‘Why We Pray’
May I share a blessing with you about ‘why we pray?” This week, after my Bible time and prayer, I felt the call to ask a simple question – ‘Why do we pray’.
Your answers show a depth of faith and experience in prayer that is both humbling and powerful. The following makes quite a time of worship, of praise, of calm assurance.
This is your list, to be shared again and again. Please share it with your pastor, family, and friends, maybe that one who is drawn away by darkness and needs to be reassured that prayer works. Here is your list.
To surrender all to Him in obedience.
Change our mindset & perspective
To bring God’s will, here on earth, as it is in heaven, to undo the works of the devil, to be God’s advocates here on earth.
We pray “Thy Kingdom come…Thy will be done…on earth as it is in heaven…” Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
To give Him glory!!
Be with the Father
To attain the single highest level of intimacy possible with God while we’re still in this skin…talking and listening to the one who made us.
And we love to talk with our Heavenly Father.
To maintain a close relationship with God!
Stay close to God’s heart.
.because only our holy, powerful Almighty God can change attitudes, redirect our will, and heal the bodies **He** created. And to think he gave the written Word so we can have at least a hint of the All he is! The More than we could ever ask or think.
To live life to the fullest as promised.
For forgiveness, guidance and protection.
Everything before His throne ,he restores
Peace, encouragement, an anchor to hold on to
I pray to talk and be closer to the only One who has all the answers for those I love and me and gives me strength to get through the day. He’s my best Friend, my guiding Light, and the Rock that never crumbles beneath my feet.
Then, to take action. Christianity is not sitting on our hands waiting for someone else to do something. Like this parable of the good Samaritan, Christianity is doing the right thing for others in need even when the religious establishment walks on by and looks the other way rather than dirty their hands. Prayers for grace, wisdom and mercy are for Christ to flow through us. If it puddles and stops where we stand, then its not truly grace, wisdom or mercy,
To be closer to God
To get my perspective back in order, and to praise Him.
Thankfulness and forgiveness
God says, “If were possible even the very elect would be deceived.” In this age of open spiritual warfare and deception that will only become more fierce, I ask and listen so I will have help and hope to get through each day. And when I stumble I will learn to listen and heed the voice of the Spirit and immediately follow His instruction. I long for the comfort, reassurance, and peace that only comes from His presence as I seek Him for everything.
Peace. It really is what we all long for.
To visit with God.
To pray for forgiveness, to thank God for all of His blessings and mercy
gain His direction and wisdom
To have conversation. To commune. To talk and listen. You can’t have a relationship with someone you don’t communicate with, learn about, and learn from. Prayer is the mechanism for the relationship.
Why do you talk to an old friend? People will give many answers but when the rubber hits the road- it’s no different than talking to your best friend- catching up, letting him know how your doing, telling him you love him
I often ask Him for His peace and joy and to fill me with His love.
Full repentance, to know God’s Will.
To have intimacy with our Savior.
Because we need to know regardless of how our life is, of how much we hurt, their is one person who is always their for us, who understands our pain, and loves us unconditionally regardless of how many times we fail.
Thank our Provider
To have communion with God the Father, fellowship with God the Son and guidance from God the Holy Spirit
To thank Him for care and to seek His will.
Praise, glorify and edify.
To praise and thank our Lord.
I heard someone say once that we pray not to change God’s mind, but to change our mind. Deep.
To talk to Him and to say thank you and to love Him.
BEGIN BY PRAISING GOD! Before prayer listen to music that inspires praise and worship. How can we pray if our focus is in us?
To know God.
God commanded it.
It’s our only means of communicating with God.
To talk to the one who loves me most
To talk with and to our sweet Lord Jesus who loved us enough to endure the cross to set us free from sin, and who rose again, victoriously, and is preparing a place for us in Heaven.
To praise Him for His great love, mercy, grace, forgiveness, protection, patience, and faithfulness.
To bring Heaven to Earth…”Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.”
What a precious list of ‘Why We Pray’. Please use this list, so well prompted by His Holy Spirit, to build up the body of Christ. Share the joy, the vitality that prayer brings to us and amen for that.
Author Terry Palmer in awe of what the Holy Spirit accomplished through each of you.