and the believer steps into a deeper depth, and higher heights with God.

Through prayer a covenant relationship is created with God and man. “A prayer-less Believer is a powerless Believer.”