Thoughts On PrayerHandbook 2: Article 21 - Building Blocks

"Many times prayers are only an exercise of the mind; they do not have the inspiration of the Spirit. The believers themselves become the origin of the prayer. We should not open our mouths the minute we come to God. Instead we should first ask God to show us what He wants us to know and show us how to pray.

'The Holy Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought.'

Romans 8:26

True prayer begins at the heart of God, is made known to the hearts of men, is prayed back to God again and God answers... The will of God is the starting point; we voice it, God does it.

All spiritual prayer is prayer in the Spirit. All spiritual prayers originate from God. Prayer is the exercising of our will in God's favor, declaring that His will shall be done. We do not ask ourselves, 'Is our prayer according to God's will', but 'Is it God's will?' God shows us what He wants, we stand and ask, and God acts from heaven -- this is true prayer, and this is what we must see fully expressed 'in our closet and in our gatherings'.

There are many things that God would bind or loose on earth that He has bound and loosed in heaven (things which hinder to be bound, spiritual things to be loosed) if only His people could hear His voice and know His will and ask in prayer, believing.

'Truly I say to you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in the midst.'

Matthew 18:18-20"

Watchman Nee

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