Prayer is the outpouring of our heart to God and talking to God as a friend. He wants us to consider Him as a friend, someone who wants only good for us and not evil. Someone who wants to help us over life's hurdles and take our hand and walk with us all through our life. If we could only see Him in this light, how different life would be, wouldn't it? Let's consider this as we study these verses on prayer. Also, let's remember the conditions that we studied in the lesson before this one and apply them according to the verses we list today.
1 John 5;14 -16 "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him."
2 Chronicles 7:14 "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven , and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
Jeremiah 29:12,13 "Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart."
Psalm 145:18 "The Lord is near to all who call upon Him; to all who call upon Him in truth."
Psalm 145:19,20 "He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them." (those who reverence Him)
Romans 8:26 "Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weakness for we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." This is a wonderful promise to those of us who have difficulty wording our prayers. To know that the Spirit will intercede for us is awesome, so awesome.
Philippians 4:6 "Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Colossians 4:2 "Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving."
James 4:3 "You ask and do not receive because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures."
Has this little study on prayer helped you? It has me, we need to go over and over it to make sure we have it down pat, so that our prayers will always be heard and answered according to His will. I pray that you will have a wonderful prayer experience. Grandma Joan