by Rex Rouis

Carl_Bloch_The_Resurrection_350-webThe overriding issue in prayer is whether or not the prayer is spoken in faith. If you do not have faith then all the praying in the world won’t help you (unless perhaps you call upon the mercy of God).

The single active ingredient in prayer is faith. If faith is there, chances are real good that the prayer will be correct, or at least close enough. Its not the words necessarily but the release of faith that will bring the desired answer.

Whatever words you say, make sure you believe them, and you will have them. The Bible is real clear in that the words you say must not differ with what you are believing in your heart.

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt (differ, disagree, ‘strife with oneself’) in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23

The words must be living, fresh, and from your heart, not from some prayer book. The Bible is based on a system of living words. God speaks living words to us. We receive them into our heart and through continued diligence in love and the Spirit we allow faith to grow. The harvest of these living words is faith, and once we have it, then we release it through living words. The living words coming out of our mouth is called Prayer.

What about, ‘If it be thy will?’

Jesus said the words, ‘If it be thy will’ during one of His prayers. Much has been made of this. Throughout the Gospels, whenever Jesus prayed He always exhibited a clear understanding of God’s will. There was never a hint of uncertainty in any one of them. He prays once for direction and puts an ‘if’ in it and suddenly all types of prayer are thus affected. He is not praying to change the world; He is praying to seek the will of God. When Jesus uttered this phrase, He was in the process of seeking the will of God concerning His imminent passion. This was huge and He needed to know for an absolute surety that this is what God wanted and that there was no way around it. This was hard and He needed to know solidly from God. Everything depended on it. One must have their heart solid on the will of God before their faith can be real. There is no ‘if’ in faith once it has become a reality in the heart.

Faith begins where the will of God is known.

If faith is based on the known will of God, how can a prayer prayed in faith have an ‘if’ in it? We must assume that Jesus was ‘in faith’ when He prayed this prayer. The ‘if’ had nothing to do with whether the prayer would get answered, but it had everything to do with Him being open to what the answer would be. The ‘if’ was what He was believing for and seeking God for. He was in faith seeking the ‘if’ of His future. Seeking is all the about the ‘if’ of the future. Faith all about knowing the reality of the will of God on a specific issue. Again, Jesus knew that God would give Him the answer; He just didn’t know what the answer was going to be. That is seeking.

And without faith it is impossible to please {Him,} for he who comes to God must believe that He is and {that} He is a rewarder of those who (diligently) seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 29:11,13-14

When seeking the will of God you must believe that He exists, that He rewards diligent seeking, and that you will get an answer. When seeking the will of God, using the phrase, ‘if it be thy will,’ is appropriate. The phrase is otherwise never mentioned in prayer. If you need a mountain to move in your life, or you have a debilitating issue (like the woman with the issue of blood), inserting an ‘if’ in your prayer just won’t do. For all those situations, knowing the will of God from the word and from having previously sought His face is the only way. Faith begins where the will of God is known. Just throwing out the phrase ‘if it be thy will’ and taking whatever comes may sound good but it is not the faith exemplified in the Gospels. It is a false submission, a lazy submission. The only issue that Jesus looked at, and still looks at, is faith, and faith is based on a knowing in the heart, a reality heard from God. See the article – ‘If it be thy will’

There are three main categories of prayer:
  1. Seeking Prayer – Seeking God and finding His will – Knowing and believing that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. ‘If’s’ are appropriate in these prayers of seeking.
  2. Asking Prayer – Asking God in faith according to His will – Knowing and believing that He will answer.
  3. Declaring Prayer – Authoritative declaring of His will in faith – Knowing and believing that it will obey you. (One quick rule – this does not work on other people.)

We pray and seek God to find His will, and once we find it we pray and release His will (and its corresponding faith), into the world. Both ‘seeking prayer’ and ‘asking/declaring prayer’ are absolutely necessary to our walk of faith and obedience.


  1. Rex your words of faith encouragement and personal experience mean so much to me in my family’s time of need. May God always bless you eternally for doing his work here on earth. Everyone has a path and yours will lead you to heaven with the help you give us all in need of wisdom and prayer. I will pray my rosary thanking God for giving you the gift he has given you. Thank you also from one father to another. You really have helped me through this day. May God Bless you and I mean that sincerely. Chip

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      I added more info to my first response. God bless. We commit you to God’s mercy in Jesus Name. We are believing for true conviction in Austin and supernatural mercy and favor for Austin.

  2. In search of spiritual prayers that I could pray for my son I came across your website and read some verses that I needed. I leave shortly to meet with an attorney that will be defending my 15yr old son in a robbery case. A robbery case…I still cannot believe reading or saying that. As all parents say their kids are good kids, but this is no different, my son is a great, loving, giving teenager and I have gotten no answers as to why he and another boy did what they did. Shock, heartbreaking, numbness has overtaken my life, I was crying almost daily in disbelief with the thought that my child may be going to jail. The effect this will take not only on me but also his siblings is unknown yet as we are just in the infant stage of this whole ordeal, and it has been a lot of sleepless nights and still continues. I ask , no I am begging all who can to please say a prayer for my son Austin, that he be spared going to jail and return to Christ, that his eyes and heart open and see that he has been given a second chance and to seek, thank and Praise Jesus. God Bless everyone.

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      Chip – I will pray for you and Austin. With God’s mercy and grace, he and you will see this through. My daughter almost went to jail for a minor robbery. She didn’t actually do it but was with the group and was the only one identified. My wife and her prayed and she won a $1,500 Christmas raffle that was the exact amount needed to pay restitution to the individual that was robbed. He dropped everything and then we worked a deal out where she went into the Army instead. It changed her life. She now has a fine marriage and two wonderful kids.

      I pray for mercy and grace to fill you and Austin in Jesus Name, and that He would work in his heart to change his life. I also speak grace and favor over the courts for you and your son in Jesus Name.

      Speak out some of the scripture based confessions on this site, specifically Confession – Change Your Life (insert Austin’s name) and Confession – Praying for Your Children.

      I will pray for you. Talk to God honestly and intimately. I am believing for peace to fill your soul, and for God to be fully involved in this whole situation. He is a God of mercy and restitution before judgement and penalty. God bless you from one father to another. Rex

  3. Ladycherish16 we agree your son is healed. Scripture tells us “So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth, it shall not return to Me void, it will accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing wherein to I sent it.” [Is 55:11]

    Thank you Jesus, according to Romans 8:11, the same Spirit that raised You from the dead is dwelling within this child now to quicken (make alive) his mortal body by the Holy Spirit that dwells within him. I believe that you are quickening this child now.

    I thank you Jesus, I loose the resurrection and healing power working within this child now, rebuilding, repairing, and restoring any damage that was done. I loose the resurrection and healing power of the Holy Spirit upon this child’s mind, his emotions, and his body in the name of Jesus.


    God bless you,

  4. I didn’t know of my sons heart condition until after he was born. None of my ultrasounds showed it. My son has been in the cardiac intesive care unit since he was born in December. We have been here day and night, believing and expecting a miracle. We know that my son is a child of God therefore healing is his! He was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the entire left side of the heart is underdeveloped. There is no cause, it’s just something that happens. But I am a believer and I don’t believe that things like this just happen. We are in need of a miracle and I know it’s here! I am a radical believer and I believe that my God will give my son a complete and whole heart. Thank you for standing in agreement with me. Despite what the doctors say my son is healed! my son will live! no weaper formed against him shall remain.

  5. I am up looking for scriptures to pray over my son when I came across your website, it has really blessed me. I would like you to know that God is using your website to reach out and bless so many, and I pray that God’s anointing on this website will continue to increase in Jesus Name – Amen.

    Please pray for my son that he will be released from whatever is currently taken hold of his life. He gave his life to Jesus at 14 years of age. Prior to giving his life God assured me that he will be used mightily for His Kingdom. He is and still is very loving, caring, giving and will do anything to help any one in need. However, since he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ, it seems as if the enemy is on a mission to thwart God’s plans for his life. His academic work is suffering, and he has been in trouble at school. The latest is that I have a meeting with the school this Thursday whereby an expulsion from the school will be pronounced. I cannot bear the thought of this happening, and it is painful to watch what is happening to my son.

    Please pray and stand with me in agreement that God will take control of the impending meeting, that we will find favour with the school, and that the outcome will be positive to the Glory of God the Father in Jesus Name – AMEN.

    Thank You.

    1. Pat “No weapon that is formed against your son will prosper;
      And every tongue that accuses him in judgment you will condemn.
      This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
      And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 54:17
      Father in Jesus name we ask You to send your angels around Pat’s son. Father in Jesus name cover him with your precious blood.

      Psalm 91

      1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
      will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
      2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
      my God, in whom I trust.”
      3 Surely he will save you
      from the fowler’s snare
      and from the deadly pestilence.
      4 He will cover you with his feathers,
      and under his wings you will find refuge;
      his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
      5 You will not fear the terror of night,
      nor the arrow that flies by day,
      6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
      nor the plague that destroys at midday.
      7 A thousand may fall at your side,
      ten thousand at your right hand,
      but it will not come near you.
      8 You will only observe with your eyes
      and see the punishment of the wicked.
      9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
      and you make the Most High your dwelling,
      10 no harm will overtake you,
      no disaster will come near your tent.
      11 For he will command his angels concerning you
      to guard you in all your ways;
      12 they will lift you up in their hands,
      so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
      13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
      you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
      14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
      I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
      15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
      I will be with him in trouble,
      I will deliver him and honor him.
      16 With long life I will satisfy him
      and show him my salvation.”

      Pat gather a group of Christians that are strong prayer warriors. Invite them over to your house and all of you anoint your house with oil and pray over your house. Also, anoint your son with oil and pray over him. Then everyday go into his room and pray over his bed and ask Jesus to cover your house with His Precious prevailing blood. Amen!!! We are all in a spiritual battle. Prayer and declaring God’s Word is your protection. Also, leave your radios on the Christian station. I leave mine on 24/7.
      Don’t be afraid Greater Is He that is in you!!! than he that is in the world. Amen!!!
      In His Grip of Grace,

  6. i am 17 at a really hard point in my life im always scared to ask for prayer i think its being selfish .. i let everyone eles go before i do i have a really hard timme at school i get teased all the time i cry alot im depressed alot im just a senstive person.. and i feel like i can win this battle on my own. so please pray i receive the stength. thank you.

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      Brooklyn – It is NOT selfish to pray for yourself. God wants to protect and bless you, and many times He does that through your prayers. Prayer is about things, things that you need in your life. To be reluctant to pray for oneself is religious thinking. God wants to bless. Read about prayer, faith, and how to use the Name of Jesus. See – Depression Is a Spirit – It Must Be Fought with the Word of God. Send me an email if you desire – rex (at)

  7. Pls pray for me that i GET another chance in my nursing program. I had some roughs times during the program that kept me unfocused and caused my grades to suffer like death and illness. I know this profession is where am suppose to be pls pray for favor for me that I get back in the program next week thanks.

    1. Wanda thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. job 22:28 Father because of Your Word, Wanda is an overcomer. Wanda overcame the world, the flesh and the devil, by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of her testimony.1 John 4:4 Rev. 12:11
      I command that every obstacle be removed from Wand’s path. Wanda will be excepted into the Nursing Program and she will pass every class in Jesus name.
      Thank you Lord Jesus for all you are going to do in Wanda’s life.
      Praise God!!! Thank God!!! Amen!!!

      1. Yoli, thank you so much for being in prayer with me and being the prayer warrior and blessing you are. I got back in the program God is so good. I will always keep you and the scriptures you blesses me in my prayers be bless. Wanda

        1. Wanda I am so happy for you. Thank you Lord for Wanda’s new career. We praise you and thank you Jesus.
          Yoli 🙂

  8. Pls pray for intant healing for my mother (Regina Ekeneza)reult from cat scan today showed she has 19cm growth in her kidney.pray for God to makevit disapper.secondly restoration in my marriage .pray for financial restoration and health for me amd my five boys.

    1. Nosa in your time with the Lord. Pray Father God please forgive me of all my sins. I ask you to come into my heart. I receive you as my Lord and Savior. Father God I am overwhelm with fear. Your Word tells me…. For God hath not given me the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 . It is crucial you speak scriptures over you and your family. Then, pray His precious blood over you and your family. Try to attend a Christian church get involve in church activities and bible study. As you walk with the Lord daily and speak scriptures. Your life will experience freedom from fear. Fear is a direct attack from satan. Just read aloud scripture and worship Jesus through a song of praise. If you need Marriage counseling talk to a Pastor. Father in Jesus name I pray you mend Nosa’s marriage. Father I pray you supply all of Nosa’s needs. Father I pray you will keep this family in good health.
      God bless you.

  9. Please pray for my mother Carrie, there is a diagnoses of congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy (weak heart muscle) irregular heart rate, and edema. Doctor report is they have done all, and that she is not responding to the medicine, her heart is functioning at 20%, but we stand on God’s word in that she is healed and it was paid in full by Jesus. The doctors have sent her home hospice to die. But we know that God is able to do exceedingly above what we can ask or think.

    1. C Thomas we agree your mom Carrie is healed. We declare by Jesus stripes Carrie is healed in Jesus name.I thank you Jesus, I loose the resurrection and healing power working within Carrie now, rebuilding, repairing, and restoring any damage that was done. I loose the resurrection and healing power of the Holy Spirit upon Carrie’s mind, Carrie’s emotions, and Carrie’s body in the name of Jesus.
      Carrie’s Heart beat is normal. Carrie’s heart beats with rhythm of life, carrying the life of God throughout Carrie’s body restoring Life and Health abundantly. John 17;23 Eph. 2:22 Carrie has a strong heart. Every heart beat floods her body with life and cleanses her of disease and pain. Ex. 23:25 Mark 11:23 In Jesus Name Amen.

      Thank you Jesus, that according to Mark 16:18, hands have been laid on Carrie and we believe that she has received healing power and she is now recovering. She is in the recovery period, being rebuilt, repaired, and restored to health in Jesus name Amen.

      I thank you Jesus, that according to Psalm 118:17, Carrie shall not die but live, and declare Your works O Lord. The spirit of death cannot have any way in Carrie. She is completely healed in Jesus name.
      The Name Jesus is above all names. He is able to heal, raise the dead and deliver any person from their troubles. Your power is in your mouth speak the Healing Scriptures over your mother.God bless you,

      1. Dear Yoli,
        Thank you for such a powerful prayer. We receive it and standing on God’s word.

  10. My name is franklin iroegbu,from nguru in Aboh mbaise local government in imo state nigeria,i am the 1st child of my father and the first child born in that family,i would like to ask
    you all my beloved brethren and men and women of God to pray for me,i am expecting a huge
    sum of money from an investment i ventured into and am to get the money on thursday the 26th of december,
    i would like you all to pray for me and ask God to show me mercy and his grace so that this investment will yeild,
    and let luck follow me that day,and let God grant me the opportunity to have this as my christmas and new year package,
    and that if it come to pass i promise to pay my tight to you,divided into people that replied me and said they have prayed for me,
    i need God mercy,graceand his divine luck for that day,that let no opposition or badluck spirit or mistake spoil this business,i am putting it in God hands.
    i need this miracle before 27th of december,and any dark force that will oppose it or will stand against it let there eyes be blind that day with holyghost fire.

    1. Franklin I pray God will bless you with an Abundant Favor. Franklin I pray God will bless you with this inheritance in Jesus name amen. I want to remind you that your power comes from the word of God. It is Almighty God that knows your Future. You just speak the scriptures on Favor as stated on this site. God is powerful and His blessings are more than you can imagine. Ephesians 3:20-21 it’s yours just declare it. What you say from your mouth is what will come into existence.

      Scripture tells us:

      You have granted me life and favor, and Your care has preserved my spirit. Job 10:12

      For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12

      You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:5–6

      For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

      The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:25–26
      God bless you with the desires of your heart.

  11. I have God’s calling to serve his people. After graduating from the seminary, I have not yet received any order from God. Please pray that God opens door for me so I can serve him. Thank you.

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      Anita – I believe you will hear from God and you will know exactly what to do and when to do it in Jesus Name. Be patient and seek Him. Confess the Word and spend quiet time with Him.

      Also, this confession is based on Paul’s prayers for the believers – Confession – Change Your Life. Speak it until it fills your heart, then you will have good success (Joshua 1:8). God bless you.

      1. Thanks. My church senior asked me to have lunch today. He wants to give me opportunity to preach next year. Praise the Lord! I still need your prayer!

  12. Please lord help my son thru this depression and this legal matters. Release it. Have favor. Over him. Show us .send THE best of YOU for him HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD . FREE,!!!!!!!!! Happy mind, wise all the glory to God!

  13. Favorson we declare and decree that these thoughts be cast back into the lake of fire where they belong. Those suicide thoughts will not return to him again. He is covered by the blood of Jesus. We declare and decree as stated on Isaiah 54:17. No weapon form against him will prosper for You Oh Lord will silence every accusation in Jesus name.Jesus surround this young man with your favor Lord release your angels and protect him as You promised in Psalm 91. Scripture tells us You are my hiding place from every storm of life; You even keep me from getting into trouble! You surround me with songs of victory. I will instruct you (says the Lord) and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress. Psalms 32:7-9 To God Be All the Glory. Peace be Still in this Family!!!
    Amen and Amen!!!

  14. Thank you Jesus. Bless my sons especially the one that has feeling ops of suicide depression . Release those thoughts and help him to be. Happy.mind favor over him .bring him up. Mighty one lift him up! Show me how . Release and clear ALL legat mattters against him . Clear his name bring VICTORY,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you

    1. Favorson speak scriptures aloud declare:
      Scriptures on Favor, God’s Protection, Guiding and Leading and Protection From Evil. You can find scriptures on these site.
      God Bless You!!!

    2. Favorson have your pastors from your church pray over your son. If he continues to have suicidal thoughts than take him to the doctor. God bless you mom.

  15. Prayer my my son”s life. Have extreme favor mercy love happy mind, figure things ou. Happy success

  16. I became a widow of last month on May 8th. It was totally unexpected. I also knew that my name was on the deed of the house, but not on the mortgage. The bank wants me to go through probate. I have prayed and asked God for favor and the wisdom what to do. I don’t have the means to go to probate. I have been making the house payments. Please pray that God will supernaturally intervene and work out a miracle , so that I may keep my house. thanks everyone God Bless

    1. Debbie we pray God will direct you and guide you on this decision. Lord Bless Debbie with wisdom and help her to be wise on the decisions she has to make. Lord guide her to a lawyer that can help her in Jesus name Amen!!!

    2. HI Debbie, I know God will fix this problem for you. I am a witness he answer prayers just keep the faith and believe no weapon formed against you will prosper. The devil is a liar ITS YOURS CLAIM IT!!!! Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 1:21

      “And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them.” Deuteronomy 20:3

  17. Please prayer for my mom Catherine, she suffered 3 strokes recently. She is now at a rehab but needs prayer to be motivated to work out. Please help us pray that God will give her the strength to workout and become semi independent again. Thanks

    1. Father in Jesus name we pray for Catherine. Father encourage her to really try to workout.As this is also what will help her recover. Suzette speak scripture to your mom daily. Let her meditate on God’s word. Also, let her hear christian music.
      I thank you Jesus, I loose the resurrection and healing power working within me now, rebuilding, repairing, and restoring any damage that was done.
      I loose the resurrection and healing power of the Holy Spirit upon my mind, my emotions, and my body in the name of Jesus.

  18. My husband and I need pray over finances. We are praying the bankruptcy will end with positive results and allow us to regain a new life of hope and peace. Please join us in praise to the Lord for his grace, mercy, love, favor and most important that his will be done in our lives.
    Thank you

    1. Heavenly Father in Jesus name we pray for Jeanie and her husband finances. Lord you know their finance situation. Lord we pray everything will go in their Favor. We also pray you bless them with a home they can afford. Show them the way Jesus for you are the way, the truth, and the life.Bless them with new jobs and bless their marriage and family. We ask this in Jesus name Amen!

      Matthew 6:31–32
      31 “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’
      32 “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

      God will take care of you. Just believe Jesus get into His Presence and Worship HIM!!!

  19. My pain has returned to my body. doctors are running so many tests. i am exhausted. my trials seem to be multiplying. but the Lord has always been by my side. today he showed me a miracle. i had some xrays done and the radiologist encouraged me with His word. She was a total stranger whom i never met, but the Lord put her in my path. The moment i told her that i was scared, she knew right away what i needed to hear. It’s as though she was never a stranger to begin with. it’s as though we’ve been friends for a long time. this was His way of comforting me. i felt as though the Lord said, ” I love you so much. And here I am. Do not be afraid. Whatever you have to face, you will not face it alone.” I have been crying these past weeks of either pain, confusion, fear, anxiety, or joy. The joy comes from knowing and feeling His presence. I cant seem to let go of my anxiety. I asked the Lord to take it away but yet it keeps coming back. i meditate on His word but i want to completely surrender it all to Him. i want to surrender myself to Him. i want to rest.

  20. Please pray to our heavenly Father that i will experience His blessings and a transformation for the better in my spiritual,physical,financial,social and ministry life.

    God bless you!

    Nicholas Nganga
    P.O Box 3305

    1. Nicholas, be encourage whatever you want God got it never give up and continue to trust and believe. God will answer and give you everything you need and want.

      Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 1:21

      “And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them.” Deuteronomy 20:3

  21. I have been feeling a lot of physical pain lately. i think its arthritis. it is painful but i still do what i need to do every day. i go to work and come home and continue. i may have over exerted. i have lifted this up to the Lord every day & night. have complete faith He can cure me. but i seem to wake up with a new pain each day. (neck, shoulders, wrists, knees, rib cage) it only hurts when i move. i need my physical abilities because i work with children who have special needs. (alot of lifting and being tugged this way and that way; sitting on the floor, carrying them, etc.) when a prayer done in complete faith is not answered, what does this mean? also, aside from not being answered, the pain increases in other areas. first it started with my wrist, now its almost my entire body. plus, i have a son with autism who is very harsh when he comes into contact with me. he tugs and pulls us (my husband & i) in all directions. If the Lord already knows all of this, why is my body still in pain? I have complete faith that He is our healer. i am the only one in this household who works so i need to be physically well. lately, that has been a huge challenge for me. i read scriptures on healing, faith, patience, etc. what can i do? by the way, there has been alot of weather changes where i live; from hot to cold to hot again. very unusual weather!

    1. A
      In the Gospel of John, Chapter 16:33 we see Jesus addressing what every individual wants to know. All of us want to know where is Jesus? When life gets hard? The Lord addresses this question in John 16:33. Here the Lord stated two very important things. First He told us that we will have affliction (trouble, hard times or problems). Secondly, He told us to take courage because He has overcome the world.
      In reading your thoughts it may seem that God has given you more afflictions then is fair, but the Lord tells us to take courage because he has overcome the world. Because he has overcome the world he knows your afflictions and your pain. He sees the difficult times and He sees the good times, too. He sees the times you laugh with your children and he sees how hard it is for you to lift them. The Lord knows everything you do, so be encouraged…The Lord Sees You. He has heard every prayer that you spoke and has them hidden in his heart. He knows the real you and every desire you have. So when our Lord Jesus does not give us what we want ASAP, maybe it’s because he is doing a little refining or finishing. Do not seek meaning or answers where you will never find them. God only has three answers to every prayer. He can say Yes, No. or not yet. May the reason you do not have an answer yet is because he is building a better you. Just continue to repent and worship Him through a song of praise and you will see He will put joy in your heart. Also, speak the Scriptures of Confession- Healing on this site. God bless you. Yoli

      1. yes, i read those scriptures. i feel that the Lord is asking me to do more of my part. by that i mean to study His Word more. also, to be courageous and ask the Holy Spirit what i need to understand out of every situation that i face. because at times, i feel that God may not give us the answers we seek. But instead He gives us the answers that He chooses for us. A situation may get worse even when one prays in complete faith. But i think that it is God’s way of letting us know to get out of whatever it is that is harming us. he wont make things better if He feels that we don’t belong there. Do i make sense? It’s happened to me before. I was working in a place where the situation kept getting worse. i prayed to the Lord to help make it better but instead it didnt. i was afraid to change jobs. I would go in to work with a positive attitude but things kept going wrong. eventually i quit and found another job that paid much less. Believe it or not, my finances got better and i have been at that job for 11 years and i was able to purchase a home. i am making twice as less than before but it is by the grace of God that He provided for my family. Now i see that He wanted me to leave my previous job because i didnt belong there. Sometimes i am afraid of what i think i’m hearing in my spirit but God is NEVER wrong. i’m thinking he wants me to make a huge change in my life. (work related change). gotta take that step but i’m not ready yet.

  22. the beloved one whom i was visiting in the hospital passed away yesterday. it was a beautiful day and we rejoice. it was a long journey but she made it. she was a very strong woman. she had been ill for more than 20 years. she was relentless. i admired her determination to live day by day no matter how she felt. now she feels no pain and there are no more tears for her. when someone dies, we must continue the next day with the rest of our lives without them. it is hard but the Lord never leaves our sides. right now i just want to take His hand and never let go!!

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      A – God bless you. We will all meet again on the other side, on that other shore. And what a glorious day that will be, a day that will last forever. Walk every day in light of that day and all will fall into correct perspective.

      1. i see what you mean. to look forward to that day you just described. in a dream i had this wondrous feeling in my spirit about His love for me. I have never felt like that in my life. a mother’s love is so intense but God’s love is imaginable. every nite i ask Him to let me dream that again. i was blessed to have loving parents, but this love was indescribable so i knew it came from Him. So why cant i stop being sad if I know of this love?

  23. what a peaceful way to depart from this life. when i was a child i always thought that people would die in a peaceful nap no matter where they were. the Lord will always shine a light upon each and every one of us, and i know that even at the very end He still gives us a chance to repent and receive His truth. Its all up to us.

  24. The loved one that i have been visiting at the hospital these past couple of days has fallen more ill. the doctors have said that today she will go off the machines. she would have been 80 years old next month. we are thankful to our Lord that she was blessed with so many years. she is surrounded by love from her family. i ask the Lord to give me strength and to be a good example of his servant to support this family in their time of grieving. what i find to be so unusual is that all of her wounds are healing by themselves. she had so many on her body and they seem to be disappearing on their own. if she is dying, how can this be possible? amen

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      A – Who said you had to die sick. When it is your time to go, you go. My mom at 89 took a nap and went to Heaven. Her friend who went out to get ice cream found her with a slight smile on her face. Read Intra Muros. This book is the classic book about Heaven that has been around for over a hundred years and is given out by Churches for bereavement. It is a wonderful book.

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