Never Doubt in Your Heart, God Answers Prayer
Pray Instead of Worrying
Some people may think "Why their prayers are not answered?" this is doubting. God answers prayer if only we do not doubt in our hearts. Some people may believe that we must pray about the same thing over and over until the prayer is answered. And some people believe that once we pray about something that we shouldn't keep praying about it. But what does the Bible say about praying, and how often should we pray about the same thing?
There is so much power in prayer, that when Christ Jesus was here on Earth; he would pray to the Father early in the mornings on a mountain. And it evidently worked out for His good and our good as well. Because He was tempted daily by Satan, and every time he was tempted; He would quote the Word of God. The prayers to the Father from Christ kept him strong in the Word and Anointed to know what to say to fight the devil.
God answers prayer, he hears us when we pray. If we are praying about other people's well-being, he hears us. God's time of answering prayer is due season time. When we pray it doesn't have to be a fancy prayer. We can communicate with the Father the same way we communicate with others, except without profanity and manipulation.
The Father wants us to "ask" him for things in prayer, He doesn't want us to 'complain' to him in prayer.
Why Prayers Are Not Answered
Some prayers may not be answered, especially if the prayer is asking God to hurt or harm another person. Also when we pray we must ask God of the things we need, and then seal the prayer with Christ's name. This could be the reason why some prayers are not answered, because we have to seal the prayer by saying "in the name of Christ Jesus." The only way to get to the Father is to go through His son. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)
And begin each prayer with "Our Father," instructions on how to pray is in the Bible. You don't have to take my word for it, or take anyone else's word for it. But read it for yourself; there is "power in prayer." In order to have a relationship with the Father, we must communicate with Him which is called "prayer."
People that are NOT selfish will pray for the needs of others that are less fortunate than they are. God knows the desires of our hearts, and He still likes it when we talk with Him. Our God is worthy to be praised and to be prayed to by His beloved creation --Humans. When we pray to God, we stay connected, so never stop praying. Believers need to pray --why-- because there is 'power in prayer.'
The Power of Prayer
When should we pray? We can pray when we: wake up in the morning, pray in the day time, and pray at night just before going to sleep. Many people pray for new positive relationships. And some people may pray for a better job or a better business. There are so so many things that people pray to the Father for. God only answer prayers that are in-line with his will for your life.
We know everyone doesn't know the will of God for their lives. His will for your life is in the Bible. For instance, if someone has a profession that hurts other people, then maybe God's ill is not in that line of work. God's will is what the Bible says about subjects that you are going through. If you haven't forgave someone for the hurt that they have caused you, (keyword - forgave) then read in your Bible about the subject of forgiveness. This is how we stay in the will of God and obey it. We can't go by what talk shows and reality shows say about forgiveness, not if we want to be happy.
One important thing to pray for is 'wisdom' having Godly wisdom will help you with many things in life. So pray for 'Godly wisdom' once you do this you will have wisdom: to pay your bills, have healthy relationships, to have love for others, to make wiser business decisions, to stay connected to Christ, it will bring out more of your talents and gifts, etc.
Verse of Scripture
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5)
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The majority of the time that we pray we need to 'give thanks' for all the good things that God has done for us. We should also be grateful for the things that some people take for granted. Instead of going by what other people say about prayer, we supposed to go straight to what the Father says about prayer (in your Bible). So therefore, whatever you heard about on 'how to pray' make sure that it's true by reading it for yourself, in the Word of God. Just when we may wonder if God is hearing our prayers, know that's when He is doing the most work. © Sabrina A.K.
- Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
- Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. (James 5:13)
- Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. (James 5:14)
- And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (James 5:15)
- Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (James 5:16)
- But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut the door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. (Matthew 6:6)
- And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. (Matthew 6:7-8)
- I WAITED patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. (Psalm 40:1)
The Lord's Prayer
In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father 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 forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Matthew 6:9-13 New King James Version Bible
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