In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 we read, “pray continually.” God knows all things! With PRAYER, your life will consistently change for the better!
Prayer draws us closer to God and helps us in our daily activities and thoughts we may encounter.
Prayer helps us to know God (to have a personal relationship with Him). He longs for us to obey Him and enjoy His presence. We have to guard our hearts from offenses, this can cause our prayers to be hindered (Matthew 5:23-24).
Luke 17:5 (AMP) says, “The apostles said to the Lord, increase our faith” (trust and confidence that spring from our belief in God).
Prayer helps to give emotional wholeness (‘pray and not faint,’ Luke 18:1)
In His presence, we will get the help we need to make correct choices and decisions. Prayer is NOT like ordering what you want and how you want it, as most of us have learned.
Prayer is talking to God without pretending. Being honest with him and telling God all (especially your inner most thoughts and feelings) … and of course remaining quiet before Him. He wants us to take time to listen (‘Be still, and know that I am God!’ Psalm 46:10). As you focus on the fact that He is the Provider (not on His provisions).
Prayer should not only be done while in times of trouble. Hebrews 10:36 (NLT) tells us, “Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.”
Hebrews 11:6 says, “…because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Doubt will cause us to have unbelief. He wants us to come to Him boldly in confidence and faith.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (MSG) tells us, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.”
Ephesians 6:10 ‘A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.’ He alone gives us the ability to stand up under pressure (tests/trials).
We believe there is power in agreement. Matthew tells us, “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.”