Friday, June 23, 2006

Pray . . . And Act!

Bill Keller wrote a devotional today that I recommend to
you for your consideration. It has food for thought. He
has given me permission to copy his e-mails, and I'm sure
he would be happy if
you would share this with people you
know as well.

Is prayer enough? Sometimes. But other times, we also
need to act on our own behalf.

I would like personally thank Jesus for healing my ailing
right shoulder that has been very painful for 18 months.
I was scheduled to go the doctor on Monday, but on Sunday,
June 4, I listened to two healing services . . . and
during the prayer for healing in the second one my pain,
stiffness and loss of movement all disappeared.

Thank you, Jesus!

Since then, I had a dream in which I finally realized
how I had hurt my shoulder . . . so now I won't repeat
that mistake.

Thank you again, Jesus!

Please read on.


( 1 Chronicles 16:11, Matthew 7:7, Mark 11:24 )

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everyone in the Liveprayer family to make and take time
each day in June to pray for me, for Liveprayer, for
everyone who works with us in any capacity, for our
advertisers, and most of all for the millions of souls we
will be reaching when the TV program goes nationwide on
July 3rd. In addition to praying each day, as the Holy
Spirit leads you please fast during the month and spend
that time of fasting praying for the lost souls we will
reach to open their hearts to Christ's love. May the
Lord guide us and lead us each day as we bring His Truth
and the hope and love of Jesus to the lost and hurting
throughout our nation.

"Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always."
(1 Chronicles 16:11)

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7)

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer,
believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
(Mark 11:24)

Prayer requires action. Today, I want to help you with a
simple but powerful truth that could revolutionize your
prayer life. So much of the time we treat our prayer life
like we are rubbing a magical lamp and asking the genie
inside for our wishes to be granted. Even mature
Believers often fall into the trap of treating God like
some kind of cosmic concierge who is there at our beck and
call to fulfill our every whim and desire. The truth that
I want to share with you today is that prayer requires
action on our part.

When we pray, we are demonstrating our dependence upon
God. We are saying to God that "we need you," that
"without you we can do nothing." Prayer is also an act
of faith. What is the use in praying unless you have
faith there is a God who hears you and faith there is a
God who can help you? So when we pray we not only
demonstrate our dependence upon God, but also our faith
in God.

The key moment comes AFTER we have prayed. What do we
do then? This is the critical point where many Believers
fail. Prayer requires action on our part. Too many who
pray, fail to follow up their prayers with ACTION! They
pray and seek God for a need in their life, finish
praying, and then sit back waiting for God to meet their
need. Is God able? Of course, He is God! However, never
forget that we pray out of faith, and true Biblical faith
requires ACTION!

If you are praying for God to heal your body, pray, but
then ACT! Go see the doctors and specialists that are
out there to help you heal. Go research what your health
issue is and find the best people possible to help bring
complete and total healing to your body. God heals in
many ways and by far the most common way God heals is
through human instruments called doctors. So if you need
healing, pray, ask God to heal you, and then put your
faith into action and do all you can in seeing your body

If you are praying for God to meet your financial needs,
pray, but then ACT! Seek out successful men and women
and get their wise counsel. Sit down and put a game plan
together to help you meet your financial needs and
achieve your financial goals. God can provide for us in
many ways, but His most common form of provision is through
our hard work. So if you have financial needs, pray, ask
God to provide for you, then put your faith into action
and do all you can to see that your financial needs are

If you are praying for your marriage or for a relationship,
pray, but then ACT! Seek out Godly counsel from your
pastor or some other qualified Christian counselor. Get
away with your spouse or the person you are in a
relationship with and spend quality time openly and
honestly communicating with each other. The root cause
of every marital and relationship problem I have seen in
over 17 years of ministry stems from a lack of pure,
honest, and open communication. So if you have a problem
with your marriage or a relationship, pray, ask God to
bring healing and restoration to your marriage or
relationship, then put your faith into action and do all
you can to have a healthy marriage or relationship.

Never forget that it is God who is the One who will heal
you, provide for you, restore your marriage or
relationship, but God uses our faith in action. Prayer is
not a passive exercise but an active one! We are active
participants in God answering our prayers. It requires
action on our part. It is God who is answering our
prayers, but our faith requires us to be involved in that
process. Just as James wrote to Believers that "faith
without works is dead," I tell you today that PRAYER

I love you and care about you so much. Most people are
far too passive in their prayer life. They pray and then
sit back waiting for God to answer. No doubt there are
some things we pray about that are completely out of
our control and we must simply trust God to move on those
needs. But much of what we pray about we have the ability
to put action to our prayers. It is still God who is
answering our prayers, but He is working through our

It needs to be stressed again, we are not just praying out
of dependence upon God, but out of FAITH in God. True
Biblical faith requires ACTION on our part. If you really
believe something, you will live it. If we truly believe
God will heal us, or provide for our needs, or heal our
marriage or relationship, or whatever the need may be, we
will be active participants in seeing our prayers answered.
God honors our faith. God is moved by our faith. God
blesses our faith. We pray in faith, therefore our
prayers require action!!!

As we end our 82nd month of Liveprayer, these are very
exciting times for the ministry. One week from Monday on
July 3rd, the TV program will be seen "live" for an hour
every Monday-Friday from Midnight-1 a.m. EST all over the
nation on the "i" Network, formerly Pax Tv! Today, I am
simply asking you to take a moment, pray, and ask God what
He would have you do to help me as we raise this last
$870,000 we need to raise.

I only ask that you are obedient, give according to your
ability to give, and give what God is asking you to give.
If it is $20 or $50, fine. If it is $100 or $250, fine.
If it is $500, $1,000, $5,000 or becoming part of "The
300" with a gift of $10,000 or more, fine. The fact is,
it will only take 87 people to commit to one unit to pay
off this balance. All I ask is that you pray and are
obedient to give what God is asking you to give today.
It is NOT the amount that is important, but your heart.

Also, don't forget that you can give to Liveprayer by
transferring stock to us which could be a help to you on
your taxes. We can also accept gifts of real estate,
again saving you in taxes by simply transferring your
property to us. Please be praying what you can do in the
coming weeks to help me.

***Don't expect someone else to do what God is asking YOU
to do. I need your help, so please give your very best
gift today!

You can put your gift on your major credit card on a
secure server by going to my website,
under the "Donation" button, you can give via PayPal
using my email address, ,or you
can mail a gift to:

6660 46th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33709

All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

In closing, I want you to know that for those who are led
by God to sacrifice some of what He has entrusted into
your care to help His work here at Liveprayer, I pray for
the Lord to abundantly bless your finances so that you can
continue to be a blessing to people worldwide that are
lost and hurting. I know people are attacked in their
finances for supporting God's work here, and I pray a
hedge of protection around your finances. May you and
your family be richly blessed as you have richly blessed
others in your giving.

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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through my personal email at

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May God bless you as you learn from this message!

Donald W. Mitchell, Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2006 Donald W. Mitchell


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