New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Stanley M. Jacobs, Sr.


CRYING OUT TO GOD

Judges 3:9

And when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.

 

God accomplishes His purposes in cooperation and partnership with His people.

 

Prayer is the secret to appropriating the promises of God.

 

Prayer brings us before the throne of Grace.

 

Hebrews 4:16

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

 

Guidelines to Approaching God

 

  1. Approach God in and through Jesus’ Name.

  2. A person who prays must also believe.

  3. A clear conscience and a pure heart are absolute necessities for effective prayer. (Psalm 66:18) If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

  4. Approach God with Assurance.  1 John 5:14-15 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: [15] And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

     

    A Christian cannot be powerful in prayer while not living in God’s Word. 


Blessings to All