PRAYER OF GRATITUDE

Psalm 103:2 “Praise the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits…”

On 24th March 2012 ,I was dying from a severe heart attack;all glory to God  He protected me and healed me.As I was recovering
the Lord reminded me of being grateful to Him.So this prayer was given to me by the Holy spirit.

  • Dear Lord thank you for healing me.
  • Thank you for saving my life.
  • Thank you for giving me a new lease of life to serve you and worship you.
  • Thank you that you are with me by my side.
  • Thank you that your life is flowing through me.
  • Thank you that you make me lie down in green pastures.
  • Thank you that you are providing me.
  • Thank you  for the food ,clothing ,shelter and the fresh air.
  • Thank you I am blessed to bless others.
  • Thank you for my loving family and dear friends.
  • Thank you for nourishing  my soul.
  • Thank you that you have released a new anointing on my ministry.
  • Thank you  I am energized,physically,mentally and spiritually.Amen

THE POWER IN HIS NAME

Tea plantation in Sri Lanka

Tea plantation in Sri Lanka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippians 2:10″..at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,in heaven and on earth and under the earth,”

This tells us  that Jesus has the power in all areas of life and the universe.Not only He has the power but He himself is the power.

Therefore   those who trust in Him will be protected ,blessed , guided  and freed.

Once I was  serving in a remote area of Sri Lanka where people had a strong belief  in spirits’ power.In one of these villages,  there was a christian family where  I had regular bible study and a prayer meeting.

One day a young a girl from this village was possessed by the spirits and began   fortune telling .This became very  popular among the villagers and large crowds gathered to know  of their future.So the people  at home seen this  as a good way of income , built  a shrine in their compound for the spirits.

As time passed by, the spirits began to oppress the christian family in the village in many ways. The people  at home became sick without any reason,their financial  resources began to slide down , the spirits themselves began to appear,  in different forms in their compound, trying to intimidate them.They became very helpless but they did not want to give in to the spirits, instead they kept placing their trust in the Lord.

They knew  they were facing a spiritual battle. So we began to invoke the name of the Lord and prayed rebuking the evil spirits. As we continued to pray , within two weeks we could see the power of God.The Lord gave the victory to His children and  all of a sudden the shrine was stopped and the   oppression from the evil spirits ceased.

Jesus is victorious ,His victory  is always for you and me who trust in Him,Amen.


THE LORD UP HOLDS YOU

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Psalm 13:5 (Photo credit: [Share the Word])

Psalm 145:The lord is faithful to all His promises and loving towards all he has made.

  •    17  The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving towards all He has made  .
  •    18  The Lord is near to all who call on Him,to all who call on Him  truth.

Are your  distressed  or discouraged? This can happen at any body  at  any moment.I have been discouraged  many a times in my life.There were times I was rejected , criticized , misunderstood and accused falsely  in my ministry.That made me very gloomy,unhappy , and withdrawn.I even thought of giving up the ministry.Some times I kept aloof from God and people.Sometimes I questioned Him, argued with Him. I stopped praying and reading the word.I began to reason within my self. The more I began to move away from Him,the  more gloomy I became.I tried to find solutions by my own but nothing was successful.Then God spoke to me in my spirit Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God”

He revealed to me that, in all these times, He was silently waiting patiently  for me, to understand the training he was providing. for a greater ministry.

So dear friends,God never gives you up. He said” I will never leave you nor forsake you“.He is by your side,watching over you to help and bless you.Psalm 145:14 The Lord  upholds those who fall and lifts up those who bowed down.


YOUR PRAYERS ALWAYS BRING BLESSINGS

The Prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. (James 5:16).

Your prayers before the throne of grace is very precious .It has the power to change yourself  ,your circumstances,as well as others.

Jesus said we need to pray without giving up.(Lk 18:1).Jesus  prayed  on many occasions to communicate with the father.As children of God we need to fellowship with the father at  all times.Prayer brings us more closer to God.

Prayer is also a very powerful tool, God has given us to work with Him in releasing,healing, and blessing  people and situations.

Through prayers you are able to  help and bless your fellowmen far and wide.

As you get involved in prayer earnestly,you will begin to experience ,deep joy within you which surpasses all understanding.

Today we hear from all over the world ,many calamities,famines, addiction, family problems,rape, killings and wars etc.In a way the world is in a mess,man is trying to put it right by his own efforts without any success.

So in this hour, righteous men washed by the blood of Jesus should rise up to pray and intercede.

I as pastor have been involved in this ministry for many years,interceding for many people,places,and situations and have seen the great results of answered prayers.

So I encourage you to pray .Start now the world needs you.

If you have any prayer requests,or any concerns,please feel free to tell us ,so that we will pray for you.All your concerns will be treated strictly confidential.You can  call ,email or write.Pastor G.GEORGE ANTONY SILVA, NALAWALANA,GONAWILA,(N.W.P)60170.SRI LANKA.0094723251338, silvageorge1955@yahoo.com


CHANGED LIFE

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visions (Photo credit: AlicePopkorn)

Jesus said “I came to give you life and it in its abundance” John 10:10.Abundance is available to us  in every sphere of life, (physical,mental and spiritual) in and through Jesus Christ for He is the answer to all lives ‘problems.

About  twenty  years ago my life was in a great mess.I thought  I knew everything.I was a young man trained,   theologically and philosophically. But  with all these training  I felt a great emptiness within me.I could not understand what was going on within me.In desperation I began to search for an answer.I thought if I had wealth, prestige,women  would satisfy my inner longing. So I began to earn money in both good and bad ways.Before my eyes and the world I was successful but I was  never satisfied .Then I began to go  after my lust for flesh,yet never was  at peace.At last I began to look for peace in Eastern religions, meditation and various occult  practices.But nothing ,nothing could fill the niche within me.

The time was passing,I felt I was sinking in  desperation But one day I was invited  to a gospel meeting in my village by one of my good friend.There for the first time  I heard the pure Gospel  preached simply by a simple man of God.But I was too  proud of myself and my education and training,  did not want to accept or give in.I came home with a hardened heart.Yet God was very patient towards me.

Late in the evening that simple preacher  came in to my little hut .He said that he was praying in the afternoon,  and there he saw a vision and in the   vision GOD showed him, me, and he was asked by God, to tell me to turn to Him.In  the first instance I did not want to accept this vision  or to believe it.But because of the preacher’s friendly nature I continued to go for the Gospel meetings.As time went the   Spirt of God began to stir my heart. And in 1991, I humbly surrendered my life to Lord Jesus Christ.It was the wisest decision I have ever  taken in my life.That decision gave me a new meaning for my life  and a vibrant vision to live for the glory of God and well being of mankind.

So I can boldly say that those who look to Him shall never be put to shame.


MIRACLE

Lord Howe Island snorkeling - Double headed wr...

Lord Howe Island snorkeling – Double headed wrasse clown fish and others (Photo credit: Percita)



                          Mark 11:24 Jesus   encouraged  His deciples to have faith .Faith is the key to miracles.It means  absolute  confidence  in God‘s  power and total dependence on His faithfulness.                                                                                                                                                                

     I have been in the ministry for over twenty years and my journey is a life faith . In my early days of ministry , one  day I didn’t have anything to eat or any money to buy provisions ,yet  trusting the  Lord    I went  to the church. But nothing happened.

My little daughter began to cry in hunger,yet I continued  to believe  God’s provision and came to the village fair, still without money to buy anything.But I knew that those who trust in the Lord shall never be put to shame.

Though without  money I just went round the fair asking the prices of items I need.As I was about to come out of the fair, I heard a voice calling  my name.It was a brother from the church,he came rushing to me and said ” Brother I was looking    for you,the Lord impressed in my heart of your  need” and  gave me some money to buy enough provisions for my family.This was  one of the first miracles which taught me the path of faith.Psalm 23 the Lord is my shepherd.

Thank you Lord, you supply all my needs,you lead me to still clear waters,you feed me , bless me ,protect me and guide me,praise be your name.


THE LORD IS WITH YOU ALWAYS AND EVERYWHERE

Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island (Photo credit: Robert Whyte http://www.arachne.org.au)

Psalm 118:6 The Lord is with you,So nothing can harm you for the Bible says  no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper.

This is true. Once I was dying form a severe heart attack,I knew  I had come to the last moment of my life.No one could do anything, even the doctors were helpless.

 


 

But in my desperation I cried unto the Lord,miraculously He intervened, and the necessary help was rushed in and I was saved from sudden death.

God loves His children,He never leaves them nor forsake them..He proved His presence at my death bed.So  be bold to believe in His unfailing love.His love surrounds you,His light shines upon you,his presence protects you,for you are His

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bibles (Photo credit: fancycwabs)

treasured possession.

God bless you.