Friday, March 4, 2016

The Anatomy of Prayer (Part 2) (by Min. Adria Carpenter)

One of my friends wanted to be featured on my blogpost, so this is a brief expository on my friend's study on prayer/intercession – this is part 2. Without further ado, here's Minister Adria Carpenter.

On a previously blog I wrote, I discussed what is an intercessor. An intercessor is someone that intervenes for another person especially in prayer. Now, I would like to enlighten your interest on a productive prayer life. Prayer is communication that you have with your Heavenly Father. In prayer there is a giver and a receiver. We make our requests known, but we must also expect an answer to be given. We must believe and have faith that God hears us and be mature enough to accept whatever direction you receive. I want to focus my attention on this Prayer Warrior, Gate Keeper and Intercessor by the name of Daniel. Daniel was one of the four Major Prophets that God used to be a beacon for the people in Babylon. Daniel, whose name means God is my judge, understood at an early age that he had an assignment to complete. Daniel, like many of us, didn’t ask for this assignment but he carries it out as God instructed him to do. Daniel lived a life that consisted of prayer and fasting and this got him through many challenges that he had to face doing his time in captivity. Luke 18 vs 1 say that men always ought to pray. Prayer was second nature for Daniel and you see how favor was release for him. Daniel 6:10-11 says, Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house, and his window being open in the chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and gave thanks before his God. Then men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before the Lord. In other words Daniel was attentive to the voice of Lord for an answer before any decision was made. He didn’t give fear any room to creep up. He understood that he needed specific instructions for his next move. In prayer there is authority that takes place that releases your mind so you can represent God’s Glory. What is Glory? The Hebrew meaning for Glory is (Kabowd) which carries the idea of heaviness and weight.  People of God when we say “Thank you for the Glory of the Lord,” we are saying “Thank you God for carry my heaven burden and weight that tries to suffocate our movement in the Spirit realm.”

Intercessors, your ear must be trained and attentive to the voice of God so the prayer that you release will be from the mind of God.  The word “ear” in Hebrew (qashad) means to give heed, hear and incline. Remember you are standing in the gap for someone that is depending on you. Prayer is a weapon used to dethrone every enemy that’s trying to hinder your walk and keep you for being what you were created to be. I pray that this revelation will bless the mind of your people. I pray that we will know the power that we carry within us if we used it effectively. Lord, teach us how to yield and hear your voice. Lord, let prayer be second nature just as it was for Daniel so we will be in your will.

There will upcoming blogs on the different types of prayer.  If you have any question on prayer.  You may email me at or inbox me on Facebook.

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