Prayer is simply and sincerely talking with God.
It is a vital part of our Christian growth and should be done each day.
Just as a plant needs the light of the sun to flourish, Christians need a daily communication with their Maker.
The main reason we have been created is to have initimate fellowship with God.
Three Kinds of Prayer:
- Praise – Expressing our appreciation to God for who He is.
- Thanksgiving – Thanking God for what He has done and will do.
- Petition – Asking God to answer specific requests. Question
Can I be confident that God will answer my prayers?
Yes! When you pray according to the will of God in each situation.
“And this is the confidence which we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of Him.” (1 John 5:14,15 – RSV)
When will God not even hear me when I pray?
“He (God) would not have listened if I had not confessed my sins.” (Psalms 66:18 – LB)
Can prayer help me not to sin against God?
Yes! “… Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Luke 22:40)