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International Women’s Day of
It Prayer
Is Well
The Woman, the Prophet
and the Prayer
By Carolyn Sutton
General Conference Women’s Ministries Department of SDA
“Pray for your dad!”
(A call to prayer)
James 5:16, NIV
“The prayer of a
righteous person is
powerful and
God Calls Us to
Intercessory Prayer
God Calls Us to
Intercessory Prayer
“It is part of God’s
plan to grant us, in
answer to the prayer
of faith, that which He
would not bestow did
we not thus ask”
(Great Controversy, 525).
The Woman
The Prophet
Holy man of God
Friend to God and man
“Let’s make a small
room on the roof . . . .”
Guestroom in
“Then he can
stay there
whenever he
comes to us.”
—the Shunammite
Blessed are the
merciful, for they
will be shown
mercy” (Matt. 5:7).
“You Shall Have a Son.”
Fainting in the Field
Dying at Home
Tragedy in Shunem
Intercessory Prayer
Principle #1:
Pray with Faith in God’s Promises
“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
A 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
(Prophets and Kings, 157).
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)
A Journey of Faith
“And through faith
we today are to
reach the heights of
God's purpose for
(Prophets and Kings, p. 157).
In which promises
do you put your faith?
 John 3:16
 Romans 8:28
 Jeremiah 29:11
 John 14:1-3
 Lamentations 3:22, 23
Know Your Promises!
It Is Well!
It Is Well!
Intercessory Prayer
Principle #2:
Pray with Perseverance*
*persistence, patience, endurance
Even when others
would try to
discourage you
from Godordained
“. . . the testing of your faith produces
perseverance” (James 1:3).
Perseverance . . . 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
(Heb. 12:1-3, NKJV)
Intercessory Prayer
Principle #3:
Pray with Holy Boldness
“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 . . . . 16 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
Praying, Waiting,
“So was the faith of the woman
rewarded. Christ, the great lifegiver, 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
“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).
“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
It is Well . . . with My Soul
As 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!
International Women’s Day of
It Prayer
Is Well
The Woman, the Prophet
and the Prayer
By Carolyn Sutton
General Conference Women’s Ministries Department of SDA

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