Entry # 010 The Jesus Prayers
There are many versions of Jesus Prayers that seek immediate deliverance from our Savior. The most common simple prayers include, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner”, or just plain “Jesus help!” When Peter sank after being distracted while walking on water towards Jesus he cried, “Lord, Save Me!” And when the father wanted Jesus to deliver his son vexed with an evil spirit he exclaimed, “Lord I believe. Help thou mine unbelief.”
Jesus is a very present help in the time of trouble. He is always ready and willing to turn our mess into a miracle, our troubles into triumphs, and our tests into testimonies. So when we have an immediate need, we don’t have to pray with flowery words or religious jargon. We can simple ask Him for help. The Holy Spirit interprets what type of deliverance we require, and God extends His loving hand to save us. We don’t even have to rely on our own faith; we can use the faith of Jesus which is pure and not polluted by our life’s circumstances. It is possible to have faith and doubt present at the same time. We may believe that Jesus can answer our prayers, but doubt that He will actually do it for us. If we are entertaining doubt and disbelief we cannot expect to apprehend what we ask for in prayer. The problem may seem so unsurmountable that we allow unbelief to short-circuit the manifestation of what we are seeking God for. When we received salvation, God gave us the mustard seed, mountain- moving faith that we need to live a victorious life on earth. God expected us to exercised that faith until it becomes like a tree planted by the rivers of water bringing forth much fruit in our own season. Yet our faith can lie dormant inside of us if we fail to use it. But Jesus hears all the cries of His children, and He knows all of our struggles. And when we pray the Jesus prayers we can use His faith to guarantee results and answers to our supplications.