Sunday, May 8, 2022, 05:05 pm

Throughout the Bible, we read about prayer and see accounts of men who prayed and how God intervened, circumstances changed, and miracles happened.

Think about Elijah, for instance.

In James 5:17-18, the Bible records his prayer of faith, saying,

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. (NKJV) 

And what of Hannah.

1 Samuel 1 records how her co-wife Peninnah would tease her because she didn’t have a child. But then, she prayed for a son desperately and fervently. God gave her not just Samuel, a great prophet in Israel, but more children.

And the Lord visited Hannah so that she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the child Samuel grew before the Lord (1 Samuel 2:21) 

Not only does prayer bring us close to God, but it is also powerful, essential, and necessary.

George Muller: A Man of Great Faith and Prayer

As believers, we know that prayer is essential, which moves us to pray.

Such was George Muller, whose life is a reminder of what God can do when an ordinary man would devote themselves to faith and prayer.

Muller gave his life to Jesus after being invited by a friend to a Bible study. He saw students pray on their knees, sing, and listen to a message in the meeting. The experience was so new to him that he was compelled to kneel and commit his life to Christ before a week was over.

Muller then became a passionate student of the Bible where he found the confidence to believe in prayer. He solidly believed that the Scriptures were given to us so that we might know God and His character, understand His promises, and believe them to be fulfilled in our lives.

Muller also believed that it was unimaginable for God to fail in fulfilling any of His promises to us and thus could be counted on fully. So, he devoted himself to studying the Bible (God’s Word) and did so in a spirit of prayer.

Muller would then use the promises of God he found in the Bible as the vocabulary of his prayer life.

In his journal, he says how he once read Psalms 65,

You who answer prayer, to you all people will come (v2) 

He prayed and then made the following recording …

 “I believe He has heard me. I believe He will make it manifest in His own good time that He has heard me, and I have recorded these my petitions this fourteenth day of January 1838, that when God has answered them, He may get, through this glory to His name.”

Faith in God Alone 

Muller started over 100 schools and ran many orphanages taking care of more than 10,000 children. One time, after getting ready for school, the children had nothing to eat.

Muller prayed and gave thanks God for the food they were about to eat. Upon finishing the prayer, a baker knocked on their door. God had led him to bake bread for the children and he was there to deliver it.  Soon there was another knock.

A milkman’s truck had broken down near the orphanage and he was there to give the milk to the children before it could go bad—it was just the right amount they needed.

The incredible thing is that Muller only told God His needs in prayer.

In his autobiography, he had more than 5000 prayer requests answered on the day he prayed.

What Muller Believed about Prayer

Muller's devotion to faith and prayer is no doubt heart-stirring. He believed the following conditions are essential for God to hear and respond to prayer. 

  • The need to entirely depend on Jesus 
  • Forsake all known sin because God would be compromised if He answered the prayers of those not walking in obedience to Him. 
  • Exercise faith in the promises of God as written in His Word
  • Ask according to God’s will and not selfish motives.
     

But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6) 

Muller’s life is a great example of learning about faith and total dependence on God. What a beautiful story of how we can persevere through prayers, trust God, and depend on Him to meet our needs and make good on his promises in His timing as scripture says in the verse above!

See you on our next prayer series post! 

If you want to learn more about Faith in God, you're welcome to contact us at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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Sunday, May 8, 2022, 05:05 pm

Throughout the Bible, we read about prayer and see accounts of men who prayed and how God intervened, circumstances changed, and miracles happened.

Think about Elijah, for instance.

In James 5:17-18, the Bible records his prayer of faith, saying,

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. (NKJV) 

And what of Hannah.

1 Samuel 1 records how her co-wife Peninnah would tease her because she didn’t have a child. But then, she prayed for a son desperately and fervently. God gave her not just Samuel, a great prophet in Israel, but more children.

And the Lord visited Hannah so that she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the child Samuel grew before the Lord (1 Samuel 2:21) 

Not only does prayer bring us close to God, but it is also powerful, essential, and necessary.

George Muller: A Man of Great Faith and Prayer

As believers, we know that prayer is essential, which moves us to pray.

Such was George Muller, whose life is a reminder of what God can do when an ordinary man would devote themselves to faith and prayer.

Muller gave his life to Jesus after being invited by a friend to a Bible study. He saw students pray on their knees, sing, and listen to a message in the meeting. The experience was so new to him that he was compelled to kneel and commit his life to Christ before a week was over.

Muller then became a passionate student of the Bible where he found the confidence to believe in prayer. He solidly believed that the Scriptures were given to us so that we might know God and His character, understand His promises, and believe them to be fulfilled in our lives.

Muller also believed that it was unimaginable for God to fail in fulfilling any of His promises to us and thus could be counted on fully. So, he devoted himself to studying the Bible (God’s Word) and did so in a spirit of prayer.

Muller would then use the promises of God he found in the Bible as the vocabulary of his prayer life.

In his journal, he says how he once read Psalms 65,

You who answer prayer, to you all people will come (v2) 

He prayed and then made the following recording …

 “I believe He has heard me. I believe He will make it manifest in His own good time that He has heard me, and I have recorded these my petitions this fourteenth day of January 1838, that when God has answered them, He may get, through this glory to His name.”

Faith in God Alone 

Muller started over 100 schools and ran many orphanages taking care of more than 10,000 children. One time, after getting ready for school, the children had nothing to eat.

Muller prayed and gave thanks God for the food they were about to eat. Upon finishing the prayer, a baker knocked on their door. God had led him to bake bread for the children and he was there to deliver it.  Soon there was another knock.

A milkman’s truck had broken down near the orphanage and he was there to give the milk to the children before it could go bad—it was just the right amount they needed.

The incredible thing is that Muller only told God His needs in prayer.

In his autobiography, he had more than 5000 prayer requests answered on the day he prayed.

What Muller Believed about Prayer

Muller's devotion to faith and prayer is no doubt heart-stirring. He believed the following conditions are essential for God to hear and respond to prayer. 

  • The need to entirely depend on Jesus 
  • Forsake all known sin because God would be compromised if He answered the prayers of those not walking in obedience to Him. 
  • Exercise faith in the promises of God as written in His Word
  • Ask according to God’s will and not selfish motives.
     

But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6) 

Muller’s life is a great example of learning about faith and total dependence on God. What a beautiful story of how we can persevere through prayers, trust God, and depend on Him to meet our needs and make good on his promises in His timing as scripture says in the verse above!

See you on our next prayer series post! 

If you want to learn more about Faith in God, you're welcome to contact us at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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Sunday, May 8, 2022, 05:05 pm

Throughout the Bible, we read about prayer and see accounts of men who prayed and how God intervened, circumstances changed, and miracles happened.

Think about Elijah, for instance.

In James 5:17-18, the Bible records his prayer of faith, saying,

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. (NKJV) 

And what of Hannah.

1 Samuel 1 records how her co-wife Peninnah would tease her because she didn’t have a child. But then, she prayed for a son desperately and fervently. God gave her not just Samuel, a great prophet in Israel, but more children.

And the Lord visited Hannah so that she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the child Samuel grew before the Lord (1 Samuel 2:21) 

Not only does prayer bring us close to God, but it is also powerful, essential, and necessary.

George Muller: A Man of Great Faith and Prayer

As believers, we know that prayer is essential, which moves us to pray.

Such was George Muller, whose life is a reminder of what God can do when an ordinary man would devote themselves to faith and prayer.

Muller gave his life to Jesus after being invited by a friend to a Bible study. He saw students pray on their knees, sing, and listen to a message in the meeting. The experience was so new to him that he was compelled to kneel and commit his life to Christ before a week was over.

Muller then became a passionate student of the Bible where he found the confidence to believe in prayer. He solidly believed that the Scriptures were given to us so that we might know God and His character, understand His promises, and believe them to be fulfilled in our lives.

Muller also believed that it was unimaginable for God to fail in fulfilling any of His promises to us and thus could be counted on fully. So, he devoted himself to studying the Bible (God’s Word) and did so in a spirit of prayer.

Muller would then use the promises of God he found in the Bible as the vocabulary of his prayer life.

In his journal, he says how he once read Psalms 65,

You who answer prayer, to you all people will come (v2) 

He prayed and then made the following recording …

 “I believe He has heard me. I believe He will make it manifest in His own good time that He has heard me, and I have recorded these my petitions this fourteenth day of January 1838, that when God has answered them, He may get, through this glory to His name.”

Faith in God Alone 

Muller started over 100 schools and ran many orphanages taking care of more than 10,000 children. One time, after getting ready for school, the children had nothing to eat.

Muller prayed and gave thanks God for the food they were about to eat. Upon finishing the prayer, a baker knocked on their door. God had led him to bake bread for the children and he was there to deliver it.  Soon there was another knock.

A milkman’s truck had broken down near the orphanage and he was there to give the milk to the children before it could go bad—it was just the right amount they needed.

The incredible thing is that Muller only told God His needs in prayer.

In his autobiography, he had more than 5000 prayer requests answered on the day he prayed.

What Muller Believed about Prayer

Muller's devotion to faith and prayer is no doubt heart-stirring. He believed the following conditions are essential for God to hear and respond to prayer. 

  • The need to entirely depend on Jesus 
  • Forsake all known sin because God would be compromised if He answered the prayers of those not walking in obedience to Him. 
  • Exercise faith in the promises of God as written in His Word
  • Ask according to God’s will and not selfish motives.
     

But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6) 

Muller’s life is a great example of learning about faith and total dependence on God. What a beautiful story of how we can persevere through prayers, trust God, and depend on Him to meet our needs and make good on his promises in His timing as scripture says in the verse above!

See you on our next prayer series post! 

If you want to learn more about Faith in God, you're welcome to contact us at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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