Today, let’s spend a little time in the Word seeking out the topic of prayer.
When we are intimately familiar with the Word of God, our prayer life can me so much more than we ever dreamed. I truly believe that.
So, what does scripture say about prayer? Here are a few of my favorites. Feel free to add them to your Word Box.
Matthew 6:9-13 – The Lord’s Prayer
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name. Your kingdome come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. (For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.)
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing
James 5:13-18 – The Power of Prayer
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over hime, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayer fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. The he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth more its fruit.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
1 John 5:14-15
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus.
These are a few of my favorites, and by no means all of them. I would love for you to share some also. Please comment below.