prayer

Welcome to the prayer Page.

How to Pray

What is prayer?

Prayer is going into the presence of God, telling Him a need that I believe falls within his desired will to grant, surrendering myself and committing my ways to the Lord, then leaving Him to deal with the situation as He sees best while believing that he has intervened in my behalf.

Here is how A. W. Pink puts it. “Prayer is coming to God, telling Him my need (or the need of others), committing my way unto the Lord, and then leaving Him to deal with the case as seems best to him…prayer is fundamentally an attitude of dependency upon God…Prayer is a confession of creature weakness, yes, of helplessness. Prayer is the acknowledgment of our need and the spreading of it before God.” I would add that we do this with expectant faith that God would come to our aid in the way he sees fit. That when we pray, God works all things for our good.

This allows God to answer our prayers in whatever way He sees fit. Many times, His answer would be the very opposite of what our flesh would want, but if we discern carefully, his answer will always be the best answer for us. A good example of this is the case of Lazarus in John 11. Even though Jesus loved Lazarus and his family, he didn’t answer their prayer the way they may had hoped. Why? Jesus answered that, “…for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it” John 11:4b NIV. Jesus chose the answer that most glorified God, not one that was most convenient or expedient to those who asked it. Yet, the beautiful thing is that God has made it in such a way that what glorifies him most ends up what brings us the most joy.

The apostle Paul prayed for his “thorn in the flesh” a messenger from Satan to torment him to be taken away from him. God answered the prayer in a way different from what Paul had sought. He instead gave Paul grace to bear it. He didn’t take it away from Paul because it was good for Paul.

Prayer is not the only form of communication we can have with God. We can fellowship with God and affirm the beauty and excellency of his person. We can tell God, “You are wonderful or Lord.” That isn’t prayer yet we have talked with him. We may tell him how we feel about a situation. That doesn’t have to be prayer. Prayer is a request you make for God to intervene in a situation on your behalf or the behalf of others. Prayer is best done within the context of a communion or fellowship with God. Even when it comes to human beings, you’re more likely to get help when you ask it from a person you are already in good relationship with.

On this page, you will find material that I think can help with prayer.

  1. Prayer begins and ends with God
  2. God promises to answer prayer
  3. Prayer Checklist
  4. Bible Verses on Prayer
  5. Faith Bible Verses
  6. When Jesus Could Not Do Miracles. Mark 6:5 & Luke 4:23-30 Why?
  7. Receive answers to prayer from afar.
  8. Sample Prayer Plan
  9. Why pray? Prayer is the determining factor.
  10. Prayer Quotes
  11. How long should I pray?
  12. Persistence in prayer
  13. How George Muller ascertained God’s will.
  14. Paul Prays
  15. Jesus Prays
  16. Outline of How to Pray by R. A. Torrey with my notes and thoughts.
  17. The Prayers that God answers
  18. How to choose prayer topics.
  19. Prayer technique 1: The tabernacle prayer
  20. Prayer technique 2: The ripple prayer
  21. Prayer must be born from the will of God.
  22. Prayer must be born from a humble spirit.
  23. The purpose of prayer must be to bring God glory.
  24. Prayer Category page.

“No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.” John 3:27 — So when we don’t get something that we want or have prayed for, it means God hasn’t given it. Also the hearts of Kings are in God’s hands. Rom. 13: All authority comes from God.

Everyone comes with a psalm, song, teaching. (1 Cor. 14:26 NASB)

“My house shall be called a house of prayer.” Matthew 21:13, Isaiah 56:7

“For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

 

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