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The longer we pray, the deeper we can plunge into the spiritual realm and live in it. A huge number of Christians are not able to pray longer than 10-15 minutes. Such Christians cannot even imagine how to pray for half an hour, an hour or three hours. But if we discipline ourselves, we can pray for long hours. Personally, I really want all Christians to be able to pray long and deep. When I was a Christian baby, I also could not pray longer. However, as my Christian faith grew during my ministry, I experienced deep and long periods of prayer and realized the extraordinary importance of prayer.

Thanks to constant discipline, I gained the ability to pray longer, my prayer life became deeper. By the time our church was organized in 1958, I was used to praying about five hours a day. This included an early morning prayer, a time of personal prayer in the morning, prayer in the afternoon, and my evening prayer time. It seemed that I prayed incessantly. Today, I also pray at least one to three hours a day and give God all glory for it.

If I had not prayed so much, I would not have been able to receive enough spiritual strength to serve people. Through prayer, the Lord fills me with power, and so I can continue my ministry. I really hope that all believing Christians will pray more efficiently and spend more time in deep prayer.

How can a Christian pray in the way he should do it? To pray deeply and more effectively over long periods of prayer, as we wish, we must try to learn many ways of prayer. We need to study these methods well and plan our prayers with care. If we do not pray in accordance with this plan, we will never be able to learn how to pray the way we want it.

By sharing some examples from my personal prayer life, I would like to help you build your own prayer life that is deep, effective, and satisfying.

Why you need to pray

"In order not to fall into temptation."

(Matthew 26:41, Mark14: 38, Luke 22: 40,46)

“Watch and pray, lest you fall into temptation: the spirit is alert, but the flesh is weak.”

(Matthew 26:41, Mark14: 38)

To avoid the disasters and dangers of recent times.

(Luke 21:36, Mark 13:33, Matthew 24:20, Mark 13:18)

"So watch for all time and pray, that you may be able to escape all these future [calamities] and stand before the Son of man."

To be healed or someone else was healed.

“Confess to one another in misconduct and pray for each other to be healed: the intensified prayer of the righteous can do much.”

God dwells where they pray

(Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17, Luke 19:46)

“And he said to them: it is written:“ My house shall be called the house of prayer, ”and you have made it a den of robbers.”

To succeed in expelling a certain kind of perfume

(Mark 9:29, Matthew 17:21)

“And he said unto them: This kind cannot go out except by prayer and fasting.”

For God to send workers to the harvest

(Luke 10: 2, Matthew 9:38)

“And he said to them: there are many harvests, but few laborers, so pray to the Lord of the harvest to send the laborers to His harvest.”

To lead a quiet and serene life for us

“So, first of all, I ask you to perform prayers, petitions, prayers, thanksgiving for all people, For kings and for all rulers, in order to lead us a quiet and serene life in all piety and purity, For it is good and pleasing to our Savior God who wants, so that all people are saved and attain the knowledge of the truth. ”

“Ask, and it will be given to you, seek, and you will find, knock, and they will open it for you, For everyone who asks receives, and the seeker finds, and it will be opened to the knocking one.”

(Matthew 7: 7-8, Luke 11: 9-10)

“And if you ask anything of the Father in My name, I will do so that the Father be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. ”

“So, if you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, all the more your Heavenly Father will give blessings to those who ask Him.”

When to pray

Always, constantly

(Luke 2:37, Luke 18: 1, Romans 12:12, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 4: 6, Colossians 4: 2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 1 Timothy 2 : 8, 1 Timothy 5: 5)

“Be constant in prayer, awake in thanksgiving.”

During difficulties and fun.

“If any of you is ill-intentioned, let him pray. Is anyone merry, let him sing psalms. ”

During illness.

“And the prayer of faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.”

When around enemies who hate and offend you.

(Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:28)

“And I tell you: love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who offend you and persecute you,”

When people are put into service

“Then they, having fasted and prayed and laid hands on them, let them go.”

When we see sinning brothers (sisters)

“If anyone sees his brother who sinned not as a sin, then let him pray, and [God] will give him life, [that is] as a sinner [sin] not for death. There is a sin to death: I’m not talking about praying. ”

When we begin to eat, for its consecration.

“It is forbidden to enter into marriage [and] to eat what God has done, so that those who are faithful and knowledgeable will partake of thanksgiving. For every creation of God is good, and nothing is reprehensible if received with thanksgiving, because it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. ”

To whom to pray

Always need to pray to God!

(Matthew 6: 9; Luke 11: 2; Romans 10: 1; Romans 15:30; 1 Corinthians 11:13; 2 Corinthians 13: 7; Philippians 4: 6; 1 Thessalonians 1: 2, Acts 7:59)

"Pray like this:" Our Father in heaven! Hallowed be thy name, "

“And they stoned Stephen, who prayed and said: Lord Jesus! receive my spirit. ”

Where to pray

Alone in a secret place.

(Matthew 6: 6, Matthew 14:23, Mark 6:46, Luke 6:12, Acts 10: 9)

“And letting go of the people, He went up the mountain to pray in private, and remained there alone in the evening.”

In a certain circle of people.

(Luke 9:18, Luke 11: 1, Luke 9:28, Acts 1:14, Acts 4:31, Acts 6: 4)

“After these words, eight days later, taking Peter, John and James, He went up the mountain to pray.”

In the congregation (church).

(Acts 1:14, Acts 12: 5)

“So, Peter was guarded in prison, meanwhile the church diligently prayed to God for him.”

In every place.

“So, I want men to say prayers everywhere, raising clean hands without anger and doubt,”

How to pray

At the beginning of prayer, you need to turn to God!

“Pray like this: Our Father, who is in heaven!” Hallowed be thy name, "

When we pray, we need to believe.

(Matthew 21:22, Mark 11:24)

“And whatever you ask in prayer in faith, receive.”

God answers the prayers of righteous people.

"Because the eyes of the Lord [are turned] to the righteous and His ears to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, (in order to destroy them from the earth)."

In prayer, you need to forgive those for whom we have something.

“And when you stand in prayer, goodbye, if you have anything to anyone, that your Heavenly Father also forgiven your sins.”

So that there are no obstacles in prayers, husbands need to prudently treat their wives, and wives to honor their husbands.

“So once the holy women who trusted in God adorned themselves, obeying their husbands. So Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. You are her children, if you do good and are not embarrassed by any fear. Also, you husbands, treat your wives wisely, as if you were a weak vessel, showing them honor as co-heirs of a blessed life, so that you would not be hindered in prayers. ”

One must pray with both mind and spirit.

(1 Corinthians 14:15, Jude 1:20)

"What to do? I will begin to pray in spirit, I will pray in mind, I will sing in spirit, I will sing in mind. ”

(1 Corinthians 14:15)

It is necessary to pray sincerely, and not hypocritically, for showing to people.

(Matthew 6: 5; Matthew 23:14)

“And when you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love in synagogues and on street corners, stopping to pray to appear before people. Verily I say unto you, that they already receive their reward. ”

Need to ask for good.

“Ask, and do not receive, because ask not for good, but to use for your lusts.”

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