I am sure many Christians - at least those living in these last days – have asked themselves: “Why is prayer so important? If believers do not pray, God’s desires will not be carried out in this earth. The truth of the matter is, it is necessary for God’s children to pray. We are to ask for our daily bread (Matthew 6:11). We see a very clear example of this in the experience of Elijah. However, we are always free to refuse to yield to His call to prayer. The truth of the matter is, it is necessary for God’s children to pray. The day will come when the final prayer surge filling the bowls to over flowing will bring about the great out pouring of the latter rain of the Spirit. The Come Holy Spirit prayer is among the common catholic prayers. Amen. It may be falling on hearts all around us, but we shall not discern or receive it.--TM 507 (1897). When God desires to do something He moves upon the heart of His children to pray for it. The second Adam, Christ, won it back and brought deliverance to Satan’s captives (Romans 5). Let Your power fall on us and change our hearts. Manuscript Release, Vol. This holy ghost fire prayer points will be releasing angels into the camp of your enemies to destroy all their works against your life and destiny in Jesus name. Of this necessity Ellen White wrote the following. Not one of those prayers of the past or present generation will be lost. When God desires to do something He moves upon the heart of His children to pray for it. Romans 8:26-27 puts it like this. Elijah knew if he stopped praying for God to fulfill His promise to send rain the rain would not come. “But near the close of the earth's harvest, a special bestowal of spiritual grace is promised to prepare the church for the coming of the Son of man. A Prayer to the Holy Spirit “This is the mystery of Pentecost: The Holy Spirit illuminates the human spirit and, by revealing Christ Crucified and Risen, indicates the way to become more like him, that is, to be ‘the image and instrument of the love which flows from Christ. David was inspired to write that God crowned man with “glory and honor” (Psalm 8:5). . Develops fruit in us. Again Elijah knew it was necessary for him to pray for the rain if rain were to come even though it was God’s will to send the rain. All are accumulating in the "golden bowls" before the throne of God. Ellen White points out the necessity of Elijah’s persistent prayer when she states: “Had he given up in discouragement at the sixth time, his prayer would not have been answered, but he persevered til the answer came.” SDA Bible Commentary, Vol. (Luke 11:11-13). When God created man He created him in many ways like Himself. Prayer is as essential to our Christian life and the work of God on earth as breathing is to everyday living. Some reason that prayer is primarily for our benefit, but God is still going to do what He wants whether we pray or not. Satan wants to confuse the believer concerning prayer. He was to “keep” the earth (Genesis 2:15). Prayer is necessary because from the beginning God intended to work through humans, not independent of them, in carrying out His will on earth. If we ask you for the Holy Spirit, with confidence, we can anticipate that you will give us even more of the One with whom you have sealed us; through whom you indwell us; and by whom you are making us like Jesus. Ask the Holy Spirit today to reveal Himself to you for a peace that goes beyond comprehension, a love that pours upon us like gentle rain, and a path for us to bless the kingdom. Promise to offer thanksgiving by sharing it and expressing it on granting of your favour. Prayer is as essential to our Christian life and the work of God on earth as breathing is to everyday living. The other is called the Holy Place and the 3rd area is called the Outer Court. Persistent prayer is often required in releasing God’s power in this earth. If one refuses to pray for himself, he will be very weak spiritually and ultimately cease to be a Christian. What happened on earth depended on Adam. When God created Adam He created man in His own “likeness” and “image”, (Genesis 1:26-27). Let’s look at the creation of mankind to find the answer. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. ‘He will cause to come down… the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain.’ (Joel 2:23). However, it is necessary for man to pray for them because prayer releases God’s power to carry out His will in this earth. The truth is; if we are not spiritually prepared by daily receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit we will receive no benefit from the latter rain when it falls. Come Holy Spirit. Heavenly Father, how I thank You for my salvation, which You have given to me as a free gift of grace by faith in the Lord Jesus. At the creation of this world God established the principle that humans were to forever be His means of exercising His authority and activity in this earth. God did something else when He created man. So we ask you, Father, give us the Spirit in abundance. Thank You also, that Your Holy Spirit has made me alive in Him and placed me into the family of God and the body of Christ. “But near the close of the earth's harvest, a special bestowal of spiritual grace is promised to prepare the church for the coming of the Son of man. Praying in the Spirit is the biblical teaching of prayer with both emotion and intellect with complete dependence upon the Spirit of God to help pray … Jesus never disputed Satan’s claim to have authority and dominion over this earth. It requires prayer to bring life to ourselves and to those who are spiritually “dead.” Prayer is required to sustain spiritual life and advance God’s kingdom. Many question: If God is sovereign and able to carry out His will, why do we need to pray for Him to do what He already wants and plans to do anyway? Prayer is necessary for the latter rain of the Spirit to be poured out. Even though Satan gained dominion over this earth through Adam’s fall God did not change his decision to work through humans to carry out His will on this earth. Satan well knew what he had gained when Adam yielded to his temptations to disobey God. In this article we will see why this is true. Of this necessity Ellen White wrote the following. In the Old Testament you will notice that they have the 3 realms. As Brother Copeland was praying about the current situation concerning the coronavirus last week, the Holy Spirit instructed him to tell the Body of Christ to pray for heat like you would pray for rain. Each prayer has been accumulating, ready to overflow and pour forth a healing flood of heavenly influence and accumulating light all over the world." Manuscript Release, Vol. This outpouring of the Spirit is likened to the falling of the latter rain; and it is for this added power that Christians are to send their petitions to the Lord of the harvest ‘in the time of the latter rain.’  In response, ‘the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain’ (Zech. There are very few prayers to God as the Holy Spirit. OR Oh Holy Spirit, You are the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. An appeal to heaven by the humblest saint is more to be dreaded by Satan than the decrees of cabinets or the mandates of kings.” In Heavenly Places, p.82. After the 3rd day, your sincere wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. At the creation of this world God established the principle that humans were to forever be His means of exercising His authority and activity in this earth. He gave man “dominion” on earth (Genesis 1:26-27). 1. Isn’t God going to do what He wants to do whether I pray or not?”. You are not to sit still and do nothing in the work of God.- … 6:3). The idea is popular that it is a “privilege” to pray, but not really a necessity for God to carry out His will on earth. Satan wants to confuse the believer concerning prayer. The first Adam gave man’s authority over this earth away. The Hebrew word translated “likeness” is “damah”, which means “similar to.”   The Hebrew word translated “image” is “tselem” and means a “resemblance” or “representational image.”  The word is used when referring to an idol, which represents a god. Adam’s authority and ruler-ship on earth was so complete that Adam was in a position to give this authority away to another. In this rain of the Holy Spirit is everything you need, all the love you need, all the nine fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance (Galatians 5:22,23). This is unitedprayer, and the goal is to allow as many to pray as possible. In order for the drought to happen it was necessary for Elijah to pray that it occur (James 5:17). Prayer to the Holy Spirit (A traditional Catholic prayer) Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. "And I saw the seven angles which stood before the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. Remember, it is God’s plan to work through man, not work independent of him. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. 2, p.1034. In answer to those prayers God will pour out His Spirit (of fire) in latter rain power. The truth is; if we are not spiritually prepared by daily receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit we will receive no benefit from the latter rain when it falls. “There is a mighty power in prayer. The day will come when the final prayer surge filling the bowls to over flowing will bring about the great out pouring of the latter rain of the Spirit. He was to be the earth’s watchman or guardian. Whatever hinders […] I find it amazing that prayer, which seems so powerless and insignificant to the natural man, is so necessary and powerful for the spiritual man. However, we are always free to refuse to yield to His call to prayer. The first two are here and here. Holy Spirit Prayer. These 3 basic Many question: If God is sovereign and able to carry out His will, why do we need to pray for Him to do what He already wants and plans to do anyway? God told Elijah there would be a drought for three and one half years. Since prayer has always played a vital role in enabling God to carry out His will on earth it should be no surprise that prayer is also necessary for the latter rain of the Spirit to be poured out on this earth. “But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,” . (emphasis added), The prayers of God’s people remain before God and will be answered according to His divine providence. The short answer, I believe, is that there is nothing wrong with offering a prayer to the Holy Spirit, since God the Spirit is, of course, fully God, just as is God the Father and God the Son.However, most prayers in the New Testament and in the church of the second and third centuries were to … This brings us to the main focus of this article on why prayer is essential for the Christian’s spiritual growth, for the advancement of God’s kingdom on earth and for the latter rain of the Spirit to be poured out. Since prayer has always played a vital role in enabling God to carry out His will on earth it should be no surprise that prayer is also necessary for the latter rain of the Spirit to be poured out on this earth. by Paul Tautges / The last of three posts on the role of the Trinity in prayer. Of the prayers that have been ascending for the fulfillment of the promise – the descent of the Holy Spirit – not one has been lost. The second Adam, Christ, won it back and brought deliverance to Satan’s captives (Romans 5). Zechariah 10:1 is a call to pray for the latter rain of the Holy Spirit. 4. That is why Satan is more afraid of the praying Christian than the active, working Christian. The Hebrew word translated “keep” is “shamar”, which means to “guard against intruders”, “to preserve and keep safe.”  Adam was to be God’s authoritative representative on earth. Miraculous Prayer to the Holy Spirit "Filled unto the goodness of God" Ephesians 3:19), is Paul's prayer for us, that in the possession of the Holy Spirit we may understand and realize that the One who comes is God himself indwelling us. Adam was to be the ruler of this world as God’s representative. When God created Adam He created man in His own “likeness” and “image”, (Genesis 1:26-27). We are to pray “laborers be sent into the harvest field” (Matthew 9:38). That is why Satan will do all in his power to keep you from becoming a Spirit filled, Spirit directed prayer intercessor for God. Each prayer has been accumulating, ready to overflow and pour forth a healing flood of heavenly influence and accumulating light all over the world." He wants to keep us from understanding the vital role prayer plays in the work of God in this earth and in saving the lost. Looking again at the original Hebrew words translated “glory” and “honor” we find that man was given “majesty” similar to a king’s reigning authority. We Pray for the Latter Rain, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit! Therefore, as we continue to pray for the latter rain I encourage all to daily seek the Lord that our hearts and lives may be fully surrendered to God. Why is prayer so important and necessary in the Christian’s life and God’s work? Father, thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to me in Jesus name. Praying in the Spirit means that the Spirit empowers the prayer and carries it to the Father in the name of Jesus. Joshua in this special time of prayer for viewers all over the world! We know the sad story of Adam’s fall as recorded in Genesis chapter three. God today is calling for His end time people to join with the saints of past generations in praying for latter rain power for the finishing of God's work. Praying for Rain.indd 5 2/24/14 5:05 PM When tempting Christ in the wilderness, Satan showed Him all the “kingdoms of the world” and stated: “All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it” (Luke 4:6). All these things are God’s will. … Persistent prayer is often required in releasing God’s power in this earth. If we ask you for an egg, you won’t give us a scorpion. It requires prayer to bring life to ourselves and to those who are spiritually “dead.” Prayer is required to sustain spiritual life and advance God’s kingdom. And because part of the work of prayer is to change us and to bring us into line with the will of God for our lives, prayer is the beginning of the softening of our ground to receive the rain. The idea is to spread the wonder of the Holy Spirit. Prayer is necessary for the latter rain of the Spirit to be poured out. God's people have been praying for the latter rain for many centuries. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. “There is a mighty power in prayer. Why else would Jesus tell us to pray that God’s will be “done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit ( Galatians 5:22-23 , 25). The first two lines are the verses sung with the Alleluia before the Gospel on Pentecost. "And I saw the seven angles which stood before the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 10:1). If believers neglect to pray for the lost, their efforts to win them to Jesus Christ will be of no avail. When God created man He created him in many ways like Himself. The psalmist further describes the position God gave man at creation. Allow the rain of the Holy Spirit to flood your spirit, soul and body as you join Prophet T.B. I am sure many Christians - at least those living in these last days – have asked themselves: “Why is prayer so important? Ellen White understood this when she wrote: "The revenue of the glory has been accumulating for the closing work of the third angels message. . God did something else when He created man. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in us the fire of your love. Hence, we see that at creation the earth was put under Adam’s authority. We are told that Elijah had to pray seven times before the rain came. Our great adversary is constantly seeking to keep the troubled soul away from God. 21:155. John depicts this great event in chapter eight of Revelation. (a short prayer to the Holy Spirit from www.lords-prayer-words.com) St Augustine's prayer to the Holy Spirit. If one refuses to pray for himself, he will be very weak spiritually and ultimately cease to be a Christian. We are to ask for “God’s will be done on earth” (Matt 6:10). For a further study on the necessity of prayer, and the importance of understanding and experiencing the baptism of the Holy Spirit I recommend my books, Spirit Baptism & Prayer and The Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Adam gave the authority of this earth over to God’s archenemy, Satan. 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