Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend, the sharing of our cares, sadness, victories, joys, plans and activities within him. it is not necessary to inform him about our matters, actually he knows them all beforehand, to me it appears to be the maintenance of a close relationship with him in order to know him and await his blessings according to his will. therefore I say unto you, what things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, I believe that ye receive (them) and ye shall have (them) Mark 11:24.when Jesus was upon the earth he taught his disciples how to pray .he directed them to present their daily needs before God, and to cast all their care upon him. And the assurance he gave them that their petitions should be heard, is an assurance also to us
There are certain conditions upon which we may expect that God will hear and answer our prayers; one of the first of these is that we feel our need to help from him. He has promised I will poor water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground, Isaiah 44:3, those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, who long after God may be sure that we will be filled. The heart must be open to the spirits influence; or Godís blessings cannot be receivedí
One of the most rapidly expanding areas of scientific study throughout the world is that of the healing power of intercessory prayer according to one Galvez. In 1992, four schools of medicine out of a total of 125 in the United States were offering courses on religion, spiritually and prayer. In 1999, the number rose to 60, and by 2001 there were 79
The so called researches have carried out nearly two hundred scientific studies devoted to prayer and healing. Two thirds of those studies have shown positive results in patients with various ailments. I went through various studies which show how patients in Intensive Care Unit randomly divided into two groups: those who would be prayed for apart from being administered regularly medical care, and those who would just receive the latter. None of the patients and doctors knew about the study because a list of the names of patients was handed over to a church to pray for them .church members did not know about the study neither, nor did they know the people they were praying for.
After some time the results revealed significant improvement in the health of those patients who had been prayed for, greater than that experienced by the patients for whom nobody prayed
Leonard leibovic 2001,a professor at the Rabin medical centre in Israel wrote in the British Medical Journal about a research carried out in July 2000 ,to determine the effects of intercessory prayer on the evolution of some patients with a blood infection .out of a total of 3,393 patients with that decease approximately half (the intervention group)were randomly selected so that people who did not knew them could pray for them .as for others (the control group)the observed results was that mortality affected .28.1% in the first group ,as opposed to 30.2% in the second .the incidence was bigger in other aspects: the extension of their stay in hospital and also the duration of the fever were considerably shorter in the intervention group than in the control group. The conclusion of the study was that intercessory prayer ought to be taken into account for itís used in clinical practices
Despite the scientific evidence, I personally believe such prayer can sometimes fail to work. Circumstances like illness, fire and such calamities come for certain reasons, according to my research I believe that not all problems are caused by the devil. Many go through difficulties as a punishment of their mistakes to the people, the community and to God. Generation bare curses paying for mistakes against the Lord, which were committed by their great-grandparents long time ago, not unless the curse is disconnected, even the anointed cannot be of any help because ,families suffer curses, a land was grabbed, people were killed, God himself has brought the sufferings, beware of the things we do. itís a challenge to men of God, don't be too fast to pray for healing, an experience with my spiritual father in a time he stretched his hand to speak words of healing, but the lord stopped him, he had no choice than to follow the instruction, inside the lord spoke to him regarding the womanís illness, she was instructed to repent and give her life to Christ, then healing was on the way. Godís justice prevails
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