8Guestroom in Shunem “Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.” —the Shunammite
9Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy” (Matt. 5:7). “You Shall Have a Son.”
10Fainting in the FieldDying at HomeTragedy in Shunem
11Intercessory Prayer Principle #1: Pray with Faith in God’s Promises
12“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Heb. 10:22, 23, NIV).It Shall Be Well
13A Journey of Faith“Faith such as this is needed in the world today—faith that will lay hold on the promises of God's word and refuse to let go until Heaven hears. Faith such as this connects us closely with Heaven, and brings us strength for coping with the powers of darkness.”(Prophets and Kings, 157).
14(Prophets and Kings, p. 157, underlining supplied) A Journey of Faith“Through faith God's children have "subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises. . . turned to flight the armies of the aliens." Hebrews 11:33, 34.”(Prophets and Kings, p. 157, underlining supplied)
15“And through faith we today are to reach the heights of God's purpose for us.” (Prophets and Kings, p. 157).A Journey of Faith
16Know Your Promises! In which promises do you put your faith? John 3:16 Romans 8:28Jeremiah 29:11John 14:1-3Lamentations 3:22, 23Know Your Promises!
19Intercessory Prayer Principle #2: Pray with Perseverance* *persistence, patience, endurance
20“. . . the testing of your faith produces perseverance” (James 1:3). Even when others would try to discourage you from God-ordained intercession, persevere!“. . . the testing of your faith produces perseverance” (James 1:3).
21Perseverance . . . Patience . . . Persistence . . . Endurance . . . “ Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus who endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”(Heb. 12:1-3, NKJV)
22Intercessory Prayer Principle #3: Pray with Holy Boldness
23“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need”(Heb. 4:14, 16, NIV).Let Us Come Boldly
25From Tragedy to Triumph “So was the faith of the woman rewarded. Christ, the great life-giver, restored her son to her. In like manner will His faithful ones be rewarded when, at His coming, death loses its sting and the grave is robbed of the victory it has claimed. Then will He restore to His servants the children that have been taken from them by death.”(Prophets and Kings, 239)From Tragedy to Triumph
26“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them” (Heb. 7:25, NKJV).
27Mere’s Miracle in Fiji (The Great Controversy, 525). “Were not miracles wrought by Christ and His apostles? The same compassionate Saviour lives today, and He is as willing to listen to the prayer of faith as when He walked visibly among men”(The Great Controversy, 525).Mere’s Miracle in Fiji
28It is Well with My SoulAs the Shunammite’s prayer became the prophet’s prayer so our prayers become the powerful prayers of Christ, the heavenly Intercessor, before the throne of grace.O, let us never weary of interceding for others— or for ourselves!
29International Women’s Day of Prayer It Is WellThe Woman, the Prophetand the PrayerBy Carolyn SuttonGeneral Conference Women’s Ministries Department of SDA