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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D ;
HOW DO YOU PRAY?
(The Different Positions You Can Be In While You Pray);
TO THE BIBLE Colossians 4:2 AMPC
“Be earnest and unwearied and steadfast in your prayer [life], being [both] alert and intent in [your praying] with thanksgiving.”
Did you know that there’re positions of prayer, and that the different positions you assume when you pray are important? For example, lying on your bed to pray is one of the positions of prayer. When you lie on your bed to pray, it’s meditative. You’re likely going to start out praying in tongues, because there’s a lot that can come through your spirit, such as worship; you find that you’re worshipping and praising the Lord upon your bed, like the Bible says, “Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on their beds” (Psalm 149:5).
You can really be stirred on your bed as you pray like that, with the anointing welling up and overwhelming you. Before long, you might soon bounce off the bed and start pacing the floor. Then, there’s kneeling down to pray. When you want to pray on your knees, it’s important that you’re specific and clear as to the things you want to pray about. In Ephesians 3:14, Paul said, “For this reason, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ”; and he clearly enumerated the things he wanted to pray about.
Then there’s the standing position. Jesus said, “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him…” (Mark 11:25), why? It’s because when you stand to pray, it’s often a prayer of faith that proceeds from your mouth; you start making decrees! However, the Master was quick to caution that you don’t harbor unforgivingness against anyone; you must walk in love so your prayer will be effective. He wants your prayer life to be effective.
In studying the Word, you’ll learn more on positions of prayer. God wants us to continue in prayer. As long as there’s one sinner in the world, we must keep praying. As long as the rapture of the Church hasn’t taken place, we’ve got to pray. Prayer is a heavenly ministry; it’s part of our priestly ministry as believers; always take it seriously.
1 Timothy 2:1
Pray for All Men
Therefore I [a]exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,
1 Corinthians 14:14-15
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
Dear Father, I thank you for teaching me to pray without ceasing. I thank you for your divine power that’s made manifest in the areas that concern me today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Luke 18:15-43, 1 Samuel 11-13
Romans 13:1-14, Psalm 120-122
Spend time to pray for your family members, friends, schoolmates, and those in your neighbourhood.