POWER AND PRAYER

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Affirm

If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O LORD, who could stand?

But with you there is forgiveness, therefore you are feared.

Psalm 130:4

TEXT

Mark 11:20-26

Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (NKJV)

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“I do not argue the question as to whether anything happens in prayer- I simply testify: it does. It works. It was said of Jesus that he prayed all night upon the mountain, and when he came down in the morning ‘the power of the Lord was present to heal.’ Of course it was. The power of the Lord will be present to heal through us if we give ourselves to prayer.

‘The streams that turn the machinery of the world have their rise in solitary places.’ Those who move this age toward God have moved out of this age to the solitary places. Then they come back with power.”

-E. Stanley Jones, The Christ of Every Road

Declare

But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

-Hebrews 12:22-24

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