“Lord, Teach Us To Pray”

Posted: May 10, 2008 in Bible Study, Christianity, Church, God's Will, Prayer
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Asking and receiving. That is about the extent of some people’s communication with God. Few people take the time to thank God for the blessings He bestows upon them.  Do you suppose this grieves the heart of God? How would you feel if people never thanked you for favors you did for them?

Maybe we should spend less time asking God for favors and start communicating with Him in other ways. Did you know that there are 8 ways a Christian can communicate with God? Some of them don’t expect any response from God. Improve your communication with God through-

 

 

 

 

Worship-Knowing who God is, give back to Him His full worth. Revelation 4:9,10

Praise-Appreciating some aspect of God’s character that was responsible for the benefits you received. Hebrews 13:15

Thanksgiving-Expressing gratitude to God for past, present, and future benefits. “For all things” Ephesians 5:20, “In all situations” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, and “For all men” 1 Timothy 2:1.

Supplication-Making a request when the need or object is unknown. A cry for help. Ephesians 6:18

Intercession– Pleading for or against known objects or needs. 1 Timothy 2:1; Romans 11:2

Asking in Jesus’ name– Asking for a known object as if Christ were asking for you. John 14:13

Confession-Acknowledging your personal sins by naming them to God. 1 John 1:9 

Vow-Promising to accomplish a specific thing that the Holy Spirit has moved the heart to do. James 5:15

Not only is it important to know how to pray, we need to be engaged in meaningful prayer throughout the day (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Why is this so important? Jesus said, “Without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

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