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Thursday, May 4, 2017

#111 How to Carry a Prayer Burden

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: 1. Give as immediate attention as possible to the burden. Sudden prayer burdens are God's SOS call for your help.

   If at all possible, interrupt what you are doing and pray at once for the need God places upon you. (Google image, Praying someone else's prayers)

   2. Concentrate primarily on this one burden. If possible, get alone where you will not be interrupted in your intercession. If the prayer burden continue through mealtime, add fasting to your prayer.

   If you are praying for a period of hours, have pen and paper with you to write down any steps to which God guides you to help answer your prayer or to recruit the intercession of others.

   Also write down any thoughts that come to your mind that you do not want to lose or duties connected with your normal life that you do not want to forget.

   Prolonged prayer times often release our mind to very creative thought, but we do not want to be diverted from the prayer burden God is giving us. Because you free your mind from other things, you may recollect important items. Jot them down so you can immediately get back to your primary intercession.

   3. Hold on in prayer until God lifts the burden. If you cannot give sufficient time to prayer at the time, pray as much as you can and then resume your prayer concerning it as soon as you can free yourself for concentrated intercession.

   If it is a prayer burden that God has been increasingly placing upon you for a period of time, seize every opportunity to pray additionally for this burden—whether for a matter of minutes or, if possible, a period of hours.

   If the burden continues for a period of days or longer, there will be intervening periods of hours or days when God will let you rest from your burden and carry out your other duties.

   But then again at prayer times, free moments, or when you set apart specific time for this purpose, He will restore the burden to you and let you take advance prayer steps or amass additional prayer in His presence until God gives the breakthrough and the prayer is answered.

   4. In prolonged prayer burden, God may lead you to enlist the prayer of others. Not all prayer burdens are of a nature that should be shared. Trust God to guide you in this matter. 

   In the case of prayer burdens of a more general nature, such as revival in the church, healing of a nonconfidential illness, deliverance of someone from demon power, drugs, or similar entrenched need, it may please God for you to mobilize the prayers of spiritually perceptive intercessors that you know can stand heart and soul with you in this intercession.

   Many Christians may not be spiritually prepared for serious intercession and prayer battles. They may be marked more by lack of faith than by faith. Let God guide you in how widely you share the need.
                                       ~ ~ ~ ~

Used by permission of the author and Duewel Literature Trust, Inc., Greenwood, Indiana, (with Jean's impressions added)

Mighty Prevailing Prayer
#111 How to Carry a Prayer Burden

by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

(pp. 203 -204) Zondervan

Does prayer really work?


    Father, when You put a prayer burden on us, may we interrupt what we are doing and pray at once about it, if at all possible.
   Help us know when we should mobilize the prayers of others who are spiritually perceptive intercessors who can stand with us in our concerns.
   May we look to You for guidance as to how widely we share, as some matters are of a private nature, and may not be what should be shared.
   We ask for help in answering Your prayer burden, Father, and look to the Holy Spirit's enablement in following His directions.          

   For Your glory, and in the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Today's Bible verses-

(2 Corinthians 5:21) 
"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."

(Luke 12:12 KJV) "The Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say."

(Ps. 2:3 KJV) "But thou, O LORD, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of mine head."

Today's quote-

~ The Pocket New Testament League: "Yet, today God has His arms outstretched to a lost world. It doesn't matter who we are or what we've done. The worst sinner in the world can come to Him, receive forgiveness, and be reconciled to Him. Regardless of our failures, rebelliousness and transgressions -- God is not angry, He doesn't hate us, and He isn't waiting for an opportunity to punish. In fact, He loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for us. Jesus did not come to charge more debt to humanity, but rather to pay off our obligations. Jesus Christ is God's plan for reconciliation, and it is in Him that we become the righteousness of God. He is also how we regain our capacity for God."

~ O. Hallesby: "Let us then make use of prayer! Put in your applications for help to Him who ruleth on High whenever you or your dear ones are in need of anything—or someone else that you meet during the day. Do not delay, send them off at once. And write on all of them, 'Grant them only if they will glorify Thy name!'
   The things you will now see will surprise you!" (From his book, PRAYER, p.172)

Very important message!

My thoughts about North Korea  By Dutch Sheets

Today's question-

   Are you aware that you can avoid stumbling blocks by learning to pay attention to where you go, and not go, and what you listen to? 

   Our need is to keep our hearts and minds on the Encourager, the Holy Spirit, as He is well able to help us in our daily walk.  He'll be Faithful to help us avoid the blocks that cause us to stumble in our faith, and to maintain right attitudes.

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Upcoming posts-

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6th- Saturday's post by Sarah Rollandini
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I plan to leave Sunday, the 7th. for two weeks, for my 
annual downstate trip, visiting family and friends. 
I plan to continue the Faith Messages on this blog 
the 23rd of May:
23rd- #113 Wrestling for Prayer Answers
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

25th- #114 Wrestling Prayer is Spiritual Labor
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

27th- Something's Wrong
Jolene Philo

30th- #115 Why Do We Wrestle?
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

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Sample verses from p. 103- 

I Found God's Way
Was Not My Way

"In God's Word it is plainly said
My spirit should be meek.
My husband is to be my head,
His leadership to seek.

I aimed to try with all my might
So God could lead my man.
God wants me to do what's right
 And with His help I can." 

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