PASSION

READ: ACTS 4:23-31

Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears…-Hebrews 5:7

God does listen to passionate fervent prayers. He looks disdainfully at Christians who while away time just waiting for the prayer meeting to end. When your children’s lives are at stake you cannot afford to laze about. Doodling prayers never helped anyone!

The New Testament Church prayed fervently for the power of the Holy Spirit to be upon their leaders. God heard their prayer and look at the results. When a church begins to pray fervently there are always results.

David’s passionate request that the Holy Spirit be not withdrawn from him was another example of a fervent prayer. “…CAST ME NOT AWAY FROM THY PRESENCE; AND TAKE NOT THY HOLY SPIRIT FROM ME” (Psalm 51:11). David knew what it meant if the Holy Spirit were to leave him. He couldn’t afford to have that happen.

Jesus prayed passionately for the will of God to be done in His life. The evidence of this was when He began to sweat blood. Fervent prayer always works. The ministry of Jesus was a great success! You will have great success in your ministry when you learn how to pray fervently. When ever you don’t know what to do, do what Jesus did. Jesus shouted when He prayed! Jesus prayed until He was sweating! Read it for yourself ! “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (Luke 22:44).

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