Prayer is the act of asking God to do what he has already promised to do, which is modeled throughout the Bible by the patriarchs, the psalmists, the prophets, Jesus, and the apostles.
Prayer is the act of asking God to do what he has already promised to do. We do this through the power of the Spirit as adopted children through the Messiah Jesus. We see this kind of interaction with God evidenced throughout the Bible as his people continue to ask him to follow through on his promises and bring about his kingdom and rule. We can be confident that God will answer our prayer for his purposes because he has explicitly promised to bring his purposes to pass. These include for God to glorify himself, for forgiveness, for our own knowledge of God, for godly wisdom, for the strength to obey, and for the gospel to spread.
In this video, Kyle Strobel claims that “prayer thrives when it’s done honestly” and points us to the Psalms as an example of that honesty.
Francis Chan suggests that the most powerful lesson we must learn in our prayer is to be humble as we come before the throne of God. Pray with humility.
Rather than getting lost in scary hypotheticals, I’ve learned to pray for what I don’t know in the context of what I do know.
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You do not have to have a bulletin; you have to pray.
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