Intimate Encounters of Prayer – Gearl Spicer

Do you remember your mom praying? What do you recall about your most intimate encounters with God? Did you know that intimate prayer changes our direction? It can move us from anxiety to peace, from issues to identity, from pain to purpose and from selfishness to glory. All this happens because of the power or prayer in our lives.

Let’s look at 3 key verses about prayer. “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14

“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear much fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask in My name He may give it to you.” John 15:16

“In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.” John 16:23-24

John 14:13-14 shows us that prayer demands focus. That focus eliminates distractions and helps us see Jesus beyond all.

We see in John 15:16 that prayer directs us to fruitfulness. Fruitful living is a motivator for our daily lives and allows us to affirm our purpose.

Finally, in John 16:23-24 we understand that prayer delivers a joy beyond every circumstance. Asking is affirmation of our true relationship. Receiving allows us to encounter His joy.

Remember these principals related to prayer. Prayer extinguishes fear. Prayer elevates hope. Prayer empowers effectiveness.

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