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I Have Made You Worthy

  • Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through Me.' John 14:6 WEB

    When people around me started praying for someone, I used to shy away or stand quietly by. If they really had their eyes closed and were praying the way they should have, they should not have noticed me anyway. I always thought 'If they really knew me, they would not have asked for prayer.'

    I never felt good enough to pray for others. When I was asked to pray, it seemed that everything that I had ever done wrong in my life would come to remembrance at that exact moment. It was a real faith killer.

    One day while I was contemplating this and still not feeling good enough to pray for others, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said: 'You will never be good enough to pray on your own, but I have made you worthy.' It is through Jesus that we are made worthy to come into the Lord's presence at all. We know these things and we hear them, but many times it is only in our head, and not in our heart. Jesus is the One who makes us worthy, not ourselves.

    We come to the Father through His Son Jesus only. If we walked into His presence without being washed in the blood of Jesus, we would disintegrate on the spot. We are not the way to the Father, Jesus is. When you feel you are not good enough to pray, you are right in a sense, but God has made you worthy through His Son Jesus. Your past no longer matters. Paul was a former Christian hunter, but later his prayers raised the dead to life (Acts 20:9).

    When you say that you are not good enough to pray, you are placing yourself in the place of Jesus and thinking that you will talk to God using your own righteousness, which in my case, would not get me very far. Without Jesus, we are nothing and all of our righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). With Him, we are as white as snow (Isaiah 1:18) and can pray boldly (Hebrews 4:16). Jesus is the way to the Father, not us. Your forgiven past has nothing to do with your power in prayer today.

    When given the opportunity, pray for others boldly. Speak out in faith, thanking God for what He is going to do in their life. Lift them up, encourage them, and speak blessings over their life. We are His hands and feet on this earth, and He will use us to reach those around us. No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for letting me pray for others. I ask that You give my spirit boldness and help me stand strong for You when the opportunity comes. Speak to me and through me Lord and give me the words to encourage others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia Thanks dear God to open for us the precious door in Jesus to come to Your Throne, to Your Presence, to pour ourselves unto You, to praise and exalt You, to speak to You, to express You our worries, our needs, our pains, our failures, petitions, and interced for others in need to see Your help. Thanks for the price You paid for our transgressions, to give us eternal life and a good future with You here on earth. Thanks for see us worthy and make us Your sons and daughthers. You are so great, there is no one like YOU. Praise You Lord.
Jan 31
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Jan 31
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Praise the LORD. Amen

Jan 31
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Jan 31
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Jan 31
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

Jan 31
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Let my prayers for others be heard. In the name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Amen

Jan 31
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jan 31
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!

Jan 31
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God 

Jan 31
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I come to Your presence with faith to do my prayers for others, that Your Holy Spirit fill me with the words to say to You for those in need for Your loving care and support, in the name of Your Son Jesus I pray  Amen. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for this awesome message, God bless you both. 

Jan 31
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!  Jesus is the ONLY WAY to Father Yahweh God! If only all people in the world would accept this ultimate truth.....

Jan 31
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for the encouraging reminder that Jesus is Worthy! I ask that You give my spirit boldness and help me stand strong for You when the opportunity comes today. PTL!

Jan 31
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen!!

Jan 31
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 31
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen !!!  Dear Lord, please help me to worship You wholeheartedly, be a witness for You wholeheartedly in word and in action, so that others may see You and only You!!! Please forgive me of my pride that creeps in often and unexpectedly, in the holy name of Jesus, Amen!!!

Jan 31
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 31
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Strengthen me. Amen

Jan 31
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

I too always feel unworthy to pray for others. At home by myself I am fine praying and pouring out my heart to my Father in Heaven who loves me and I know listens to me. It is only in public that I totally feel unworthy to pray especially outloud. I have always been very self conscience and always felt inferior to others. I know that God loves me as The Holy Spirit spoke to me and told me how much He loves me. I now feel so loved by my heavenly Father because the words He told me spoke directly to my heart. I still feel inferior in groups when praying outloud as too many times my mind is on what I will say or how I will sound. I need to just pour out my heart to God in behalf of the people I am praying for and forget what others might think or what I think they might think towards me. I know God will listen to my prayers so I really dont know why it is so difficult for me. I know I am not worthy even to pray before my Father on my own but the blood of Jesus covers all my sin and shame so that I can come before God to pour out my heart and make requests for healing and blessings on others, my own family and my self.

Feb 1
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Feb 19