by Rex RouisIhope this does not come across as hard or religious but the purpose for this site is to help people pray for themselves, not to pray for them.
We pray for people. And other people who come to this site pray for people. We pray for each other and we encourage each other. That is what loving Christians do. However, coming to this site only to ask for prayer defeats its purpose. It hinders what God wants to do through it, namely, to get people to a place where they can stand up for themselves in God. Again, we will pray for you but sometimes you praying for you is the only way you will receive. That is the hard truth of God’s need for faith. Sometimes only you can do it because sometimes God requires you to do it.
God at times does bend the rules, that is called mercy. But the more mercy is requested the less it works. Mercy works best when one realizes their error and have decided to do something about it. They say, “Lord, I’m not going to let that happen again.” But over and over again does not work.
God is merciful, but His desire is for us to grow in Him. He expects us to learn about Him and seek Him. Not doing that and merely asking someone to do it for us is not obedience. It takes faith to receive from God. Again, God is merciful, but you cannot rely on His mercy all the time.
It is actually not prayer itself that moves the hand of God. God does not answer prayer itself. He answers faith. He answers believing prayer.
I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. Mark 11:24 New Living Translation
Therefore I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for–believe that you have received them, and (then) you will have them. Mark 11:24 Holman Christian Standard Bible
You can’t escape the need for faith by relying on someone else’s faith. Sometimes it works, but not always. Your faith will always work. Always. We need to do what the Bible says, to receive what the Bible promises. When we do what we are supposed to do then God does what He desires to do. Faith can be hard work, and He expects us to do it.
I am desperate been praying for years to see change but it seems things just keep getting worse. I’m scared to even tell my whole situation. I’m stuck trapped and need a way out for me my family and friends. I fear it’s too late. I have a hard time even reading my bible.
Please the effectual and fervent prayer of a righteous person availeth much. That’s the scripture that comes to mind. I’ve sought God on my own and contacted many churches and no one’s been able to help. The church I attended even told me there was nothing I could do. I am at what may be a desperate end to my road of life and face threats daily.
Please help or find the person that can I do seek God but see no answers….
Andrew – I hear you. I am sending you an email to call me to talk. Where there is no natural hope there is still God’s promised hope. God is a God of hope. There is hope all around you. You just can’t see it. Abraham stood on that fact when he looked at his body now dead, and the barrenness of Sarah’s womb – Romans 4:17-21.
Hello. Intercession please that the Lord will quickly provide-even miraculously-a way out of financial lack and struggle since being laid off and debts and the necessities of life increased.
Strength and emotional peace needed as well as this situation is totally exhausting. I do have faith and believe He will do this. I want to see His glory in this situation. Thank you.
“Truly, truly, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.Ask and you shall receive and your joy will be full!”- Jesus
Go to awmi.net as soon as you can.Click on audio teachings under “Audio”.
You will see a series called “Christian Survival Kit”.Listen to this quickly and the Father will speak to you through it.Your life will improve dramatically.
Someone please pray for me. I work so very hard. I’m in my 20s and I live alone. My family has never come to see my place. Sometimes I feel like I am the only person proud of what I have accomplished. I dont know what else I can do so my family can be proud. How will they notice me.
Go onto awmi.net
and click on “Audio Teachings” under “Audio”.
You will see a series called “True Nature of God” and “How To Hear God’s Voice”.
These will bring you into great relationship with the Father and the small irritatations of this world won’t bother you anymore.
Also spend time in Jesus’s words in John 14,15,16.This is prayer.
I need pray because can’t pay my rent I work but now that the pay rate went they cut hour I am lucky if I get 6 hours a day I trying to look for a better job or get a second job too but hard I work at daycare so your hour some time change please I just got my home in March please help me I two kids that need this place
We have prayed for you Judith.
When these types of things happen you need to do two things.
Go to Jesus’s words in John 14 and 15.Let him speak to you through his words.
Then go to awmi.net
Listen to “A Better Way To Pray” series under “Audio Teachings”.This will radically help you.
Please pray for me. My wife left me and went to stay with her parents. Her parents claim and pretend to be good Christians but they have isolated her from me. At the time of her leaving me she was 7 weeks pregnant. Today she would have been 24weeks and 3days. I got a call from my lawyer today stating that they have started divorce proceedings. I didn’t even get to hear my babies heart beat. This is the first time that I have been married. Please pray for me and my wife to be united. And please pray my in-laws suffer for their actions. I hope and pray they rot in hell. Am asking for prayers to be prayed because I feel either God has neglected me or is angry with me. I have begged and pleaded with him. Am on the verge of devil worship as I believe her parents worship the devil. How else can it be justified that I suffer so much and they enjoy life.
You are highly loved by Jesus.That is the first thing you need to understand right now.
God does not punish you or do bad things to anyone.God is love. (1 John)
The Father has nothing to do with the bad things that happen in life, however if you submit to him he will work it all together for good.
The first thing you need to do is make Jesus Lord of your life.Then the second thing is to receive the Holy Spirit and listen to some teachings so you can learn how Jesus operates in your life to change your cirumstances.I will give you a list of things to do today.
1.)Go to awmi.net
and click on “Audio Teachings” under “Audio”.You will see a series called “A Better Way To Pray” and another one called “True Nature of God”.Listen to these as quickly as you can.
These will give you the correct knowledge of God and He will speak to you.
2.)Then scroll to the bottom of the website and you will see “Receive Jesus” and “Receive the Holy Spirit” under “About Us”.Click on these and follow the instructions.
Do all these things today and you will see God move on your behalf.
Email me anytime. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much Anthony. I have tried reasoning with my self. Punishing myself, Nothing seems to work. I will follow the series. Thank you once again for taking the time and effort to reply. God bless you.
Please pray for L. Pratt From Binghamton NY. He says he thinks demons are chasing him and trying to follow him and communicate with him. He says when he was younger he believes he “almost” took and oath with the satan. I am not sure what that means? I tried to help and got no where. .Please help.. Send to many people to pray please. Thank you.
Praying for him right now.
If you can get in touch with him, have him go immediately to awmi.net
and listen to “As I Have Loved You” and “The Believers Authority” under Audio Teachings.
Between our prayers and him listening to these teachings he will be free.
“Whoever the son sets free is free indeed!”-Jesus
Please pray with me I lost my baby abruptly and I have a strong faith that he will be raised back to life I know God will answer my prayers.
Please pray with me lost my baby abruptly and I have a strong faith for his ressurrection i know God will answer my prayers
I am working on this, 100%. It has been tempting for me to reach out of others because I’ve just come out of a year of trauma during which I isolated myself and pushed love away. But God is bringing me to a place where He is teaching me that I am complete in Christ through all things and that I have to take responsibility for my faith, even despite loneliness, etc.
It’s been a difficult journey for me and the enemy almost devoured me a couple of times– but God’s requirement is that we respond to this in faith, which no one can do for us. Lord, help my faith in this sickness, and that I would know You will restore all the things I lost because of my sins (job, relationship, etc.) I want to learn your ways and honour You.
Chloe – You are on the road to happiness in God and we are walking with you all the way. We love you and we are praying for you. Yes it is a walk of faith but God is helping.
Keeping speaking His work out and trusting that He is there at every moment, because He is. Again, we love you and we are with you. Rex
Thank you so much, Rex! I have seen His faithfulness and I will see it again. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Amen.
I have a early Christmas gift for you.Go to awmi.net and click on “Audio Teachings”, under “Audio”.You will see a series called “As I Have Loved You” and another one called “You’ve Already Got It”.Listen to these as quickly as you can.
The Father is restoring all your loss with interest.Enjoy.
This is brilliant! Thank you so much, Anthony. God is moving. Going to listen now.
Pls am praying to God,I would like to study abroad pls intercede for me thank you
Prosper – We will lift you up to God in Jesus Name. God is faithful. Trust Him and put the word of God into your heart. We love you. Rex
Let Jesus’s words come alive to you in John 14,15,16.
He tells us 5 different times that he will do whatever we ask.
Also, go onto You Tube and pull up “Graham Cooke -Favor as a Lifestyle”.
Last week I gave this teaching to local real estate agent and in a few hours the Father had spoken to her deeply through it.In fact, it was so good she called me back and said “This was amazing, it was exactly what I needed to hear!”
I also found out that she had attended the church I served at for 6 years.It was a divine connection from our Father.The same will happen for you.
Im in a difficult position these days. I need hand of God. Im kindly asking you to pray with me brothers. I need your support to find my luck and courage again. My family need your prayers. We are strong but in difficult position.
Speaking and praying over you and your family now.
Jesus is doing great things for you and you will be restored
in all your loss.
Read Jesus’s words in John 14,15,16.
He will speak to you,personally.
Also, go onto http://www.awmi.net
Click on Audio Teachings under “Audio”.
You will see a series called “A Better Way To Pray”
and “How To Hear God’s Voice”.
These will bless your life tremendously.
God bless you. Thank you.
Am praying for instant miracle money from God.please stand with me in prayer.
Believing with you brother.
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask what you desire
and it will be done for you.” John 15
Study and meditate on Jesus’s words in John 14,15,16 all this week.
You will have wonderful encounters with him.
Yes. John Chapters 14,15,16 are the some of craziest chapters in the Bible. Read them like they are real (which they are) and that they are speaking directly to you. Jesus did not say that it was advantageous for Him to leave so the Holy Spirit could come for only a few years. No! He (the Person of the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Godhead) will be here till the end of the age! Believe in Him and work with Him for your blessings. We love you. Rex
Yes and amen. Give more earnest heed. Hearken diligently…before your eyes meditate…you shall see to do. Observe. Today if you hear His voice…We have a surer word of prophecy… do well to hear…being mixed with trust (faith).. the doer of the work is blessed…not just hearing…we believe therefore speak. He is able to perform His promise…He is Faithful who promised…He swore to Himself the immutable oath with none greater to swear by except Himself. With full assurance …any comfort consolation…earnest expectation is the anchor to our mind, will and emotions. Comfort one another with the comfort you are comforted with. All things are held by THE WORD Of His Power. Divine power gave promise to become partakers of Divine Nature…Power Gave Promise…The Spirit brooded the face of the heart…deep calls to deep… what does the mind know except human spirit revealed…what does God know except Holy Spirit revealed. You are recreated in His likeness and Image righteous and true Holiness. It is finished…Whatever He says unto you …DO IT! Word
Hearing seeds and speaking to mountain is spontaneous from heart. Woman says; “I’m having a girl”! She believes therefore speaks personally bubbling over. She knows what we don’t. Prayer is having your own baby. No surrogate concept carried by another brainchild. Show us the Father and it will suffice. Jesus did. Daddy speaks to fig trees godly children. True indeed. Sincerely, a son multiplied offspring. P.S. I believe more babies are due….do you too?
When Jesus asked Peter three times, “do you love Me”?, Jesus was speaking to the types of sheep that Peter would be required to minister to in his life. As one who has always learned by watching others and then applying it, I find this article hard. Most people do not know how to pray nor receive from the Lord. Yes, they must learn. Yes, they must take it upon themselves to learn. Yes, they must learn that Jesus has given us His faith (Galatians 2:20), and that as new creatures in Christ (2 Cor. 5:7), we must renew our minds (Romans 12) with His Word, so that we can have a growing confidence in His Word that says YES (2 Cor 1:20). Until that believer reaches that place of confidence, then, it is up to the more spiritual to encourage the lambs and the sheep (Hebrews 3:13). Teaching His people to trust His Word more than people is an ongoing work of grace. (I Thess. 5:11) clearly helps us to see the work of encouragement we are called to perform for one another. Yes, we need to strongly point out that each believer learn to exercise their own faith. But, we must be careful not to bruise the struggling, sensitive lamb that longs to be where that mature sheep has learned to abide.
God answers our faith and not our prayers. If we have faith as small as a muster seed, then we can speak to any situation in our life and shall be so.
Thank you for this exposition of the word of God.
Kay – Thank you. I was concerned that this would come off hard. We still need to help the people and pray for them. God bless you massively. Rex
Rex – thank you for clarifying the purpose of this site, I realize now that I’ve seen it as a source for those in need. It is so true that faith, not prayer, is our goal, and while support from others can help us to strengthen that, it should not be the thrust of your attention and of this site. Thank you for continuing to share your inspiring words.
Faith Mechanic – I agree with your article and feel very blessed to have the faith to understand it!
Agreed 100% based on scriptures and personal experience.
Ben – Thank you so much. This article is not meant to be harsh or to steal someone’s hope. God gives according to His love, but we receive according to our faith – John 3:16. God bless. Rex