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  • But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 6:6-7 WEB.

    My friend had no idea that the answer to his prayer was waiting for him just inside the church door. I went to seminary with a brother who was praying for a wife. He told me one night that he had poured out his heart to God about his loneliness. He prayed:

    "Lord, I'm lonely. I just want someone to hug me, kiss me, and tell me they love me."

    When he went to church that Sunday morning, the burly hairy pastor met him at the front door, hugged him, kissed him on the cheek, and told him that he loved him. My friend said to me that as this happened, he thought, "I need to be more specific in my prayers."

    The Lord had given him exactly what he had prayed for, but it was not delivered in the package he had envisioned. He learned to adjust his prayers to include a wife, and soon a lovely young woman joined that church. They hit it right off, and today they are married. God answered both of His prayers.

    When you pray, tell the Lord exactly what you mean and be specific. It is a personal relationship that we have with Him. Don't assume that because He already knows about it that it will happen. God knows everything, but everything doesn't happen. You have a part in this, and you actually need to pray the words. That is why it is called praying. James said that we do not have because we do not ask (James 4:2).

    I have often prayed something specific and saw God go even beyond the details in my prayer. Your prayers don't scare Him. For He is not just creative, but the Creator. Yes, He knows our needs before we even ask Him, but I still saw the brother in this story being kissed by the pastor. Be specific in your prayers.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for hearing my prayers, and I will try to be more specific. Please build my faith and teach me what I need to know today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ 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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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

February 17, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor Dion. This is very helpful. Thank you Father for listening to me. Amen

 

February 17, 2021
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Amen! 

February 17, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 17, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Heavenly Father for saving my Son. Thank You for each new day filled with your Grace. Amen

February 17, 2021
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen ,  praying to be detailed in prayer ...

February 17, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

February 17, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

February 17, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for answering my prayers Lord, I love you

February 17, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for answering our prayers.We love you. Amen 

February 17, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God in jesus name amen 

February 17, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Specific prayer is an area the Lord continues to hone in my life. I appreciate your encouragement this morning, Pastor Dion. Lord, please build my faith and teach me what I need to know today.

February 17, 2021
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

February 17, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

February 17, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God you have answered so many of my prayers. Thank you Amen 

February 17, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. Thank you Jesus for the opportunity to be able to even pray, talk with you. Your my Heavenly Father and I love you. Amen 

February 18, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

February 19, 2021