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21 Benefits of Prayer

Updated on December 1, 2014

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If we really don't understand how important something or someone is, we will never appreciate it or them. It is a fact that many people don't realize the importance of someone until they die. While they were alive they took them for granted or didn't say how much they were loved. And now that they are gone and so is all hope of ever being able to say or do what should have been done.

Many today don't appreciate God for who he is or for what he has done. Instead they try to take his name out of everything that this country has stood for. For many years I did not appreciate him neither. I did not want to associate with anyone who was a Christian until one night I almost lost my life. A person was standing over me with a knife about to stab me and there was nothing that I could do.

I found out how important the Lord really was to me then and still is now because he saved my life both physically and spiritually. (true story). I discovered through reading the bible and fellow shipping with other Christians that there are many benefits in prayer and I've listed just 21 in this lens.

Through the finished work of Christ on the cross we can now come to the throne of grace boldly to find help in time of need.

In the old Testament the high priest were sometimes killed for not approaching God properly, but now because of Jesus we can come to God in prayer without fear.

We can ask what we want in prayer with the promise he will answer

We can pray as much and long without boring God

Daniel prayed 3x's a day

Jesus while on earth spent all night in prayer

We can have prayer partners and groups and increase the power of prayer

If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything they shall ask, it shall be done (Matthew 18:19):

Acts 12:5 declares that prayer was made for Peter without ceasing and an angel let him out of prison.

God wants us praying rather than fainting and giving up (Luke 18:1)

Prayer will remove anxiety (Philippians 4:6)

The Holy Spirit will help us to pray when we don't know what to pray for (Romans 8:26)

Prayer can bring peace on our jobs, in our country, in our homes as we pray for those in authority 1 Timothy 2:1)

Prayer brings forgiveness of sin (1 John 1:9)

Prayer connects one with right people

After prayer Jesus chose his disciples

Prayer is the opportunity to commune with the creator of the universe

Benefits of prayer continued

  1. Prayer keeps one from entering into temptation:

    Jesus told his disciples in the garden to watch and pray that they enter not into temptation

  2. Prayer causes the heavens to open:

    Luke 3:21 says that Jesus was praying and the heaven was opened.

  3. Prayer prepares one for the Holy Spirit to come:

    When Jesus prayed the heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him (Luke 3:22).

  4. Prayer positions one to hear God speak:

    Luke 3:22 declares that a voice came from heaven which said, thou art my beloved Son in thee I am well pleased.

  5. Prayer delivers from danger:

    Daniel prayed three times a day and was delivered from the lions den.

  6. Prayer brings boldness:

    In Acts 4:23 the believers prayed for boldness and the place was shaken and they were filled with the Holy Ghost.

  7. Prayer protects enemies:

    Jesus said to pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you (Matthew 5:44)

    Luke 17:1 - Jesus tells his disciples that offences will come but woe unto him through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea than that he should offend one of these little ones. Prayers stop wrath and justice and brings mercy to enemies.

  8. Pray sends laborers into the harvest for souls:

    Pray ye the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.

  9. Prayer is the priests duty to intercede for others:

    We are kings and priest according to Revelation 1:6

  10. Prayer builds one up spiritually:

    Jude 1:20 declares building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.

Prayer must always be accompanied with faith

James 1:6 says to let him ask in faith nothing wavering.

How to get your prayers answered

One of the benfits of prayer (Receiving what you ask for)

What benefits have prayer brought to you today?

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      Majid ali 22 months ago

      its increases one's physical strength.

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      thokoza 2 years ago

      Im grateful that God is always near and listening.

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      Godwin O. E 2 years ago

      Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouse of God's infinite grace and power.

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      oby 2 years ago

      Prayer gives me hope that no matter what may come my way, my life is in the hands of God, therefore come Rain Come Sun I must Fulfil my Destiny

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      sanyukta 2 years ago

      Really,prayer is the best way 2 connect 2 God.....And after prayer i myself feel positive n active the whole day......

      I've the believe that He listens 2 u Today or Tomorrow but v should never lose hope n stop praying....

      Thanx

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      Raymonddoward 4 years ago

      @joseph4684: I will be praying for you also. Thank you for sharing.

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      Raymonddoward 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your comments

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Prayer has caused me to believe in my God more than ever, because he answers me

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Omg...... I love stuff like this that's about god. Have u ever seen life of pi or read the book?it's in cinema now

      ( desember 2012 ) .At first, we really didt want to watch it. A but a guy said this is a woderful movie so we went ahead .There was a 13 yr old ( me) a 12 yr old a15 yr old and a 27 yr old. We all loved it . It about god. That's all I'm going to say coz I might spoil it. When I came out of the cinema I was hyped , like when I think of my crush and I feel hyped. But this was different , it was the love for god. Odd hey? I love that feeling ;) btw I'm Muslim . I loved that when that guy was gana kill you ( I'm so sorry that happend to you) god saved you. It's amazing how the world Or god , works, don't you think. After you have seen life of pi you will know what I am saying.

      May the peace and blessings be upon you and my you have a good future .

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      joseph4684 4 years ago

      evening and morning and at noon. will I pray and cry aloud.

      and he will hear my voice. this method of living allowes me victory,

      over all the battles of my soul , dope addiction, alcohol, skirt chasen, lying,

      gambling, all the deeds of the old man. today I love obediance to the Lord.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Such peace that can only be described by the beneficiary. It is most powerful weapon on earth

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Prayer have lifted me spiritually for the work of God

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      To be absolutely incharge of my daily activities and elimination of fear,

      https://shameguilty.blogspot.com, pastor Dan

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Prayer changes situation from worst to better. Prayer makes the person God wants you to be.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      God give new hope

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it bring me a lot of thing that i never expected.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it bring me a lot of thing that i never expected.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Good health and assurance of brighter future

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Prayer can change your life. It provides a place to unload your burdens,increase your faith,remind you that God is always near you. Get away in solitude and spent time wiih the Lord.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      prayer is powerful for me.can move mountain.GOd answered prayer.praise JESUS