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THE PRAYER OF PETITION

Posted by Stanley Onyebum Mar 27, 2012

CANDID TALK: Did you ever give up a desire because you felt you had no power to get it?


Often, we are faced with situations that seem beyond our powers to control. We wish we could do something about them, but we find that the forces at play aren’t within our sphere of influence… Yes, the world in which we live functions according to specific laws, both human and natural laws, and we can understand the cause and effects of life’s affairs through these laws.

 

It’s remarkable, however, that men have been able to intrude on the pre-arranged course of nature at different times in history. Joshua, for instance, in his bid to win a war, prayed to God that the sun stood still, and it happened. Elijah the prophet sought to proclaim the relevance and power of God to the people of his generation, so he prayed that it shouldn’t rain in the earth, and the heavens were shut for a space of three-and-a-half years. King Hezekiah was able to reverse God’s pronouncement of death on his life when he turned his face to the wall in prayer. All these and many others wrought changes in realms that appeared beyond their wherewithal through the prayer of petition.

 

The conditions of Elijah’s day aren’t so distant from what we experience today; nor are the challenges of olden times removed from the difficulties we may face today. But can we still effect changes and work miracles today through the petition prayer? The answer is an emphatic ‘yes’ according to Chris Oyakhilome PhD. In his ever so explicit style, he expounds the keystone wisdom thatunderstanding the mind of God on the subject of your prayer establishes the confidence and authority upon which your petitions are made. You’ll be metamorphosed as you unravel the mysteries to key results through the prayer of petition.

 

Candid Talk: Did you ever give up a desire because you felt you had no power to get it?

Candid Talk: Did you ever receive a prophetic Word that didn’t materialize? What went through your mind later on?


Many folks would exhibit tenacity in their jobs, business endeavours, projects, academic pursuits, or in some life situations marked by daunting challenges…  They remain resolved in their undertakings until they accomplish their goals. But not so many people consider prayer in the same light; the importance of being tenacious in our entreaties to God isn’t so understood.

 

As postulated by Chris Oyakhilome PhD., “Too many times, people have their desires within reach and somehow still don’t get it.” The reason is simply that they give up too soon. In some cases, a fellow goes as far as receiving a prophetic word concerning his request; he hears the sound of abundance of rain coming, but his dream never seems to materialize. What happened to the prophecy then?


In How To Pray Effectively, the author gives a clear response to this exclusive query as he explains the importance of tenacity in prayer and what we must do with prophecies when we do receive them. In the pages subtitled: “Continue Until There’s A Change”, he shares a wealth of knowledge that liberates the desirous soul from the hollow of stillborn dreams.

 

Candid Talk: Did you ever receive a prophetic Word that didn’t materialize? What went through your mind later on?