how’s your prayer life?

How’s your… prayer life?

Luke 18:1 tells us: “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”

Paul directs us in I Thessalonians 5:17 to “pray without ceasing.” He tells us that the first priority of worship should be “that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” (1 Timothy 2:1, 2)

God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah and said, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (33:3)

Again it was Jesus who said: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:7-11)

James reminds us, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (5:16)

Jude tells us to “build yourselves up in your most holy faith (by) praying in the Holy Spirit.” (1:20)

These are just a few of the verses in the Bible that remind us that the Word of God continually calls the people of God to prayer, both corporately and individually, and that the Bible is a prayer guide teaching us how to pray effectively.

So, how’s your prayer life?


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