The most powerful prayer you can pray!

April 16th, 2010 · by Tom Stuart · Prayer, TOP TEN ALL TIME Posts

Some circumstances make it difficult for us to know how to pray.  There is a prayer that anyone, anywhere, at any time can pray and be confident that God has heard and will answer. 

Like any prayer, the words are not as important as the attitude of heart that expresses it.

Whenever Jesus prayed it, God the Father worked miracles. (Mark 6:41)

The apostle Paul said whenever you pray, you should always pray this.  More than twenty times in the New Testament Paul himself prayed this prayer or encouraged others to do so. (Philippians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:18)

In the Old Testament, David, it’s greatest king and psalmist, prayed this prayer more than twenty-five times as well.  You’ll find most of those prayers in the Psalms.  David encouraged us that it was the key to entering God’s Presence (Psalm 100:4)

Great battles were won when people prayed this prayer.  (2 Chronicles 20:21)

It is the SIMPLEST and SHORTEST PRAYER in the Bible.  You don’t need to memorize it.  And it is probably the GREATEST PRAYER of FAITH a person can pray

And yet although this prayer is encouraged throughout the Bible and so powerful, typically MOST PEOPLE FORGET TO PRAY THIS PRAYER!

In fact, Jesus encounter with one group of people indicates that maybe ONLY ONE IN TEN PRAY IT.  And He greatly commended those who did.  (Luke 17:16-17)

What is this prayer?  Click here to find out! 

(1 Thessalonians 5:18 . . . give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. )

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23 Responses to “The most powerful prayer you can pray!”

  1. Tom last year I looked foward to getting up and diving into Sparkling Gems from the Greek.Since having read the complete book I was hopeing something would come along to replace it. Tom your blog was it.

    THANKS FOR THE GEM

    DICK

  2. Dick – Thanks for the encouragement. I am enjoying the daily discipline of writing and so glad that you are being blessed as well. Tom

  3. I applied somewhere but I have had no reply yet.Please pray for me for a success in the outcome of what I am waiting for.Thanks and May God bless u

  4. Viban – Thank you for your comment. Sorry for not having replied sooner. I will join you in prayer that the breakthrough you are believing for will happen. Blessings to you as well!

  5. Prayer Request :

    Please GOD forgive me for any mistake ,I have ever done in this birth or any other previous birth and please answer my prayer . Please unite me back with my beloved and bless me with my marriage with him ,with our parents blessings and happiness before the end of year 2012 .Please help me GOD .Please don’t let me lose faith in you GOD .

    GOD BLESS YOU.

  6. Thank you for your prayer request. I will be standing with you in prayer and ask some others in my church to pray for you as well. “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” Psalm 34:18. May the Lord hear the cry of your heart and answer your prayers. He will hold you in the palm of his hand and no one or nothing will be able to rob you of your place and faith in Him. Blessings!!!

  7. I have been charged with some very serious charges in court and i am facing an uphill battle in court. A petition has been filed to revoke my probation and take away my freedom.Please stand in the gap for me and pray for me that God will intervene in my situation and give me mercy and favor with the judge and prosecutor over my case and that the lord will go before me and fight this battle for me.Please pray for me that God will deliver me from going to prison.God bless you

  8. I will be praying with you for God to be merciful in the midst of judgment. There is a great promise from Habakkuk 3:2 “I have heard all about you, LORD. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy.’ God is a merciful God and promises to lift up those who humble themselves before Him just as you are doing. May the Lord strengthen you in your determination to cast yourself upon Him. He cares for those who cast their cares on Him. Blessings to you. Please share your ocontinuing testimony and victories with us.

  9. my son Jonathon, will call his mother , pleading lord, for his outreach to his mom

  10. Standing with you in prayer!!! He is the God of the breakthrough and promises to do exceeding abundantly above anything we can ask or think. Blessings – Tom

  11. Dear God, I ask you please to forgive me for all of my sins, all the wrong and bad things that I have done i my whole entire life. Please forgive my bad moutning and bad thoughs about other people. Thank you Godl I need your help please for my son who’s probation is being revoked, please don’t let the courts send him back to prison, I also ask you please that my son find help for his drinking and anger problems. Thank you God for your help.

  12. Praying with and for you that God gives you a breakthrough!!! He is faithful to forgive, restore and give you a future and hope in Him.

  13. Lord please forgive me for all my sins and wrong I have done, I pray you can intervene in my love’s life and bring us back together soon, before it is too late. He intervened in mine and now I need to have the faith that He will answer my prayers. Please God reunite us so we can live a blessed life under Your name! Amen

  14. Lord I join my faith in praying for a breakthrough in the life of this precious sister in the Lord. We thank you for your forgiveness and the restoration power of your Holy Spirit. Amen!

  15. I had been cheated ammount is £ 7000.00, in this situation i’m very much depressed, psycologically disturbed, i had to repay back this ammount which i borrowed fr my friends, at present i don’t have any options to generated any source of income, i don’t any funds left with me, slogging for my daily survival, i feel that i may end my life.
    I do kindly request you all to pls pray for me, i’m very much sure that with the help of your prayers i may survive from this critical situation.
    Thnking you all those who are keeping me in their prayers, may our loving God bless you all.

  16. Father, in the name of Jesus your Son, we thank you for this dear man and stand together with him in prayer. You have promised that you would meet all of our needs out of your riches in Glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19) Meet all of his needs now even as we begin to pray. Release faith, hope and love into his life in such a way that the despair, darkness and oppression be broken over him. Open up a door of hope that provides him a new perspective on life, your divine protection, faithful people to encourage him and opportunity for constructive change and provision. We pray that he might know that he is loved and blessed by You! Amen

  17. I pray Thee oh Lord that may the Light of your face shine on this brother who is in this gruesome and heart-broken situation. God the Father, God the son and God the Holy Ghost, grant to him according to his heart requires.

  18. Please pray for my husband Donny – we have been married almost 21 years and he left me and our 2 kids for another woman and she is facing drug charges. Please pray the hedge of thorns prayer around him and the other woman will leave him and he will get off drugs and he let’s the Lord come into his life and that Donny will come back home with a loving heart.

  19. I am so sorry to hear about your difficult situation. Your prayer request is a sacred trust and I will join you in praying for a breakthrough. God is faithful to hear the cries of his children. Just as Jesus promised to hear the persistent pleas for justice like the widow pleading with the unjust judge in His parable in Luke 18:1-6 so God will hear your plea.

  20. Please paray for prodigal spouse who threw me out and our 10 month old son because of another woman. I pray that every bond or communication he has with these women will be broken in the mighty name of Jesus and John will come back for us . Amen

  21. Praying with you – God we pray for John who has wandered from the faith and become an unfaithful spouse. We thank you God that you are a loving, waiting father who longs to run to and embrace him when he returns home to you. (Luke 15:11-32)

    We thank you God that your kindness is meant to lead him to repentance. (Romans 2:4)
    Lamentations 3:22-23
    Because of your “great love we are not consumed, for your compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (NIV)
    Hosea 2:6
    We pray that if necessary you would “block John’s path with thorn bushes” and “wall him in so he cannot find his way.” (NIV) Let him eat husks with the pigs so that he will…
    Acts 3:19
    “repent then, and turn to God, so that his sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” (NIV)

  22. Please prayer group. Please pray from me. i am passing through time that i don’t even how i have gotten up till this point in time.

    I know that Jesus died on the Cross for our sins and i know that God is God. Please i need him to grant me my heart request and do not let me to be put to shame in the presents of my enemy.

    GOD COME AND ANSWER ME NOW AND MAKE OUR COVENANT A NEW ONE.

  23. I am standing with you for a breakthrough in your life. May Jesus, the burden bearer sustain you with His strength and defeat every enemy in your life, making you more than a conqueror because He loves you. We pray that as you wait upon Him He will work miraculously for you. (Isaiah 64:4)

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