Summary: This is an encouragement to pray more and use our power and authority in praying, and exercise our faith in praying.
How is your prayer life?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
This is an encouragement to pray more and use our power and authority in praying, and exercise our faith in praying.
Proverbs 15:29b (Amplified Bible)
15:29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the [consistently] righteous (the upright, in right standing with Him).
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have given us a tongue lead and guided by the HOLY SPIRIT that have power and authority over circumstances and we use our tongue to pray in tongues or with the understanding.
GOD hears the prayer of the righteous
A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall/decline.
B. Date written: from 931 to 686 B.C.
C. Purpose: To give moral instruction
D. Main Theme: Fear of the LORD
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD hears prayers
"but He hears the prayer"
Hears or "shama" in Hebrew means:
1. to hear intelligently
2. understand, obeyed
3. often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell
Our prayers are a delight to the LORD our GOD. If we want to give the LORD delight or joy, pray more often.
Delight means high degree of pleasure, or satisfaction of mind; joy. [Source: Webster's Dictionary]
Proverbs 15:8 (Amplified Bible)
15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, hateful and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight!
Hearing is listening with focused attention. The LORD's eyes are upon us when He hears us, and His ears are ready and open for our cries.
Psalms 34:15-17 (Amplified Bible)
34:15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry.
34:16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
34:17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles.
B. The righteous prayer are heard
"of the [consistently] righteous (the upright, in right standing with Him)."
Prayer or "tephillah" in Hebrew means:
3. a hymn
Righteous or "tsaddyq" in Hebrew means:
1. just, lawful, righteous
Romans 8:26-27 (Amplified Bible)
8:26 So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.
8:27 And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God’s will.
James 5:16-18 (Amplified Bible)
5:16 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].