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Teaching Ordinary People To Live And Walk Every Day With An Extraordinary God. The 5 Minute Prayer School offers bite size inspiration and encouragement to fire up your prayer life.

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034 - Yielding To The Spirit Of Prayer

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Rom 8:14 AMP) As we have considered in earlier modules [Mod 2: Doctrine: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit], the Holy Spirit is a Person; the third Person of the Godhead. He is not a feeling or an impersonal influence or power. He is very God! As we develop faith through the knowledge of this truth and the Scriptures concerning His present ministry in and to the saints we realise that we have absolute ground to expect clear leading in all things from Him. Just as we looked at Christ, our Advocate, so we discover that Christ’s ministry of intercession continues in the Person of the Holy Spirit: “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:” (1John 2:1 KJV) “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will ...

6 min2015 FEB 27
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034 - Yielding To The Spirit Of Prayer

033 - Form Without Power

Form without power Formalistic prayers, even when based on the divinely inspired words of God, minister nothing but death. Words alone are not enough, they must be baptised with the fire of God’s Spirit. Lynne Hammond says in ‘The Master is Calling’: “Please understand, I am a Word person. I love the Word of God. But if you try to apply that Word without fellowshipping with the Person and Spirit of God Himself, your life and your prayers will be dry and powerless. That’s because it is the Holy Spirit who quickens the Word to you. It’s God Himself – the Person and power behind the Word – Who makes it come alive in your life.” She continues later in the same book: “We’ve had enough superficial performances of prayer. We’ve had enough spiritless, weak praying. Now we need prayers that avail with God so powerfully they can change the course of nature; prayer that changes people and nations; prayer that projects God in full force to the world.” James 5:16 says: “… The earn...

6 min2015 FEB 26
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033 - Form Without Power

032 - The Spirit Of Prayer

Our great need in this day is not professional pray-ers, but men and women filled with the Spirit of prayer. As we have just established, our prayer life flows from the heart of Christ our Head. We are one spirit with Him and we are moved with the rivers that flow from His heart. His heart overflows with compassion for the world, and through our willing co-operation, His hunger can be satisfied as we birth souls into His Kingdom through earnest intercession on their behalf. Jesus said in John 7:38-39 that rivers of living water would flow from our inner man, and this He spake of the Spirit who would be given to each and every believer. Jesus did not just speak of one river – but rivers. These rivers include all the different kinds of prayer. As we learn to flow with the Spirit of prayer He will direct us. We will find ourselves praying different kinds of prayer at different times according to His leading, and not because we have been taught that such and such a prayer is the right ...

4 min2015 FEB 25
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032 - The Spirit Of Prayer

031 - The High Priestly Ministry of Christ

The High Priestly ministry of Christ Christ right now is in intercession. His entire being speaks on behalf of mankind at the right hand of the Father. “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:” (Heb 9:24 KJV) “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” (Rom 8:34 KJV) “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Heb 7:25) Through the new birth and baptism in the Holy Spirit we have become one with the Great Intercessor: “But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17 AMP) “He is our great Intercessor. He is the great Intercessor for all mankind. As members of His Body, the Church, we partake in that...

5 min2015 FEB 24
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031 - The High Priestly Ministry of Christ

030 - Holy Partnership

Wilford H Reidt wrote: “Jesus came to bridge the gap between God and sinful man. Man needed someone to stand in the gap so He could get back to God. Man needed an Intercessor. Jesus’ sacrifice established Him as the only fully trustworthy Intercessor for mankind. He is the only Intercessor for the people of this planet.” Quoted from ‘The Art of Prayer’ by Kenneth E Hagin Jesus is our Intercessor. His intercession provided salvation for all men through His substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, but it is only realised through His Intercessory ministry today in Heaven. God’s desire is that all men be saved, but in this context we are urged to join Christ in ministry as our Advocate through earnest, heartfelt prayer. Consider the implications of the following verses from the pen of Paul: “FIRST OF all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men… For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing a...

4 min2015 FEB 23
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030 - Holy Partnership

029 - Christ Our Intercessor

Job expressed the universal need of mankind when he cried: “For [God] is not a [mere] man, as I am, that I should answer Him, that we should come together in court. There is no umpire (days-man, one who argues) between us, who might lay his hand upon us both, [would that there were!]” (Job 9:32-33 AMP) Job needed an advocate to stand between him and God to plead his case. He knew that no ordinary man could do this as they would need a days-man of their own. All are guilty and condemned before a holy and righteous Judge. God also recognised this dilemma and acted on our behalf: “He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; And His own righteousness, it sustained Him.” (Isaiah 59:16 NKJV) He sent Jesus.

5 min2015 FEB 22
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029 - Christ Our Intercessor

028 Entrance To The Heart Of God

On no other subject do I feel more inadequate to express or even begin to formulate words that will do justice to the need, importance and privilege we have been given. It seems presumptuous to even talk about the kinds of prayer etc without saying clearly to the reader, I am as hungry as any to learn from Christ what it is to really pray! My heartfelt yearning is that these sessions will carry something of the Spirit of prayer, and impart not a hunger for man’s instruction, but a hunger for the instruction of the Holy Ghost who will lead us deeper. To learn to pray we must pray, not merely hear about praying! Pray, Pray, Pray! Our God will answer! Johh G Lake, the famous Apostle, received an angelic visitation in May 1920. The angel relayed a message from God regarding the Pentecostal blessing as recorded in Acts chapter 2, and prayer: “This is Pentecost as God gave it through the heart of Jesus. Strive for this. Contend for this. Teach the people to pray for this. For this and t...

4 min2015 FEB 21
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028 Entrance To The Heart Of God

027 - Cultivating An Environment For Prayer

Regarding this area, just as a regular time is helpful, it is beneficial to have a regular place to pray. It allows the disciple to concentrate more fully because the environment is familiar, therefore less likely to distract. Also, the continued practice of prayer and the practice of the presence of God can open the heavens over a particular place making access to and from the spiritual realm easier. For example, it can be much easier to connect with God and focus your attention on prayer in a dedicated room of your own home, than to engage with God on a deep level in the aisles of the local supermarket. Again, there is no place where prayer cannot be made, but the intimacy of lovemaking is not something a couple engage in the car as they drive to work in the morning. Deep intimacy and oneness is reserved for the ‘secret place’ or the ‘chamber’. Our Bridegroom is calling us into the chamber of intimacy, where our heart and purpose become one. Equally, if you are serious about p...

5 min2015 FEB 20
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027 - Cultivating An Environment For Prayer

026 - The Place of Prayer

The place of prayer There is no place where prayer may or may not be made. We do not have to face a certain direction, or be in a holy ‘building’ to pray. As with posture being one of humility and faith of the heart rather than position of the body, so the place is ‘in the spirit’, not a physical location. Pastor Andy Elmes of Family church, Portsmouth, relates it this way. He says that the ‘secret place’ is not a location, but a desire of the heart. The hungry heart will always find somewhere to pray and fellowship with God. The Scriptures do suggest if possible that we should however have a ‘place of prayer’; somewhere we retire to seek God. Jesus, for example, would often withdraw to the mountains, the desert, or even the Garden in Gethsemane. These were some of His favoured locations to fellowship with His Father. Other places prayer is made in the Bible include: i. In the desert/ a solitary place (Mark 1:35) ii. On a roof (Acts 10:9) iii. Up a mountain (Matt 14:23) iv. ...

5 min2015 FEB 19
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026 - The Place of Prayer

025 - Set Times of Prayer

The Scriptures reveal that men of God and Jesus Himself (our ultimate example of the life of prayer) observed set times and seasons of prayer. The believer may pray at set times or at any time, and should seek to cultivate and maintain a spirit or attitude of prayer at all times. This attitude of heart constitutes the life of prayer, which when yielded to, results in both spontaneous expression, and habitual fellowship and intercession. i. Some saints prayed three times a day (morning, afternoon and evening) (Daniel 6:10; Psalm 55:16-17) ii. Some prayed at other set times or seasons (Acts 3:1; Acts 10:30 3pm – the ‘hour’ of prayer) iii. Peter prayed at noon (Acts 10:9) iv. At times Jesus prayed all night (Luke 6:12). v. Jesus also prayed very early in the morning (before day break) (Mark 1:35), as did David (Psalm 63:1) vi. Isaiah speaks of desiring God in the night, and seeking Him early in the morning (Isaiah 26:9) vii. We are encouraged as believers to pray at all times “[Jes...

5 min2015 FEB 18
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025 - Set Times of Prayer

Latest Episodes

034 - Yielding To The Spirit Of Prayer

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Rom 8:14 AMP) As we have considered in earlier modules [Mod 2: Doctrine: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit], the Holy Spirit is a Person; the third Person of the Godhead. He is not a feeling or an impersonal influence or power. He is very God! As we develop faith through the knowledge of this truth and the Scriptures concerning His present ministry in and to the saints we realise that we have absolute ground to expect clear leading in all things from Him. Just as we looked at Christ, our Advocate, so we discover that Christ’s ministry of intercession continues in the Person of the Holy Spirit: “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:” (1John 2:1 KJV) “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will ...

6 min2015 FEB 27
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034 - Yielding To The Spirit Of Prayer

033 - Form Without Power

Form without power Formalistic prayers, even when based on the divinely inspired words of God, minister nothing but death. Words alone are not enough, they must be baptised with the fire of God’s Spirit. Lynne Hammond says in ‘The Master is Calling’: “Please understand, I am a Word person. I love the Word of God. But if you try to apply that Word without fellowshipping with the Person and Spirit of God Himself, your life and your prayers will be dry and powerless. That’s because it is the Holy Spirit who quickens the Word to you. It’s God Himself – the Person and power behind the Word – Who makes it come alive in your life.” She continues later in the same book: “We’ve had enough superficial performances of prayer. We’ve had enough spiritless, weak praying. Now we need prayers that avail with God so powerfully they can change the course of nature; prayer that changes people and nations; prayer that projects God in full force to the world.” James 5:16 says: “… The earn...

6 min2015 FEB 26
Comments
033 - Form Without Power

032 - The Spirit Of Prayer

Our great need in this day is not professional pray-ers, but men and women filled with the Spirit of prayer. As we have just established, our prayer life flows from the heart of Christ our Head. We are one spirit with Him and we are moved with the rivers that flow from His heart. His heart overflows with compassion for the world, and through our willing co-operation, His hunger can be satisfied as we birth souls into His Kingdom through earnest intercession on their behalf. Jesus said in John 7:38-39 that rivers of living water would flow from our inner man, and this He spake of the Spirit who would be given to each and every believer. Jesus did not just speak of one river – but rivers. These rivers include all the different kinds of prayer. As we learn to flow with the Spirit of prayer He will direct us. We will find ourselves praying different kinds of prayer at different times according to His leading, and not because we have been taught that such and such a prayer is the right ...

4 min2015 FEB 25
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032 - The Spirit Of Prayer

031 - The High Priestly Ministry of Christ

The High Priestly ministry of Christ Christ right now is in intercession. His entire being speaks on behalf of mankind at the right hand of the Father. “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:” (Heb 9:24 KJV) “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” (Rom 8:34 KJV) “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Heb 7:25) Through the new birth and baptism in the Holy Spirit we have become one with the Great Intercessor: “But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17 AMP) “He is our great Intercessor. He is the great Intercessor for all mankind. As members of His Body, the Church, we partake in that...

5 min2015 FEB 24
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031 - The High Priestly Ministry of Christ

030 - Holy Partnership

Wilford H Reidt wrote: “Jesus came to bridge the gap between God and sinful man. Man needed someone to stand in the gap so He could get back to God. Man needed an Intercessor. Jesus’ sacrifice established Him as the only fully trustworthy Intercessor for mankind. He is the only Intercessor for the people of this planet.” Quoted from ‘The Art of Prayer’ by Kenneth E Hagin Jesus is our Intercessor. His intercession provided salvation for all men through His substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, but it is only realised through His Intercessory ministry today in Heaven. God’s desire is that all men be saved, but in this context we are urged to join Christ in ministry as our Advocate through earnest, heartfelt prayer. Consider the implications of the following verses from the pen of Paul: “FIRST OF all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men… For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing a...

4 min2015 FEB 23
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030 - Holy Partnership

029 - Christ Our Intercessor

Job expressed the universal need of mankind when he cried: “For [God] is not a [mere] man, as I am, that I should answer Him, that we should come together in court. There is no umpire (days-man, one who argues) between us, who might lay his hand upon us both, [would that there were!]” (Job 9:32-33 AMP) Job needed an advocate to stand between him and God to plead his case. He knew that no ordinary man could do this as they would need a days-man of their own. All are guilty and condemned before a holy and righteous Judge. God also recognised this dilemma and acted on our behalf: “He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; And His own righteousness, it sustained Him.” (Isaiah 59:16 NKJV) He sent Jesus.

5 min2015 FEB 22
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029 - Christ Our Intercessor

028 Entrance To The Heart Of God

On no other subject do I feel more inadequate to express or even begin to formulate words that will do justice to the need, importance and privilege we have been given. It seems presumptuous to even talk about the kinds of prayer etc without saying clearly to the reader, I am as hungry as any to learn from Christ what it is to really pray! My heartfelt yearning is that these sessions will carry something of the Spirit of prayer, and impart not a hunger for man’s instruction, but a hunger for the instruction of the Holy Ghost who will lead us deeper. To learn to pray we must pray, not merely hear about praying! Pray, Pray, Pray! Our God will answer! Johh G Lake, the famous Apostle, received an angelic visitation in May 1920. The angel relayed a message from God regarding the Pentecostal blessing as recorded in Acts chapter 2, and prayer: “This is Pentecost as God gave it through the heart of Jesus. Strive for this. Contend for this. Teach the people to pray for this. For this and t...

4 min2015 FEB 21
Comments
028 Entrance To The Heart Of God

027 - Cultivating An Environment For Prayer

Regarding this area, just as a regular time is helpful, it is beneficial to have a regular place to pray. It allows the disciple to concentrate more fully because the environment is familiar, therefore less likely to distract. Also, the continued practice of prayer and the practice of the presence of God can open the heavens over a particular place making access to and from the spiritual realm easier. For example, it can be much easier to connect with God and focus your attention on prayer in a dedicated room of your own home, than to engage with God on a deep level in the aisles of the local supermarket. Again, there is no place where prayer cannot be made, but the intimacy of lovemaking is not something a couple engage in the car as they drive to work in the morning. Deep intimacy and oneness is reserved for the ‘secret place’ or the ‘chamber’. Our Bridegroom is calling us into the chamber of intimacy, where our heart and purpose become one. Equally, if you are serious about p...

5 min2015 FEB 20
Comments
027 - Cultivating An Environment For Prayer

026 - The Place of Prayer

The place of prayer There is no place where prayer may or may not be made. We do not have to face a certain direction, or be in a holy ‘building’ to pray. As with posture being one of humility and faith of the heart rather than position of the body, so the place is ‘in the spirit’, not a physical location. Pastor Andy Elmes of Family church, Portsmouth, relates it this way. He says that the ‘secret place’ is not a location, but a desire of the heart. The hungry heart will always find somewhere to pray and fellowship with God. The Scriptures do suggest if possible that we should however have a ‘place of prayer’; somewhere we retire to seek God. Jesus, for example, would often withdraw to the mountains, the desert, or even the Garden in Gethsemane. These were some of His favoured locations to fellowship with His Father. Other places prayer is made in the Bible include: i. In the desert/ a solitary place (Mark 1:35) ii. On a roof (Acts 10:9) iii. Up a mountain (Matt 14:23) iv. ...

5 min2015 FEB 19
Comments
026 - The Place of Prayer

025 - Set Times of Prayer

The Scriptures reveal that men of God and Jesus Himself (our ultimate example of the life of prayer) observed set times and seasons of prayer. The believer may pray at set times or at any time, and should seek to cultivate and maintain a spirit or attitude of prayer at all times. This attitude of heart constitutes the life of prayer, which when yielded to, results in both spontaneous expression, and habitual fellowship and intercession. i. Some saints prayed three times a day (morning, afternoon and evening) (Daniel 6:10; Psalm 55:16-17) ii. Some prayed at other set times or seasons (Acts 3:1; Acts 10:30 3pm – the ‘hour’ of prayer) iii. Peter prayed at noon (Acts 10:9) iv. At times Jesus prayed all night (Luke 6:12). v. Jesus also prayed very early in the morning (before day break) (Mark 1:35), as did David (Psalm 63:1) vi. Isaiah speaks of desiring God in the night, and seeking Him early in the morning (Isaiah 26:9) vii. We are encouraged as believers to pray at all times “[Jes...

5 min2015 FEB 18
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025 - Set Times of Prayer
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