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Obedience and Prevailing Intercessory Prayer

Sometimes disobedience is considered a minor matter when it comes to prayer. But the testimony of the Bible suggests otherwise, as the following Scriptures and articles attest.

Scriptures

1 John 3:22 “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we KEEP His commandments and DO those things that are pleasing in His sight.”

1 Tim. 2:8 "I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up HOLY hands, without wrath and doubting."


Obedience and Prevailing Intercessory Prayer

E. M. Bounds
 
Obedience and Intercessory Prayer Part 1
 
"He who would pray, must obey. He who would get anything out of his prayers, must be in perfect harmony with God. Prayer puts into those who sincerely pray a spirit of obedience, for the spirit of disobedience is not of God and belongs not to God's praying hosts. An obedient life is a great help to prayer. In fact, an obedient life is a necessity to prayer, to the sort which accomplishes things. The absence of an obedient life makes prayer an empty performance, a mere misnomer." Read More from Bounds, Necessity of Prayer, "Obedience and Intercessory Prayer" Part 1

Obedience and Intercessory Prayer Part 2

"The "lifting up of holy hands" is essential to Christlike praying. It is not, however, a holiness which only dedicates a closet to God, which sets apart merely an hour to him, but a consecration which takes hold of the entire man, which dedicates the whole life to God." Read More from Bounds Necessity of Prayer, "Obedience and Intercessory Prayer" Part 2