What Is Prayer Really All About?
Prayer is a conversation between you and God. God wants to have a relationship with you and one of the best ways to do this is through prayer. To pray is actually one of the most important things a Christian can do. It is a time to communicate with God and it should not be taken lightly. There is a lot of power when we pray, it doesn’t have to be something that has to be said in a certain way, whatever that is in your heart and mind. It’s something anyone can do anywhere at any time. There is no real wrong way to pray to God when you come to God humbly.
It is important to confess any sin before coming to God in prayer to cleanse your heart before the Lord. Prayer is the means for daily dialog with God, the One who created us. First of all, prayer gives us an opportunity to share our cares and concerns with God. Prayer also gives us the chance to share how much we are thankful for the things God provides. Prayer is not like rubbing a magic lamp and making a wish to a genie.
When we pray it gives us the opportunity to confess our sin and ask God for help with the temptations of life. Prayer is a way of honoring and worshiping God. And last, of all to pray, is a way to acknowledge that God is really in control of our lives. Prayer allows us to be in a relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. In James 4:8 it teaches us to “draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”
I personally have gotten into the habit of praying and journaling the first thing in the morning. I usually spend about 30 minutes reading my devotional, Bible and do a little journaling reflection questions which I feel gets my day started off on the right foot. ~ Bill Greguska
- How can I have my prayers answered by God?
- How should a Christian respond to unanswered prayer?
- What are some hindrances to a potent prayer life?
- What did Jesus mean when He said “Ask and you shall receive”?
- What is prayer?
Ask God For What You Need In Prayer!
What Happens When You Pray?
- When you pray it opens the door to express our gratitude to God for all He does. It says in Psalm 9:1, “I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.” When we pray, we acknowledge God’s faithfulness and all His blessings.
- When you pray it allows us the opportunity to confess our sin and ask God for help to us repent from our sin. Unfortunately, we will be sinning until the day we die, but thankfully we can confess our sins to God and He will forgive us our sins. 1 John 1:9
- When you pray it is actually an act of worship and also an act of obedience. It says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” We ought to make prayer a regular habit and do it daily.
- When you pray is a great way to confess that God is in control of our lives, not us. We need to acknowledge God’s proper place in our lives and get our directions from Him not just do what we think is right or feels good?
Whether you are a new brand new believer in Jesus Christ or have been a believer for many years, prayer should always be considered as the best way to speak to God. Just think if you did not talk with a close friend or a loved one anymore? What do you obviously think would happen to the relationship?
Helpful Scriptures About Prayer
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17
- James 5:13-17
- Jeremiah 33:3
- Matthew 7:7-8
- Matthew 6:33
- Psalms 46:10
- Psalms 32:1-7
- Psalms 37:4-7
- Matthew 5:13
- Matthew 6:9
After You Pray You Need To Wait On God!
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True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is a spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Charles Spurgeon
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.