The path to living a prayerful life

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A prayerful life is one of the things assumed to be easy. God’s people should pray always (1 The. 5:17). Prayer attitude should be kept all the time (Eph. 6:8). Do we do this? Is it easy? Sometimes we find ourselves not wanting to pray yet the bible tells us that we should pray without ceasing.

The benefits of prayer

  • Prayer is communication with God – Ps 91:15
  • Prayer strengthens the human spirit and unity – Luke 1:10
  • Prayer creates more faith in a Christians – Mark 11:24
  • Prayer saves – Acts 16:25, Luke 23:42
  • Prayer gives courage to face crisis – James 5:13, Ezra 8:23, Dan 6:10
  • Prayer heals the sick – Isaiah 38:2-3
  • Prayer defeats the devil – Mat 26:41
  • Prayer should intercede for God’s cause – Jer. 29:13, 2 Chr. 7:14
  • Prayer enables us receive the Holy Spirit – Acts 4:31
  • Prayer brings forgiveness – Mark 11:25

How to succeed in prayer

  • By willingly planning to have a prayerful life
  • By setting time to study God’s word and pray
  • By confessing every known sin to God
  • By forgiving every person you think has wronged you
  • By obeying the truth you know

Definitions of truth according to the Bible

  • Jesus is the truth – John 14:6
  • God’s word is the truth – John 17:17
  • All Commandments of God are the truth – Ps. 119:151

A life without prayer is a sky without the sun and a body without the heart.

How prayer should be offered: Further reading

  • In the Holy Spirit – Eph 6:18; Jude 1:20
  • In faith – Mt 21:22; Jas 1:6
  • In full assurance of faith – Heb 10:22
  • In a forgiving spirit – Mt 6:12
  • With the heart – Jer 29:13; La 3:41
  • With the whole heart – Ps 119:58,145
  • With preparation of heart – Job 11:13
  • With a true heart – Heb 10:22
  • With the soul – Ps 42:4
  • With the spirit and understanding – Joh 4:22-24; 1Co 14:15
  • With confidence in God – Ps 56:9; 86:7; 1Jo 5:14
  • With submission to God – Lu 22:42
  • With unfeigned lips – Ps 17:1
  • With deliberation – Ec 5:2
  • With holiness – 1Ti 2:8
  • With humility – 2Ch 7:14; 33:12
  • With truth – Ps 145:18; Joh 4:24
  • With desire to be heard – Ne 1:6; Ps 17:1; 55:1,2; 61:1
  • With desire to be answered
  • Ps 27:7; 102:2; 108:6; 143:1
  • Heb 4:16
  • In everything – Php 4:6

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