Pray and Believe!

IMG_0026 - Copy“for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”(Luke 19:10)

Some Believers refer to praying for the lost or for one another as, “Standing in the gap” (Ezekiel 22:30) or “Praying them in.” Some call it intercessory prayer.

There is even a wonderful gospel song written by Knowles Shaw in 1874 called, “Bringing in the Sheaves.” He was inspired by Psalm 126:6; “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. (1 John 5:14-15 NKJV)

The key to any prayer is, “According to His Will.” One thing is for certain…it is God’s will for a lost soul to be saved.”  Another key to any prayer is, “Believing.”

Claim someone for the kingdom in prayer, even if you have to pray for 20 years to see the answer. I believe God has perfect timing when He answers any prayer.


The prayer of a person living right with God

is something powerful to be reckoned with.


(James 5:16 The Message)

Categories: attitude, Bible, Christian, Christianity, devotions, encouragement, faith, hope, inspiration, prayer, Religion, Spirituality | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Pray and Believe!

  1. I have always believed that prayer works, Butch. Thanks for the reminder “according to His will.”
    blessings ~ maxi


  2. Without ceasing.


  3. Great post. We have a long prayer “hit list” at home.


  4. Yes, I agree with you! I love the concept / image of “standing in the gap!”
    I grew up singing “Bringing in the sheaves.” That’s an old song! Even in my childhood, it was not sung often, but that melody and the words take me back to the little church of my childhood. Precious memory! ~ Sheila


  5. To do what we are called to do…
    Thank you Butch!


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