• “Keep on running even when you have had a fall. The victory wreath is won by him who does not stay down, but always gets up again, grasps the banner of faith and keeps on running in the assurance that Jesus is Victor.” – Basilea Schlink

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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