Sabbath: The Promise of Prayer

Read for This Week’s Study: Col. 4:2Rom. 12:12Matt. 26:34–44Heb. 11:6James 4:2John 14:151 Thess. 4:3.

Memory Text:

“Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice” (Psalm 55:17, NKJV).

Key Thought: In numerous places in the Bible the Lord calls us to pray because prayer is an essential component of our walk with Him.

Ellen White gave us these words on the issue of prayer: “Our heavenly Father waits to bestow upon us the fullness of His blessing. It is our privilege to drink largely at the fountain of boundless love. What a wonder it is that we pray so little! God is ready and willing to hear the sincere prayer of the humblest of His children, and yet there is much manifest reluctance on our part to make known our wants to God. What can the angels of heaven think of poor helpless human beings, who are subject to temptation, when God’s heart of infinite love yearns toward them, ready to give them more than they can ask or think, and yet they pray so little and have so little faith? The angels love to bow before God; they love to be near Him. They regard communion with God as their highest joy; and yet the children of earth, who need so much the help that God only can give, seem satisfied to walk without the light of His Spirit, the companionship of His presence.”—Steps to Christ, p. 94.That about sums it all up, doesn’t it?

Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, March 10.

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Sabbath: The Promise of Prayer — 15 Comments

  1. Through prayers thats the only way to overcome our challenges. In this weeks prayer am requesting a prayer request for my mum who is sick and under medication. All blesings be with you brethren. thanks.

    Yours Brethren
    Ronald Oyaro

  2. Remember my family in prayer, especially my son who has left the Lord and is now going through a divorce. My prayer for him is that he will give his heart to the Lord and serve Him once again. Pray for me that I will receive pass all of my subjects with A's this quarter and that God will give me His wisdom, discernment and that He will increase my faith to fulfill His purpose in my life.

  3. It is truly satisfying to know that when we pray God hears us, not necessarily having to answer, please pray for my friend who has lost her husband who may not understand this weeks lesson, who is also not an Adventist. I pray that she gets comfort from understanding that she can say anything she wants and God will be listening.

  4. I'm praying for your mother at this very moment, Ronald; and for you and your son Liz. I also want to ask you to pray for me. Just one week ago I was ordained as an Elder in my church and Satan has been attacking me more than ever since then. Please brothers and sisters, pray for my spiritual health and leadership. I also want you to pray for my church (Bogota English Adventist Church) in Bogota, Colombia. We have very important projects aimed to grow of our membership and the spreading of God's message but now we're facing several problems to accomplish them, please pray for us. Finally, I really enjoy to see we're a great family united under the flag of Jesus! God bless you all today and ever!

    • TAFUR, I see God's manifestation of greater grace of accomplishment of what He has begun in your life. The Present challenge can never be a good indicator of your victorious future...amen!

  5. Hi all? Kindly remember my aunt in prayer, she underwent an operation and I know, through our your prayers, one day she will be able to testify that great is God's faithfulness. Thanks

  6. Prayer takes man up to God, it is a platform humanity and divinity relationship. Through such communication, angels are sent to fill the environment and the presence of the almighty felt. Prayer is a powerful tool in the hand of Christ believing soul who only depends on God in this sinful world. Making prayer part of our life is very important. NO PRAYER; NO BREATH. Pray always...

  7. Hi all,i thank the lord for every life, lets just keep on praying without ceasing devil is a liar he has no portion in our lives. lets not fear we serve a True God! please elder pray for me and sister that God should help us in our studies and we get As.thank you and be blessed!

  8. Children of God, I believe that Jesus set an example for us where prayer was a key factor in his life. Remember me in your prayers am having problems with physics and chemistry A-levels, I want to be a doctor. I feel I can bring a lot of souls to Christ as a missionary doctor.

    • I feel your struggles in physics and chemistry because I too was in your same situation. In my experience, I was challenged by God to seek His will, not mine. This was a major challenge for my christian walk, but in those times, I was able to truly see His hand in motion. Matt 7:11


  9. I grew up in the house of the Lord and used to serve Him in singing; I moved to England six years ago and my passion for prayer is gone. What is more, I am about to loose a sister whom I thought we were to walk a Christian journey together which is so difficult to take. Please, lift me up with your prayer.
    Your brother in the Love of Jesus,

    • Dear Lord, in the name of Jesus and for your names sake I lift up Zenebe to you right now. He is your child and his heart is thirsting for you. He longs for that relationship he once had with you which has been weakened. But Father I know that relationship has not been lost because you are never far away from us. Reach out to Zenebe Lord and let him feel your presence. Enable him to throw off anything that is keeping him from experiencing the full richness of the blessing you have planned for him. Strengthen him even in his loss of this relationship. Let him feel complete in your love, even as you prepare a brighter future for him than he can dream or even imagine. This is my prayer for my brother Zenebe in Jesus wonderful name. Amen


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