Prayer

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Prayer a spiritual communion with God. A powerful gift for man. Prayer a conversation, a one on One talk with our Heavenly Father, the One true God. Having a relationship with The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Creation. He’s very reachable through prayer and through His Word.
Prayer crosses over all the ages/eras of time including our own. It makes us strong and gives us assurance to be able to move forward, knowing He is always there, always listening. The worship of the one true God, who sent His Son Jesus Christ, the image of God personified, in order for us to get to know Him in a personal way. In order to restore the agape love, the trust that was broken by disobedience. Restore our individual connection with the Father through faith and prayer.
Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:27

God with us – Immanuel – Jesus is THE door to the Father.

Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6  

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name ImmanuelIsaiah 7:14
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23
That we may boldly come before Him in prayer, in humility of heart.
… regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication, O Lord my God, and listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant is praying before You:  2 Chronicles 6:19
then hear in heaven Your dwelling place their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause,  1 Kings 8:49
 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;  Romans 12:12
 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—  Ephesians 6:18
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;   Philippians 4:6
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;  Colossians 4:2
 pray without ceasing,  1 Thessalonians 5:17
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;  1 Timothy 2:8
Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.  1 Timothy 5:5  
Prayer taught by Jesus Himself

Matthew 6:5-13

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 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. In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 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.

To start your prayer with the Lord’s prayer in sincerity of heart covers your adoration and His Holiness, your hope for His return and kingship here on earth, covers our need for Him, to provide, forgive and deliver us from evil. Followed up with your own personal prayer, supplications, intercessions, thanksgiving and praise… Whenever you’re afraid, anxious or worried – pray for deliverance, whenever you’re content – give thanks.

And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Matthew 14:23

In faith our prayers are heard, in a quiet place or in a group setting we must not doubt or be afraid but open our heart to God. For like Peter when he was on the boat with the other disciples on a windy night, and thought to have seen a ghost but was actually our Lord walking on water. Jesus calls out to him, without thinking he goes to him, until the storm winds hit him and he becomes afraid and starts to sink,  31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”, (see Mat.14:22-33). Believe not doubt, everything works together for our good.

Prayer practiced by the early Christians & Paul is always praying for the faithful

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.  Acts 2:42
do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: Ephesians 1:16
always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,  Philippians 1:4
We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;  Colossians 1:3,9 

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,  1 Thessalonians 1:2

night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith?  1 Thessalonians 3:10

Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,  2 Thessalonians 1:11
Prayers for each other, prayers for the sinner, the sick, ask for growth in holiness but also for the removal of all external obstacles to it; we have to pray too, for the orderly conduct of the country’s business, its officials. Everything that is pertinent and important to you. Remembering to give thanks for all that you have and hope to receive.
Confidence and Compassion in prayer
 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—  Ephesians 6:18
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:14, 15
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  1 Timothy 2:1,2 
Prayers for thanksgiving
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Philippians 4:6
rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.  Colossians 2:7
 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;  Colossians 4:2
in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thes 5:18
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,  1 Timothy 2:1
giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 5:20
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  Colossians 3:17
 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. In thanksgiving.  1 Corinthians 10:31
 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.  1 Timothy 4:1-5
Paul always begins all his own letters with a prayer of thanks and he wants the spirit of gratitude to pervade all the Christians’ dealings with each other. Prayers of thanksgiving and praise must predominate. It is the Holy Spirit who inspires the prayer of the Christian. Paul prefers to emphasis this rather than repeat the traditional themes, namely the necessary conditions for prayer and capable of having the desired result or effect which Paul guarantees by the presence of the Spirit of Christ within the Christian, enabling him to pray as a son to His Father. While Christ Himself intercedes at the right hand of God. The Father’s response is therefore most generous, hence Christians are called ‘those who invoke the name of Jesus Christ’ (1 Co 1:2).
Again prayer is having a conversation with God
of everything that’s going on in your life.
Let’s pray and pray often, in faith and thanksgiving, in praise and belief, in loyalty and truth. Everything has been directed by God, He’s in control.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.  John 15:7
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In Jesus’ holy name.
Thank you for visiting 🙂 God bless
sources and my gratitude to: picture quote- https://www.brainyquote.com ; M. Ghandi; https://www.biblegateway.com NKJV; The Jerusalem Bible; http://www.dictionary.com
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5 comments

  1. Excellent treatise on Prayer! Jesus said ‘What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them’ Mk11:24. Paul wrote ‘Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need’ Heb4:16.

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    1. Amen!
      Thank you for stopping by Drgold, always a pleasure. Love the addition, fits perfectly 🙂 God’s glory works wonders in our lives and kinder spirits attract each other.
      God bless you always. ~SweetJava

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