Tag Archives: Andrew Murray

How Desire Helps Us Pray

When we desire and seek God, He brings us into a love relationship with Him—a relationship of a son or daughter to a father.  As our Father He desires to give us all the things we need.  As a son … Continue reading

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Four Ways the Holy Spirit Motivates Us to Pray With Importunity

  Importune prayer is prayer that is aroused and energized by the Holy Spirit.  According to E. M. Bounds,  It [importune prayer] is not an impulse of energy, not a mere earnestness of soul; it is an inwrought force, a … Continue reading

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Four Reasons Why Prayer Takes Time and Why Persistent Prayer is Necessary

 It almost always takes time for prayers to be answered; therefore, prayers need to continue with persistence.  But why is that true?  Why can’t God answer prayers immediately?  Well, He can, and He sometimes does if He wants to perform … Continue reading

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Hallowed Be Your Name – What It Means To Hallow God’s Name

 This first petition in the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) is designed to bring us further into the presence of God, but with the aim that God would be glorified.  Hence, when we pray “Hallowed be Your name,” we are in … Continue reading

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4 Things that the Lord’s Prayer Address, Our Father in Heaven, Tells Us about Prayer

An excerpt from my book Purpose of Prayer. The proper way to start any prayer is with an address.  I suppose there are several ways to address God when we pray, but the address in the Lord’s Prayer is the … Continue reading

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8 Ways the Holy Spirit Helps Us Pray

  There are so many different ways the Holy Spirit helps us to pray.  Here are eight ways:   1.  He brings to us the Spirit of the Father.  Since the Holy Spirit has the same Spirit of the Father, … Continue reading

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4 Ways to have Unlimited Power in the Holy Spirit

  God has such great things in store for you.  He wants to give you all of His power through His spirit.  He wants to give you that power to do His great work.  Here are four ways to get … Continue reading

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Eight Descriptions of Fasting

The following is an excrept from my e-book Prayer A to Z.    Eight Descriptions of Fasting 1.  It is abstaining from food for spiritual purposes.  The Hebrew word for fast (tsuwn) means “to cover the mouth.”  The Greek word (nesteia) … Continue reading

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How To Pray With Faith

Five Suggested Steps to Follow   1.  Live the life of faith.  Andrew Murray has stated, “Faith in the promise is the fruit of faith in the promiser.” I cannot have faith in what He has promised unless I have … Continue reading

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Five Descriptions of Faith

In some respects the meaning of faith is so simple.  It means to just believe God, to trust and rely on Him.  But because we are human and sinful, faith becomes so hard for us.  Hence, we seem to need … Continue reading

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