Wednesday, January 01, 2014
WHY WE PRAY
Prayer is something that is much needed in everyoneís life. Some shy away from it because they donít know how. Some donít think prayer works. Others just donít pray because they donít have the time or donít think about it until they need something. However, we are told to pray about everything. Prayer calms us. Prayer connects us with God. Prayer brings peace.
Philippians 4:6-7 ďDonít worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience Godís peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.Ē (NLT)
Dear Lord, we come to You today to ask us to learn more about prayer and how to pray so that we are sincere, we are not afraid and we are giving You the glory. You know our needs before we even come to You but we are still told to pray. We are told to pray about everything. Help us to begin our days with prayer and continue throughout the day knowing You will take care of all areas of our lives. Thank You, Lord. In Jesusí name. Amen.
When we leave prayer out of our lives, we leave God out.
We pray for many reasons but the main reason is to give ourselves completely to God.
Prayer does change things. And it changes us.
Without prayer we have no connection to God.
We need to devote ourselves to prayer knowing God will help us in all things.
Colossians 4:2 ďDevote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.Ē (NLT)