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This is short, 10-15 minute, daily teaching on PRAYER. We will discuss "What is prayer?" "How to pray?" "When to pray?" "What to pray?" and all aspects of prayer. 2021 is "The Year of Prayer" and this study will bring into a deeper relationship with God, through Christ Jesus and through prayer!

Prayer 2021 Pastor Robert Thibodeau

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This is short, 10-15 minute, daily teaching on PRAYER. We will discuss "What is prayer?" "How to pray?" "When to pray?" "What to pray?" and all aspects of prayer. 2021 is "The Year of Prayer" and this study will bring into a deeper relationship with God, through Christ Jesus and through prayer!

    Prayer 2021 - June 12 - The Holy Spirit's Help in Prayer pt 1

    Prayer 2021 - June 12 - The Holy Spirit's Help in Prayer pt 1

    Scripture For Today:James 5:16“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”The Holy Spirit’s Help in Prayer pt 1I want to look at some of the things the Apostle Paul has taught us about the Holy Spirit and prayer. He said many, many things about prayer. We’ve covered some of things he taught in some of our prayer lessons. But I want to focus the next couple of sessions on what Paul taught us about “The Holy Spirit’s Help in Prayer.” Amen!
    Let’s begin by looking at Romans 8:26-27
    “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”
    Paul is saying something here that Jesus NEVER talked about in the Gospels. Really – Go check it out… amen! He is teaching us about the Holy Spirit HELPING US to pray. Amen!
    Jesus taught on many principles of prayer. He talked about two or more agreeing together and how that amplifies the power of prayer. He talked about the prayer of faith, that we discussed around Mark 11:23-24.
    But Jesus never taught His disciples, while He was here in His earthly ministry, about the Holy Spirit would help them in prayer – as Paul is sharing with us in Romans 8:26.
    Jesus never taught about praying in the Spirit or praying in other tongues. Why? Well, the main reason is because the people He was talking to did not yet have the Pentecostal experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit themselves. They did not have any idea of what “speaking in other tongues” could even mean.
    Do you want to see an example of what I mean? In John 11:33, we know the story of Lazarus and how Jesus was late to the funeral, right? But the reason, He wanted to demonstrate He had the power over death. But their unbelief was getting to Him. Verse 33 says, “When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.”
    I believe He was speaking in tongues! They had no idea what it was. He was probably praying in tongues, more or less what we would refer to as “under His breath.” Think about…
    How do I come to that conclusion? Because the disciples had no idea what He said. They called it a GROANING. But what happened next? He asked, “Where have you put him?”
    The decision had been made – He was going to do something that ONLY God could do! Amen!
    THAT is what praying in the Holy Ghost can do for YOU! You can bring the Power of God on the scene in an instant. The Holy Spirit can sweep in and knock any demon out that is bothering you. But YOU have to believe. YOU have to understand. YOU have to take action and PRAY in the Holy Spirit to bring HIM on the scene. Praise God!
    Let’s Pray!
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    Prayer 2021 - June 11 - Walking in the Light of God's Word pt 2

    Prayer 2021 - June 11 - Walking in the Light of God's Word pt 2

    Scripture For Today: 1 Thessalonians 3:10 “Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.”Walking in the Light of God’s Word pt 2We left off yesterday about walking in the Light of God’s Word takes Faith and it takes Action on our part. It is not something you can just wish for. You need to be reading, studying and listening to God’s Word on a daily basis.
    In Psalm 110:25, we read, “…quicken me according to your Word.” Jesus said, in John 15:7, “If you abide in me and my words abide in you…”
    You see, God cannot quicken us according to His Word, although He wants to, unless His Word abides IN US. That means we need to be walking according to His Word, which means walking in the light. The Light of His Word. Amen!
    The Word is true whether we, you or anyone who doubts the Word – it is still TRUE, through and through. Amen. Whether you choose to put it to work or not is a decision you make.
    It’s kind of like, let’s say someone gives you a brand new car. Title and all. Just park it your driveway and toss you the keys.
    You can say all you want, “I don’t believe that…”
    But every day you leave the house to catch the bus, there is the that car, waiting to take you.
    Finally, you say, “Well, I’ll get in it and see what happens.”
    But you don’t use the KEYS.
    You’ll just sit there. And sit there and sit there.
    So you get out and tell everyone, “I told it wouldn’t work…”
    You fool, take the key, put it in the ignition and turn the key! You’ll be amazed at what will happen! Amen!
    Well, the Word of God is the same way. Some people have a Bible, but never read it. It is not doing them any good at all.
    You have to READ THE BIBLE for it to become active in your life. And that is only done when YOU make the decision to READ IT. Amen!
    Let’s Pray!
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    Prayer 2021 - June 10 - Walking in the Light of God's Word pt 1

    Prayer 2021 - June 10 - Walking in the Light of God's Word pt 1

    Scripture For Today: Romans 15:30“I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.” Walking in the Light of God’s Word pt 1Jesus said in John 15:7, “If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will and it should be done unto you.”
    We have been studying about “God’s Word Needs to Abide in Us” for several days, but today I want to pivot a little bit and talk with you about “Walking in the Light of God’s Word.”
    We covered yesterday that the Word of God is a light unto our path – and it is. Psalm 119:130 says, “The entrance of your Word gives light.”
    As I shared yesterday, if you have God’s Word in your heart, it will shine a light onto your path. You are then able to walk in the light and you can make progress on what you are trying to do and achieve the results you are seeking. His Light shines into the darkness and reveals the plots of the devil as he is trying to trip you up.
    But that can only happen when you have His Word in your heart. Not in your mind – in your heart. Amen!
    If there is no action on your part to put God’s Word into your heart, then your path will be dark and it will be easier for the devil to trip you up or send you down a wrong turn. Light on your path only comes through God’s Word and the Word only comes through your eyes, your ears and into your heart. There is no other way.
    You cannot tattoo the Word of God on your body, proclaiming your faith and think that is impressing Jesus or will get you into Heaven. It does not work that way.
    Also, notice there is nothing in this verse talking about STANDING in the light. Nothing. First John 1:7 says, “If we WALK in the Light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another.” It does not say, “If we stand in the Light.” It does not say, “If we look at the light.” It does not say, “If we think about the Light.” It does not say, “If we memorize the light.”
    It says “IF WE WALK in the Light…”
    God’s Word IS a light unto our path. A path is something we walk on. To walk implies action on our part – not God’s part. To walk down that path, only with the Word of God shining a light on the next step – takes Faith. Faith in the Light. Faith in the Word of God. Faith in God Himself. Amen!
    So, if we put together the last several different sessions we have been studying, you come to this realization. To get ANYTHING from God, we must do several things…
    First, we must pray TO THE FATHER
    When we pray, we do so IN THE NAME OF JESUS
    We then must ASK for what we desire
    Then we must BELIEVE WE RECEIVE our prayers as answered.
    Then we must ACT as if we have received the answer. Not looking for the answer in the natural – just believing we have already received it and that it will respond in the natural based upon the Spiritual answer we already have
    When we do that – we WILL see the results! We have Jesus’s promises on it – as we have already discussed. Several scriptures – I’m not going to go back over them, but let just leave you with Mark 11:24, praise God!
    “Therefore, I say unto you, whatever you ask for, in prayer, believe that you have received it and it shall be yours…”
    Amen!
    Let’s Pray!
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    Prayer 2021 - June 9 - God's Word Needs to Abide in Us pt 5

    Prayer 2021 - June 9 - God's Word Needs to Abide in Us pt 5

    Scripture For Today: Acts 10:31“And the angel said, Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor…”God’s Word Needs to Abide in Us pt 5We have been talking about having the Words of Jesus abide in you. We left off yesterday with a scripture from Romans chapter 10, verse 38 which reads, “But what does it say? The word is near thee, even in your mouth and in your heart: that is, The WORD OF FAITH, which we preach.”
    The Bible, the God inspired word is called here, “The Word of Faith.” Praise God!
    If this Word abides in YOU and in YOUR heart, it will cause Faith to rise up and defeat whatever devil is trying to stop you, distract you or harm you or you family. But notice, it is not the Word you know, mentally. It is not the Word you have memorized. It is the Word that is where? IN YOUR HEART. Amen!
    You see, when you KNOW the Word…when you KNOW IT, deep down on the inside of you, you will not be praying in the dark, because when you KNOW the Word – it brings light into whatever situation you are facing. The Psalmist said, in Psalm 119:105 – “Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
    When you know the Word, you are not stumbling about in the darkness. Your pathway is illuminated with the Word of God in your heart. You will know which path to take and you will see any obstacles that are there and go around them or go over them or go through them – because greater is He that is IN YOU than he that is in the world. Amen!
    Some people, some PASTORS, some DENOMINATIONS, want to argue against Divine healing and the walk of Faith. I can’t understand why. I just don’t get it. I believe, probably, that at some point in time, they had prayed for something or someone and their prayers were not answered. Oh, they were answered, but not the way they wanted them to be answered.
    For example, they prayed that someone they loved would be healed and ended up dying. So they wrote off praying in Faith forever at that point. “I’m a person of faith. I prayed and it didn’t work. So that tells me praying for healing is bogus. God will do what God wants to do and we can’t influence it one way or another.” Or they prayed about their income or about a job or – well about anything.
    And just because God did not answer their prayer the way THEY WANTED it answered, they figure it is not God’s Will that ANYONE ever get a prayer like that answered.
    Folks…I’m almost out of time…but let me share this with you before we close for today.
    Back in 1989, I lost the best career I had been working in at that time. I lost it with only 12 days notice my services were no longer required. I had no back up plan. I had not other skills. I had no savings for emergencies. And I was lost as lost could be at that time.
    Even I PRAYED… but it did not work out the way I wanted it to.
    Fast forward 8 years. I was in another career. Top of my field. Respected by my peers. All was good. And then, the contract we were operating under was cancelled by our home office and, in a matter of 3 months time, I went from operating the #2 producing office in the nation, to shuttering the doors forever…
    I WAS BORN AGAIN during that time. Do you believe I was praying? You’re absolutely right! But, again, God did not answer my prayers. But I did not write off the Word of Faith. Not at all.
    Fast forward again, about 12 years later. I was at the top of my law enforcement career. Loving life. I was the Chaplain for our departments FOP, had been for several years. I was being promoted ahead of my peers…I was living life again and enjoying life. Then an accident happened that injured me…
    With in just a few more years, several surgeries, dozens of procedures, I was told I would not be able to continue working in that career field.
    I had been praying fervently for healing…
    But, if God would have an

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    Prayer 2021 - June 8 - God's Word Needs to Abide in Us pt 4

    Prayer 2021 - June 8 - God's Word Needs to Abide in Us pt 4

    Scripture For Today: Luke 22:44 “And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.” God’s Word Needs to Abide in Us pt 4We have been talking about having the Words of Jesus abide in you. I’ve been sharing a personal story where, in the midst of one of the largest ministry events I had been a part of up to that date, a demon of sickness was trying to take me out. He knew I was the key element on our team. If he could just slow me down or take me out of that event for that one day, then the concert would not be as successful as it had been in other cities. And the devil, for whatever reason, fought hard that day to keep the soul winning concert out of Toledo, Ohio.
    I shared how I fought for almost 18 hours to accomplish all of my assigned duties, including being the MC for the evening and deliver a 15 minute sermon. It really was an awesome concert and ministry event. But the reason it stands out in my mind is because of the spiritual battle that took place in my physical body throughout the day and evening.
    But, once it was over – Jesus won. Praise God. That is the point I’m trying to get you to understand. War is hell. War is not fun. But, if a soldier does what he or she is trained to do, even in the midst of a terrible battle, the outcome is usually a good one. In this particular case, I had to revert back to the only thing I could do, with so much activity taking place all around me and that I was the coordination center for it all.
    I prayed. And I prayed. And I prayed – all day and evening long. I basically stayed in a constant from of prayer throughout the entire event. It was physically and emotionally and spiritually draining. It really was.
    But that is how you take a stand ON the Word of God. That is how you take a stand IN THE NAME of Jesus. That is how you take a stand that builds your Faith to new levels.
    You see, the devil lost three times that day. Yes, I said three times…
    First, he did not take me out of the event like he had planned…which would caused a lot of confusion throughout the day and evening. They would have gotten through it, no doubt. But all of the details would have been jumbled and they would not have been as organized as they were used to. So, first, he did not take me out of the event…
    Two, we had over 3,000 people in attendance and hundreds of souls were saved and many healings and miracles occurred that night. A lot of that was the anointing of Dr. Johnson, but the point is, the meeting was being prayed for – hard – all day long. I stayed in a constant state of prayer all day and even while the event was being conducted.
    Third, the devil lost a third time because, I gained valuable insight into how important prayer truly is in serious situation. I learned how to rely on God through prayer alone, in the Name of Jesus, and seen it work. This is something I have used in spiritual battles, in the natural as well, for years and years.
    My faith went to new levels that night. Levels I had never dreamed I would be operating in or at. My faith grew where, as new attacks would come, I would stand and not cower. I immediately begin to pray. I know prayer works miracles. I liken myself to the Cavalry Troop commander in the movie “Apocalypse Now.” Where he is standing, walking on the beach, directing his troops in battle. The enemy is firing all around him. Mortar shells are exploding on the beach. It seems like total confusion is happening all around him.
    But he steady as a rock. He is standing there, not even flinching as the enemy is firing all around him. The battle is raging hard. Yet, he stands there, cool as can be, inspiring his men to continue the fight. His famous lines, “Do you smell that? That’s napalm. I love the smell of napalm. It smells like – Victory.” Do you remember that? If you are old

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    Prayer 2021 - June 7 - God's Word Needs to Abide in Us pt 3

    Prayer 2021 - June 7 - God's Word Needs to Abide in Us pt 3

    Scripture For Today: Luke 3:21 “When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened…” God’s Word Needs to Abide in Us pt 3We have been talking about having the Words of Jesus abide in you. Yesterday, I gave an example of what happened to me when I was responsible for setting up, directing and even preaching, at a major soul winning concert held in Toledo, Ohio. There was about 3,000+ people in attendance.
    And I had the flu come upon me the morning of the concert. I mean fever, chills, sweats, sore throat, larengitis, the whole nine yards. But I was the one responsible for coordinating every single aspect of the concert. I was the concert director, floor director, personnel director, load in and load out manager. Dr. Johnson had a major ministry with the Church of God in Christ and this was one of his biggest events. I could not allow a demon of the flu to keep me down and cause that night to fail.
    I shared with you how I spent almost the entire day praying. And as the concert started, that demon kicked his attack up a notch. I would introduce the next preliminary group to perform and then go back stage and pray. By the time I got back stage, my nose was running, I was sweating from the fever, I could barely talk! I would start to pray and 15 minutes later, I would have to back out on stage in front of 3000+ people and do my job of introducing the next group. I even preached for 15 minutes that night. Then go back stage and the symptoms would come right back on my and I’d pray some more.
    But, in the end, the devil lost and Jesus won. Jesus ALWAYS WINS.
    There is an old Gospel song that goes, “God may not always show up when you want Him, but He is ALWAYS right on time!”
    Folks, you MUST abide in Jesus. John 15:7-8 says, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit. So shall you be my disciples.”
    I shared how we had hundreds of people accept Christ through that concert. And the next day, I was completely healed. Amen! The devil lost and Jesus won. God was Glorified. Amen!
    Only when the Word of God abides IN YOU - in your heart – not in your memory. You can memorize a thousand scriptures but not have them in your heart. His Words must be IN YOUR HEART to have Faith. Only when His Words abide in you will you generate the type of overcoming Faith that can chase demons away. Only then, can you live a victorious life. Amen!
    When you were young, momma’s faith could work miracles. But it is time for you to grow up spiritually and stop be a child in the faith.
    Let’s pray!
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