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Summary: Sometimes, we have to put feet to our prayers and go after what we’ve asked for.

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Proverbs 15:8- “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.”

In his book Invitation to a Journey, Robert Mulholland writes, “Prayer is the act by which the people of God become incorporated into the presence and action of God in the world. Prayer becomes a sacrificial offering of ourselves to God, to become agents of God’s presence and action in the daily events and situations of our lives. How different this is from the idea of prayer as asking God to change our situation without any involvement on our part!”

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Alongside the highway outside of Phoenix, there is a regular Bazaar. Enterprising merchants set up shop to sell cheap trinkets and homemade food to motorists. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from six to ten AM Matthew Cordell opens a booth and offers to pray for passing drivers. “His tent is so popular that some commuters are complaining that it causes traffic jams backing up cars for miles.”

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With the difficulties in the economy, a church in Alabama decided the best thing they could offer the unemployed in their community was prayer. Tim Childress, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Sylacauga sponsored a prayer table during a local job fair and found many people wanted to pray. Childers said, “At one point the line for prayer was longer than any line for jobs.”

Responding to the need, Childers and his church rented a local high school auditorium and filled it with representatives from dozens of local churches, all united with a message of hope and comfort for those who were hurting. The purpose of the prayer time was to let the jobless know they were not alone, and to pray that the economy turns around sometime soon. One job and prayer seeker, Sherry Bentley said, “Prayer changes things, so we believe in power of prayer and so we’re praying that God changes things.”

Afterwards Pastor Childers remarked, “You can weather a lot of storms if you know somebody cares, particularly if they know that God cares.”

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Philippians 4:6-Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God

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ANSWERED PRAYER

Matthew 7:7-8-“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.


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