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Prayer, how to make it work!

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Prayer 


What is prayer?

It is communication with God 

It is a way to talk to God and convey thoughts, requests, seek guidance, praise the Lord for what he has done and will do and a way for us to receive Gods will


Why pray 

If you have faith the amount of a mustard seed the Lord Jesus said you can tell a mountain to get up and go it will 


”And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you.“

Luke 17:6 NASB1995


”And He *said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.“

Matthew 17:20 NASB1995


Faith comes from having a relationship with the Lord Jesus. Relationships grow when we communicate. Prayer is one way of communicating with God. 


A father spends time with his children to teach them and help them know the right way of doing things, to know right from wrong, spending time teaching them how to complete tasks the best way and to know respect, care and kindness. Succeeding in these areas as a parent are important. Teaching a child to not give up but to keep trying, to help your child find their strength and know their weaknesses 


We talk to them, play, eat and teach them how to tidy up, how to do their teeth, when it’s quiet time. The overall aim is to try and teach them your way and maybe hopefully they will be better than you. 


With all this in mind above, God commands us and desires us to pray because this is a communication channel for us to Him through Jesus. 


Pray without ceasing  in everything by prayer with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God, when praying believe you have received what you have requested and it will be given to you (this relates back to faith the size of a mustard seed), pray at all times in the Spirit, pray for others, pray for the Lord ministers, pray on your own do not pray to be seen as someone that is “holy or righteous”, pray in secret to God , do not use meaningless words pray from the heart, God knows what we need before we even ask, Jesus said pray in the way Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom 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 do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’] For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.“.. 

we do not know how to pray but the Holy Spirit knows and intercedes on are behalf. Be devoted to prayer. When your suffering pray through it, when your cheerful sing praises, now on your knees before the Lord that He may grant you from His riches in His Glory strength and power from His Spirit (the Holy Spirit) that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith, give all anxiety to the Lord because He cares for you if we lack wisdom ask the Lord for it, He is generous at giving, He gives without reproach, but we must ask in faith because if we are doubting we are like the sea, be strong in the Lord and the strength of His might, abide in Me(the Lord Jesus) and My words abide in you ask for whatever you want and it will be given to you, ask and it will be given to you seek and you will find knock and the door will be opened, enter the presence of the Lord with thanks giving and praise, bless His name, the Lord God hears are voice love Him, Christ was tempted in all things draw close to the Throne that we may receive mercy and find grace for times of need 

 




”Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit;“

1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 NASB1995


”Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 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 surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.“

Philippians 4:4-7 NASB1995


”Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.“

Mark 11:24 NASB1995


”Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.“

Ephesians 6:13-20 NASB1995


”“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. “When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom 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 do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’] For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.“

Matthew 6:1-15 NASB1995


”In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.“

Romans 8:26-39 NASB1995


”not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.“

Romans 12:11-13 NASB1995


”Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.“

James 5:13 NASB1995


”For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.“

Ephesians 3:14-21 NASB1995


”casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.“

1 Peter 5:7 NASB1995


”But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.“

James 1:5 NASB1995


”But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.“

James 1:6 NASB1995


”Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.“

Ephesians 6:10 NASB1995


”If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.“

John 15:7 NASB1995


”“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.“

Matthew 7:7 NASB1995


”But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.“

Matthew 6:33 NASB1995


”Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.“

Psalms 100:4 NASB1995


”I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications.“

Psalms 116:1 NASB1995


”For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.“

Hebrews 4:15-16 NASB1995


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