• “Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Prayer by Rosalind Goforth

Conditions for Prayer


1. Contrite humility before God and forsaking sin.
2 Chron 7: 14
2. Seeking God with the whole heart. Jer 29: 12, 13
3. Faith in God. Mark 11: 23, 24
4. Obedience. 1 John 3: 22
5. Dependence on the Holy Spirit. Rom 8: 26
6. Importunity. Mark 7: 24-30; Luke 11: 5-10
7. Ask in accordance with God’s will. 1 John 5: 14
8. In Christ’s Name. John 14: 13, 14 (and many other passages)
9. Willing to make amends for the wrongs to others. Matt 5: 23, 24

 

Causes of Failure in Prayer 

 

 

 

 

1. Sin in the heart and life. Ps 66: 18; Isa 59: 1, 2
2. Persistent refusal to obey God. Prov 1: 24-29; Zech 7: 11, 13
3. Formalism and hypocrisy. Isa 1: 2-15
4. Unwillingness to forgive others. Mark 11: 25, 26
5. Wrong motives. James 4: 2, 3
6. Despising God’s law. Amos 2: 4
7. Lack of love and mercy. Prov 21: 13

Taken from her book, “How I Know God Answers Prayer,” Pages 116, 117.

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