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GOD ANSWERS

PRAYER

SAMUEL LEGODI





COPYRRIGHT SAMUEL LEGODI 2018



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Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgement

1. Invitation to prayer

2. Effects of prayer

3. The mind in prayer

4. The Holy Spirit in prayer

5. Answers to prayer

i. God in prayer

ii. God hears prayer

iii. God’s will in prayer

iv. Waiting in prayer

v. God is the source

vi. Ask and receive

vii. Believe you receive

viii. See the answer in prayer

ix. Pray with a thankful heart

6. Why some prayers are not answered







Foreword


As I was reading this book, really I saw what God could do if we immerse ourselves in prayer. This book is an eye-opener. Indeed prayer itself is an eye-opener. You cannot be a prayerful person and experience no effects of prayer. Apostle Samuel Legodi brings another dimensions in this book, as he explains how prayer makes tremendous power available. Prayer brings and releases power and its dynamics. A prayerful person can change situations


Apostle Samuel Legodi reveals the importance of prayer as he shows us that God answers prayer. I believe that after you read this book, your prayer life will change. God hears prayers and He attend to prayer done in faith. It is my desire that all ministers may have this book. This will not only change you, but also your ministry.

Apostle Jason M Scheepers






ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I really appreciate my son in the Lord Eric Thongo who took prayer to the maximum and took everything I said into practice until I felt challenged to pray more. Solly Mathibela for your fervent prayers. Prophetess Grace, I was moved by your five hours prayers daily. Bishop J.S Ndhlovu, you taught prayer and still living it. I am grateful for the impact you made in my life.





Invitation to Prayer


Imagine the owner of a big company calls you into his office and ask you to talk with him about his own business. He asks for your inputs on what is his. Understand that whatever you say will be taken serious. He wants to make decisions on your terms. Consider the second approach that this owner wants you to have toward him. He wants you to tell him what you want and he will do it. He just unreservedly says whatever you need tell me and I will do it. Not because you are somewhat great or famous, neither are you a big shot. He just lavishly wants to cater for you. Don’t you want to have a life that you just know what will happen before it happens? Imagine the only person who has the prescience calls you into his office to reveal all to you. He wants to reveal to you His intentions and of all His rivals. And the person He believes to can be trusted is you. He wants you to learn His ways not by rote but heartily so it be your convictions too. He does not mind giving you the keys to bind and loose.


It is the Most High God who is inviting you to His throne to confer on matters that affect the whole universe and the people in your generation and that which is to come. He wants you to bring your views on the table and He tell you His. The writer of Hebrews after a discourse on Christ’s Sonship and Priesthood, segue into the blood bought right to come boldly to the throne of grace. He made sure we understand that Jesus is not oblivious of our personal flaws, but wants us to come without condemnation. He penned it this way, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). The Greek says proserchomai oun meta parrhesia thronos. It actually says, “Approach therefore, with freedom in speaking and without using figures and comparisons, to the throne”. In simple terms come speak your heart without concealing anything. It is in this invitation that God wants us to commune with Him about deep seated issues. We understand that in the holy of holies only the High priest was to get in, yet in the New Testament we are called to get in too.


The blood of my Saviour Jesus Christ made it possible for us to get where the nation of Israel couldn’t get in, except the high priest once in a year. The high priest will go in once, but we are not given a certain day or time. We have access without limitation. If he effected and invoked the blessing over a nation for a year in one day, how much more can we do each and every day in a year? Just getting in the face of God humbly and tell Him our mind.

When God initiated this to Abraham, our father of faith did not hesitate to use the opportunity to seek the sparing of Sodom and Gomorrah on the premises of fifty down to ten righteous people in those cities. According to Genesis 18:17-33 God wouldn’t do anything to those cities without informing Abraham first. But Abraham was supposed to be there so God can talk to Him. God wants people who will be available. You and I are invited to His throne room to talk with Him.


One of the prophets that come to mind is Amos from 7:1-6. He took it upon himself to be in the council of God and discuss the fate of His people. Read how the discussion in session was. “Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings. And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? For he is small. The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD. Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part. Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? For he is small. The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD. Amos understood that he is given the change to be the spokesman of Israel. Almighty God chooses you to be one of His court officials. See, God works with a judicial team.



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