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Family Prayer That Works. It’s Prayer Time

Family Prayer That Works. It’s Prayer Time

Family Prayer Time

Father/Mother: Let us begin with the sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen.
All: Dear Jesus,
we are here to spend a few minutes
with you in prayer.
We want to pray for ourselves,
our friends and neighbours
and for everyone in the world.
We know that you came
to call all of us to know,
love and serve your heavenly Father
so that we would be one big, happy family.

Parent: Jesus, be close to us now
as we pray to the Father in the words you taught us.

All: Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Parent: Jesus, we want to pray
to your Mother too.
We want to remember how the angel told her
she was to be your Mother.
We want to remember how she went to Elizabeth
who praised her for saying to God,
“Be it done to me as you wish.”
That was saying a big “yes” to God.
We want to ask Mary to pray for us
because we know, Jesus,
that if we are close to her,
we will be close to you.

All: Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed are thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Parent: Jesus, as God,
you were in existence before the world was made.
Then you became a human being with Mary
as your mother so that you could tell the world
how you and the Father and the Holy Spirit
together love all of us
and want to share your holy life with us.
all praise to this Most Holy Trinity.

All: Glory be to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen.

7 Steps to Prayer That Bring Results

7 Steps to Prayer That Bring Results

If you’ve been feeling like your prayers aren’t bringing results—there is an answer! The Bible has 7 steps to effective prayer that have a 100 percent success rate, and we share them with you here.

If you’ve been praying, but feel like your prayers aren’t bringing results, there is an answer. Mark 11:24 says, “You can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” The Bible clearly defines the formula for this kind of successful prayer that is 100 percent effective.

You were meant to live a successful, overcoming Christian life. God has magnificent plans for you. He has set aside an inheritance of abundance for you to enjoy. But God’s will is not automatic. You have a part to play.

If you’re ready to experience a 100 percent success rate in prayer, here are the seven steps to prayer that bring results.

Step No. 1: Base Your Prayers on God’s Word
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” –1 John 5:14-15 (NIV)

The key to seeing the kind of results God wants you to achieve through prayer is not just shooting random arrows in the air, hoping something might happen. James wrote, “You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss” (James 4:3, NKJV). If you want to hit the bulls-eye every time you pray, your prayers must be based on the Word of God.

You can go boldly to the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16), by knowing what God’s will is in advance and having it firmly fixed in your heart.

So, the first step to praying prayers that bring results is to locate the promise or promises that fit your situation in the Word of God. Then, like an arrow to a bulls-eye, shoot that prayer with boldness and confidence.

This principle works in any area of prayer. Do you need healing in your body? Don’t pray what the doctor says or what religious tradition has taught you. Pray, “By His stripes I am healed” (see 1 Peter 2:24, KJV). Say, “Thank You, Lord, that You’ve provided healing for my body. Help me to receive it now. I thank You and praise You for it!”

Do you have a financial need? Don’t pray your problem—pray the answer! God has said He will provide for you, so pray, “Thank You, God, that You have said You will supply all my need according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. I call in this promise now, in the Name of Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

When you focus on the answer, it will activate your faith.

Step No. 2: Submerge Your Prayers in Faith
“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” –Matthew 21:22 (NKJV)

Once you begin praying based on God’s Word, the next step in praying effectively is to submerge your prayers in faith. That means you don’t wait for a manifestation to believe you receive—that’s not faith!

This might seem difficult at first, but as you practice applying your faith, it will become a way of life for you. Here are some quick-start tips for adding faith to your prayers.

  1. Believe you receive when you pray.

God’s Word is always true. If He says it’s done—it’s done. So, as you pray, begin to move yourself from believing He can to knowing He will.

  1. Speak It

Start your confession of faith before you see the manifestation of answers to your prayers. Then, hold fast to your confession without wavering. Don’t speak faith one day, then doubt the next. Hold on tightly; don’t let go; and no matter how tempting it might be, speak the Word only about your situation.

  1. Act On It

When the 10 lepers came to Jesus for healing, He told them to show themselves to the priests, and when they went, they were cleansed. They didn’t stand there and wait for Him to do something. They did exactly what He said do. They acted on His word. That is how you apply faith.

The same was true of the woman with the issue of blood. She acted on her faith when she reached out to touch His robe to take her healing. When faith was applied (acted on), results came.

Kenneth Copeland put these steps into practice when he lost his voice while preaching a long series of meetings in Jamaica. Instead of shutting down the meetings, he took these steps to submerge his prayers in faith. First, he found the scriptures that promised him healing. Then, he applied his faith. He said, “Lord, if I were to ask my voice if I’m healed, it would say no. If I were to ask the people here if I’m healed, they’d say no. But I’m not asking my body; I’ve asked Your WORD and I believe I receive it in the Name of Jesus.”

He didn’t see it, he didn’t feel it, but he knew it. He walked right back out to the pulpit and whispered into the microphone, praising God. His voice came back, and he kept right on preaching!

Every single time you act in faith with that kind of dogged determination on the Word of God, you will always wind up the winner.

Step No. 3: Stop Fear in Its Tracks
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.” –2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NKJV)

Satan is a master trickster. But because he doesn’t have any real authority, he has to rely on the same old tactics. Mainly—fear.

Fear is debilitating. It will hinder your belief in God’s Word, it will stop you from receiving, and it will rob you of THE BLESSING. But Satan is wrong 100 percent of the time. Praise the Lord. He always is. He’s never told you the truth yet.

If you want to see results in your prayer life, fear and doubt can no longer be part of your vocabulary. You don’t always need to say everything you think! And you certainly don’t need to say things you don’t mean. Jesus said, “Let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No’” (Matthew 5:37, WEB). Anything outside of that stems from evil. Clean up your vocabulary and begin to talk the Word of God.

Refuse to allow doubt and fear to enter into your consciousness. The Bible says you have the ability to do so (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

You can’t stop the devil from knocking on the door, but you sure don’t have to answer! Like Brother Hagin said, “I can’t keep the birds from flying over my head, but they sure don’t get to nest in my hair.”

Not only Satan, but even people will try to talk you out of your stand of faith—don’t listen! Say, “I refuse to doubt or fear. I am standing on the truth, and the truth makes me free!”

Step No. 4: See Yourself Succeeding

“Then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” –Joshua 1:8 (NKJV)

Part of having faith for prayer that brings results is seeing yourself succeeding and taking possession of what you’re believing for. Does this mean you see in the natural? No. It means you see it with your spiritual eyes. When you can really see it, not just in your mind, but deep down in your spirit, it has become a reality to you—as real as a natural manifestation. That’s the kind of believing prayer that brings results in the natural.

Dr. Bill Winston said it this way: “God told Abraham, ‘As far as you can see, I’ll give you.’ Until you see it, you’re not entitled to it. Without revelation there is no restoration. You’ve got to see it to have it.”

Part of seeing yourself succeeding is avoiding places, people and situations that talk failure. You can’t be around people who always talk about failing. It will eventually rub off on you.

Decide right now to succeed. Quit planning to fail. Don’t plan for a what-if. Plan for success, plan for victory, plan to receive everything you’re believing God for. Stretch your faith as far as it will go. “I can’t” should not be in your vocabulary.

Watch Gloria Copeland and Pastor George Pearsons, as they expand on this teaching about prayers that bring results

Step No. 5: Testify That Your Prayer Is Answered
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” –Revelation 12:11 (NKJV)

This verse tells us we overcome the plots and plans of the enemy two ways: by the blood of Jesus and by the word of our testimony (speaking it out). Everything you need has been provided by the blood of Jesus, and as a born-again believer, those things are rightfully yours.

But, we do have an enemy who is out to steal, kill and destroy our rights. Jesus already did His part in defeating him, and our part is simple—our words. You’ve taken a lot of steps to get to this point in achieving prayer that brings results. Don’t stop now!

When you testify to answered prayer, you achieve two things:

    1. You claim what is rightfully yours. You have the right to have anything the sacrifice of Jesus procured. When you testify to that right, it begins to take place in your life.
    2. Your testimony of faith will encourage others and help build their faith. That’s why Jesus told the man who had been demon-possessed to go home and tell his family everything the Lord had done for him (Mark 5:18-20).

Your testimony is a powerful tool in your prayer life.

Find out How to Meditate on the Word of God here.

Step No. 6: Get Involved Helping Someone Else
“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” –Galatians 5:6 (NIV)

So far, we’ve learned that prayer that brings results is fueled by faith. And now, we see that faith works by love. In other words, if we want our faith to be at a level that will bring results in our prayer life, we’ve got to express that faith through love to others.
Our faith is strengthened as we reach out to others. So, if you’re standing and believing for something in prayer, get involved helping someone else. Tell someone else what Jesus has done for you. When you do, all your problems will seem to fold up and roll away.

True prosperity is the ability to use the power of God to meet the needs of mankind in every realm of life—spirit, soul, body, financially and socially.

Step No. 7: Get on the Giving End

“Give, and it will be given to you.” –Luke 6:38 (NIV)

If you want to be on the receiving end of prayer that brings results, start by getting in on the giving end.
What does that mean?

If you need healing, pray for someone else to be healed (James 5:16). The way you measure out is how it will be measured back. The Word says God is Love. If you need your children to be more involved with God, go witness about salvation to someone else’s child. If you need more time, give what little you do have and ask God to redeem it for you—He’ll give it back in abundance. Walk in the light you have, and God will give you more.

Jesus said, “give and it will be given to you again.”
God is looking for someone He can use to become a channel of His blessings. The more He gives, the more you give. You can become a rich blessing of giving, not just receiving. If you’ll take the receiving end off your mind, and focus on giving, you’ll be in position for answered prayer.

In conclusion, when you determine to take these seven steps, your prayers will bring results every time. All you have to do is develop the kind of believing faith that receives all that Jesus did for you on the cross. You don’t have to struggle in your prayer closet anymore. Go boldly to the throne of grace!

Great Catholic Prayers

Great Catholic Prayers

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Catholic Prayers you should know

Basic Roman Catholic prayers

Traditional, written prayers will form the backbone of your prayer life.

These basic Catholic prayers are the five most fundamental ones:

  • The sign of the cross
  • The Our Father
  • The Hail Mary
  • The Glory Be
  • The Apostles Creed

Catholic prayers throughout the day

Be sure to see the article daily Catholic prayer for good daily prayers, and suggestions on using these prayers. Make these prayers the foundation of a strong prayer life!

  • Morning Prayer
  • Grace before meals
  • Prayer Before a Day’s Work
  • Prayer to Keep the Presence of God
  • The Angelus
  • Daily Examination at Night
  • Act of Contrition

Catholic prayers about Mary 
(Marian prayers)

The article prayers to Virgin Mary contains these wonderful prayers about or to the Blessed Mother:

  • The Hail Mary
  • The Angelus
  • Hail Holy Queen
  • The Magnificat
  • The Memorare
  • Loving Mother of the Redeemer
  • Miraculous Medal Prayer

And of course, no section on prayers & Mary would be complete without mentioning the Holy Rosary! There’s a whole article just about how to pray the Rosary. The Rosary is one of the most outstanding Catholic prayers; check it out!

How to pray

A prayer life is essential to the Christian life — it is “a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God.” (Catechism, 2558)

Christ promises to give you “living water” if you simply come to him and ask (John 4:10). Sounds good!

But how?

  • You do not need a lot of time
  • It’s simple to begin
  • You can start right now

The keys to a solid life of prayer are very simple things.

  • The How to pray section has detailed guidance in plain language.
  • Daily Catholic prayer provides a brief set of habits that are essential to successful prayer.
  • Live in the presence of God with this set of easy habits for home & work.
  • Christian meditation, or mental prayer, will be the backbone of a lifetime of fruitful prayer.

So dig in and start your new prayer life today!


What are the 5 types of Catholic prayers?

What are the 5 types of Catholic prayers?

“Prayer is a form of communication, a way of talking to God or to the saints. Not all prayers are the same, however.”

Here are brief descriptions of the five major types of prayer. Catholics say many of the same prayers other religions do, with some variations. The key Catholic prayers are either part of the Mass, during which many prayers are sung, or part of praying the rosary.

Traditionally, Catholic prayers fall into four types:

  • Adoration:Praising God
  • Contrition:Asking for God’s forgiveness
  • Petition:Asking God for a favor
  • Thanksgiving:Showing God gratitude

 

Adoration
In prayers of adoration or worship, we praise the greatness of God, and we acknowledge our dependence on him in all things. The Mass and the other liturgies of the Church are full of prayers of this sort, such as the Gloria (or Glory to God). Among private prayers, the Act of Faith is a prayer of adoration.

Expiation
In a prayer of expiation or contrition, we acknowledge our sinfulness and ask God for His forgiveness and mercy. The Confiteor or Penitential Rite at the beginning of Mass, and the Agnus Dei (or Lamb of God) before Communion, are prayers of expiation, as is the Act of Contrition.

Love
Prayers of love or charity are just that ”expressions of our love for God, the source and object of all love. The Act of Charity is perhaps the best example of a prayer of love.

 

“Catholics begin and end every prayer and sacrament with the sign of the cross. It’s one of the trademarks of Catholicism”

 

 Petition
Prayers of petition are the type of prayer with which we are most familiar. In them, we ask God for things we need ”primarily spiritual needs, but physical ones as well. Our prayers of petition should always include a statement of our willingness to accept God’s Will, whether He directly answers our prayer or not. The Our Father is a good example of a prayer of petition, and the line “Thy will be done” shows that, in the end, we acknowledge that God’s plans for us are more important than what we desire.

 

Thanksgiving
Perhaps the most neglected type of prayer is prayer of thanksgiving. While Grace Before Meals is a good example of a prayer of thanksgiving, we should get into the habit of thanking God throughout the day for the good things that happen to us and to others.