"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
(James 5:16 KJV)
"Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;"
(Romans 12:11-12 KJV)
"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."
(Jeremiah 33:3 KJV)
"Fervourless prayer has no heart in it; it is an empty thing, an unfit vessel. Heart, soul, and life, must find place in all real praying. Heaven must be made to feel the force of this crying unto God". This was written by E. M. Bounds in his book, "The Necessity of Prayer".
Enthusiasm stems from two Greek words, en meaning "in" and theos, "God." To be enthusiastic is to be energized and inspired by Our Awesome God. A Biblical counterpart to enthusiastic is fervent. To be fervent in spirit is to "boil with heat, to be hot; as in boiling with genuine love for God and others." Also, zeal is a Biblical synonym for enthusiasm.
When you are fervent and enthusiastic about praying, it comes from the heart and a continual prayer such as this gets answers, but not always the way we prefer. Our Awesome God knows what is best and, since He wants the best for all His children, we should seek and accept His way. He sees and knows the best way for all (Romans 8:28).
Keep enthusiasm in your praying, it comes from the heart. Pray frequently, it puts your walk closer to God because you get to know Him better. He loves you and wants your attention. An encouraging church will help you develop an attitude of enthusiasm for your God and His work. Pray fervently and frequently to Our Awesome God! Then watch God work as He heals people mentally, physically and spiritually. It should make you look forward to what God will do today!
Learn more about Our Awesome God by reading His Holy Bible, praying to Him and worshipping in a church which preaches and teaches the Holy Bible. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 10:30 AM and at 6:00 PM for Bible Study. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests, and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. First, it is time that you should know and love Our Awesome God as your creator and Savior. We can show you how from the Word of God and we love visitors.
Flo & Bill