or or Hi glory to give yo jtwhat yo deire. Bt He will anweryor rayer, giving yo jt what ibet or yo.”
In Heavenly Places
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“Tat rayer which come orthrom an earnet, believing heart ithe eectal, ervent rayer thatavaileth mch. God doe not alwayanwer or rayer a we exect,or we may not ak what wold beor or highet good; bt in Hiinnite love and widom He willgive thoe thing which we motneed.”
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Hindrance No. 2
An unforgiving spirit
Te No. 2 hindrance to rayer iwhen we cannot orgive thoe whotrea againt . “Forgive ordebt, a we orgive or debtor.”Many roeed believer nd it very diclt to orgive other theirwrong. Je aid, “I ye orgive notmen their treae, neither willyor Father orgive yor treae”(Matthew :1).Unorgivene hinder rayer.“Fating and rayer will accom-lih nothing while the heart ietranged rom God by a wrongcore o action. Read Iaiah 8:,, 9-11”
Counsels on Health
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.“What thing oever ye deire,when ye ray, believe that ye receivethem, and ye hall have them. Andwhen ye tand raying, orgive, i ye have oght againt any: that yorFather alo which i in heaven may orgive yo yor treae. Bt i ye do not orgive, neither will yorFather which i in heaven orgiveyor treae” (Mark 11:24–2).In thee word Chrit Himel made it clear that thoe nwillingto orgive other cannot receiveanwer to their rayer.“He who i norgiving ct o the very channel throgh whichalone he can receive mercy romGod. We hold not think thatnle thoe who have injred cone the wrong we are jtied inwithholding rom them or orgive-ne. It i their art, no dobt, tohmble their heart by reentanceand coneion; bt we are to havea irit o comaion toward thoewho have treaed againt ,whether or not they cone theiralt. However orely they may havewonded , we are not to cherihor grievance and ymathize withorelve over or injrie; bt a wehoe to be ardoned or or oeneagaint God we are to ardon allwho have done evil to .”
ToughtsFrom the Mount of Blessing
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“Tereore i tho bring thy gi tothe altar, and there rememberet thatthy brother hath oght againt thee;leave there thy gi beore the altar,and go thy way; rt be reconciled tothy brother, and then come and oerthy gi” (Matthew :2, 24).
Hindrance No. 3
Doubt and discouragement
Te No. hindrance to or rayeri dobt or dicoragement. At omeoint in lie it haen to nearly allthat, even when we are trying tolive according to the light we havereceived, anwer to or rayer tilleem not to come. And thi i whenmany loe their aith. Bt it holdnot be o, becae when the wind o dicoragement eem to blow hardon , that robably cold be theexact time when the anwer to orrayer are likely to be available.
Don’t give up!
“[Je] ake a arable nto[the dicile] to thi end, that menoght alway to ray, and not toaint; aying, Tere wa in a city a jdge, which eared not God, nei-ther regarded man: and there waa widow in that city; and he camento him, aying, Avenge me o mine adverary. And he wold notor a while: bt aerward he aidwithin himel, Togh I ear notGod, nor regard man; yet becaethi widow trobleth me, I willavenge her, let by her continalcoming he weary me. And the Lordaid, Hear what the njt jdgeaith. And hall not God avenge hiown elect, which cry day and nightnto him, thogh he bear long withthem? I tell yo that he will avengethem eedily” (Lke 18:1–8).“And, behold, a woman o Ca-naan came ot o the ame coat,and cried nto him, aying, Havemercy on me, O Lord, tho on o David; my daghter i grievoly
If there is anything a believer should study with deep,and intense devotion, it is the subject of prayer.Many have gone astray today and some have abandoned their faith because they did not know how to pray.
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