How to Pray

Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God;

and the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

LORD Jesus, we praise You, for You have made the way for us, so we can come before the Father in prayer. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we give into our anxieties and whenever we fail to seek counsel and help that comes from You. Enable us to pray, precious LORD Jesus. Guide us in our prayers and supplications so that we come before God not only in prayer but in prayer with thanksgiving in our hearts. Give us the ability to believe His promises to be true and that what God has promised He is also able to perform. Hallelujah! Let us make our requests be known to our God. Bless us with the Peace that surpasses all understanding and guard our hearts and minds through Christ. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

The Secret Place of Prayer

When do you pray? Do you have a dedicated time of prayer? What about the required space to pray? If there is a lot going on inside your home, perhaps you have found a secret place somewhere outside to pray? Yes, it can be a challenge, especially with young and/or many children at home, to find a place for private prayer and Bible reading. It can be done, though. How about praying for God to guide you to find that secret place of prayer where you can meet with Him on a daily basis? 

Gathering For Prayer

For where two or three are gathered together in My name,
I am there in the midst of them.

(Matthew 18:20)

What a promise! Jesus said, whenever two or three of us gather in His name, that He would be in our midst. We come together in prayer, let’s remember to set our minds on things above. Let me quote what my Pastor said to his congregation about two weeks ago:

“We need to allow God’s Word to shape how we pray. The Word of God tells us how to pray. Our prayers need to be biblical, and they need to be mostly spiritual.”

(Pastor Vincent Quinlan)

We so often use our congregational prayers to give God and the people who are present “an abundance of unnecessary information.” Rambling on and wordiness do not help. 

In the most desperate situation, something like,

I don’t know all of what is happening. You, O God, You know everything. Help! Please help, O God, I pray.

can often be the best and most powerful prayer. 

Pray and believe that God will hear you today.

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