The sense of Prayer
To become aware of the sense of prayer we need to know what a prayer is and what we can achieve with it and how we have to do it.
Definition of Prayer
In some dictionary, we will find that prayer is a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God, which can be expressed vocally or mentally.
But for Christians who have a really good relationship with God, prayer is a conversation with God so that you can fine tune your will to His will in order to give Him space to reveal and/or manifest His will here on earth so that He can establish His kingdom here on earth.
The most important part of prayer is to listen to God and not speaking to God. Most people only talk to God and they don’t listen to God what makes their prayer something that’s not a conversation at all.
The purpose of Prayer
As we have seen some Christians fine tune their will to God’s will so that He can get the space to reveal and/or manifest His will here on earth so that He can establish His kingdom here on earth.
In Matthew 6:8-13 it is written: 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. Your kingdom comes, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
And in John 16:24 it is written: Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
So here we can see that it’s God’s will that we fine tune our will to His will so that He can establish His kingdom on earth, through us.
Kinds of Prayer
- Supplications (ask God eagerly for revelations and help)
- Petitions (ask God for the manifestations of our legal status in Christ)
- intercessions (ask God for the salvation or transformation of others)
- thanksgiving (thanking God for all that He has done for us)
- worshipping God
- praying in the spirit
In 1Timothy 2:1-2 it is written: 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.
And in Philippians 4:6-7 it is written: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
The power of Prayer
The power of prayer is in the authority of Jesus’s name, in our faith in God’s ability, love and faithfulness, and in our persistence.
In John 16:23 it is written: Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.
And in Mark 11:22-24 it is written: So Jesus answered and said to them, have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
And in Luke 11:9 it is written: So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
The secret of Prayer
The secret of prayer is in the asking and in the listening. We have to ask questions according to God’s will while we reckon Him as God the omniscience, the almighty one, and the faithful one who is love.
In 1 John 5:14 it is written: Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
So we have seen that prayer is a conversation with God where we fine tune our will to His will so that we can give Him the space that He needs to let us reign in life.
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