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Increasing Your Power in Prayer

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to pack more of a punch in their prayers than others? What makes their prayers more powerful?

James 5:16 says this in the AMPC Version of the Bible:  "Confess to one another, therefore, your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]." 

One of the first things the Bible instructs us to do is to confess our sins and shortcomings to one another and to pray for one another. Confession is to adopt a position of humility, which pulls God into our midst. He resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble. (see James 4:6). Confession also helps to unburden our conscience and relieve us of any guilt or secret shame. The very nature of confession is an act of humility that acknowledges our nee…

Hello...Will You Be My Prayer Partner?

In order to be effective in prayer, it's important to use wisdom when selecting a prayer partner. It might not be your best friend and for obvious reasons. While you may love your friends because they are fun to hang around or socialize with, not everyone will be loyal to you. Use wisdom in choosing a prayer partner. Pick someone that has integrity. 

Those that are gossips, competitive or exhibit behaviors of disloyalty are best to avoid.  Those that use cutting criticism in the form of sarcasm or other forms of negative humor at the expense of others are toxic, and competitive or insecure individuals, or people that are unhappy in their own life may not be good choices as a friend or prayer partner.   
Choosing a prayer partner should be someone that has a solid walk with God, and someone you consider trustworthy. They should have genuine faith and exhibit good fruit in their character. You need to know who will truly be happy for you when your prayers are answered, vs. those that …

The Power of Praying Together

The purpose of PRAY TOGETHER 2018 is to help people discover the power of two or more in agreement. 

Praying together in one accord multiplies power and effectiveness. (Deut. 32:30; Lev. 26:8)Praying with even one other person causes us to have 10 times the power than if we prayed alone. Two can put 10,000 demons to flight. Multiplied power causes the enemy to flee. (Deut. 32:30)Prayers of agreement form a partnership with God that gets results. (Matt. 18:19-20)Prayers of agreement place a demand on the covenant relationship we have with God, pulling answered prayer out of the invisible realm. (Matt. 18:19,20)Prayers of agreement increase unity and cause the anointing to flow. (Ps. 133:1-2)People in one accord invite an atmosphere of unity that blesses the Father's heart - it's where the Lord commands a blessing. (Ps. 133:3)Two are better than one because there is a good reward for their labor; two can prevail in spiritual warfare and a threefold cord is not easily broken. The …