Author’s Corner Interview August 8 @ 10:30 A.M.

August 8, 2017 @ 10:30 a.m. CST
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Prayerless Praying

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Prayerless Praying

Why do we not pray? The short is we are too busy. And he who is too busy to pray will be too busy to live a holy life. More than anything else, Satan wants us to let the grass grow on the path to our prayer chamber. A vacant chamber of prayer means that a believer has gone out of business religiously, or, what is worse, has made a change and is carrying out religion in some other name than God’s and to somebody else’s glory. In the business of religion, God’s glory is only secured when we practice that religion with a large capital of prayer.

There is no defense against the desolating floods of worldliness and business and cares, except prayer.

E.M. Bounds

Who is E.M. Bounds
Consider the life of E.M. Bounds: The last seventeen years of his life he rose at 4:00 a.m. to pray daily for the cares of the world that were on his heart. He was a renowned lawyer at age 24, who then was called by the Lord. He volunteered as a chaplain in the Civil War and was held as a prisoner of war twice, one time for 1-½ years. He died in 1913 relatively unknown.

Since the apostles, no man besides E.M. Bounds has left such a rich heritance of research and teaching into the life of prayer. Prayer was as natural to him as breathing. He made prayer first and foremost in his life because he knew it as the strongest link between man and God. IN THE TIME OF E.M. BOUNDS HUMAN, WEAKNESS, THROUGH PRAYER, COULD ACCESS THE POWER OF THE OVERCOMING SON OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST. THE SAME IS TRUE TO THIS DAY!

We Are That Widow


Day 5 of a week with Francis Frangipane on Prayer

Provoking thoughts on prayer

When it is all said and done, is it possible that this widow in Luke 18 may not have been a singular person but a corporate church—a “widow church”—united in Christ in a singular, desperate prayer for protection from her adversary?

It is our turn to pray. We are the widow who cannot give herself a reason for failure; God will answer our day-and-night cry. Let us position ourselves at His throne. Certainly, He will grant us legal protection in or cities.

Heavenly Father, forgive us for our lack of prayer and for giving ourselves excuses to fail. Lord, we thank You for making us desperate. Help us now to prevail, to attain the “legal protection” You have provided us against the adversary. In Jesus name.

Francis Frangipane

A Week with Francis Frangipane on Prayer Day 1

Group prayer

A Week with Francis Frangipane
on Prayer

Becoming a House of Prayer

Approximately two thousand years ago, a decree was issued from the judgment seat of God. It provided “legal” protection for the church against the devil. Indeed, when Jesus died for our sins, the “ruler of this world” was judged (John 16:11). Our debts were nailed to Christ’s cross and canceled; principalities and powers were disarmed. Because of Jesus, we have a legal right not only to be protected from our enemy but to triumph over him(in prayer) (Col. 2:13-15).

The sacrifice of Christ was so complete and the judicial decision
from God against Satan so decisive that divine protection, enough
to cover even the entire church in a city, has been granted.
(See Revelation 3:10.) Christ’s death is the lawful platform upon
which the church rises to do spiritual warfare; His Word is the eternal sword we raise against wickedness. Having said that, we must also acknowledge that the church has only rarely walked in such victory since the first century. Why? The answer is this: To attain the protection of Christ, the church must embrace the intercession of Christ. We must become a house of prayer.

Francis Frangipane

Who is Francis Frangipane?
Francis Frangipane is a Christian evangelical minister and author. He is the founding pastor of River of Life Ministries in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. In 2002, he also launched an international, online school called In Christ’s Image Training (ICIT). This training lays a foundation of truth based on four principal themes: Christlikeness, humility, prayer and unity. ICIT has students in over one hundred fifteen nations and territories and in all 50 U.S states. Additionally, over the past decades, Frangipane has served on a number of other ministry boards. In his more simplified life now, Frangipane is devoting himself to prayer and the ministry of God’s word.
Francis Frangipane has an active partnership with the Mission America Coalition, consisting of leaders from 81 denominations and over 400 ministries and networks. He is also a welcomed teacher in various Charismatic and Evangelical church settings, in both the black and white communities. He is a prolific author and writer. His books, The Place of Immunity, The Divine Antidote, and The Power of Covenant Prayer, are classics in spiritual writings.

What do You Want?

What do you want

What do You Really want?

Jesus wants to hear from our own lips not just a general petition for mercy, but the distinct expression of what is our desire. Until we speak it out, He will not answer. Such definite prayer teaches us to know our own needs better. It demands time, and thought, and self-scrutiny to find out what really is out greatest need.

As long as in prayer we just pour out heart in a multitude of petitions, without taking time to see whether every petition is sent with the purpose and expectation of getting an answer, not many will reach the mark. But if, as in silence of soul we bow befoe the Lord, we were to ask such questions s these: What is now really my desire? Do I desire it in faith, expective to receive?

“And Jesus Answered him, and said, What do you want me to do for you?” Mark 10:51
Andrew Murray

Repentance from Dead Works


Repentance From Dead Works

Prayer is a bold encounter with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. It is not a doctrine or a system of ideas. It is neither an intellectual pursuit nor an optional hobby. Prayer is encountering Jesus. It is drawing closer to Him each day, to know Him better and love Him more, to become like Him in holiness and power and glory.
In His presence there is joy, shelter, light, life, deliverance, victory, worship, glory, boldness, cleansing, holiness, rest, and everything else you need. Don’t start with His presence and continue in the flesh.
Looking directly into the holy, righteous, pure fact of Jesus, you will experience the fullness of His presence that produces repentance. Confession, repentance, and obedience are the secrets of walking in continuous daily personal revival. Why is there so little repentance? It is a costly work to self, pride, and the flesh and therefore unpopular and will never attract a crowd.
Sylvia Gunter, Prayer Portions

What is the Greatest Talent a Man or Woman May Possess?


Provoking Thoughts on Prayer

The greatest and best talent that God gives to any man or woman in this world is the talent of prayer. And the best payment of interest that any man or woman brings back to God when He comes to reckon with them at the end of this world, is a life of prayer. And those servants best put their money “to the exchangers” (Matt. 25:27) who rise early and sit late, as long as they are in this world, ever finding out and every following after greater and better methods of prayer and every forming more secret, more steadfast, and more spiritually fruitful habits of prayer, until they literally “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17); and until they continually strike out into new enterprises in prayer, and achievements, and new enrichments.

None can believe ow powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience.

E. M. Bounds