The Christian Faith
Radio Hour Podcast

Episode #53:
“The Prayer
of God” &
the Ministry
of Prayer

14 July 2023

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

And it came to be in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in the prayer of God.
— Luke 6:12, SV

We need a greatly uplifted view of prayer in these days, as we see the poor condition of the church and the desperate situation of this country as a whole.

To pray “the prayer of God” means that we do not simply ask God for so many things, or to help us with various aspects of our life. Rather, in such prayer we stand with God for His will in heaven to be done on the earth. As Watchman Nee states in his book, The Prayer Ministry of the Church:

In all matters related to Him, God will not act until he obtains the cooperation of the will on earth….The church’s ministry includes bringing down to earth the will that is in heaven [Matt. 6:9-10]. But exactly how does the church bring this about? It is by praying on the earth….Prayer as work or ministry means that we stand on God’s side, desiring what He desires.

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RESOURCES REFERRED TO IN THIS EPISODE

Note: “The Prayer of the God”

Book: “Lawlessness, the Left and the Antichrist”

Book: “The Prayer Ministry of the Church”

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BIBLE VERSES

Luke 6:12: The prayer of God.

Matthew 6:9-10: The pattern for our prayer.

Matthew 16:19, 18:18: The prayers offered on the earth control heaven.

Exodus 17:9-11: The example of Moses praying as Joshua was fighting.

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RECORDING

This edition of the program was recorded on Friday, 30 June 2023.

 

 

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