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VerseD: James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

James 5:16, ESV

We don’t confess sins to gossip or hold something over others. Instead, we confess to begin healing and show we believe God can heal and forgive.

VerseD: James 5:13

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

James 5:13, ESV

We should pray in all circumstances, knowing God is near the brokenhearted, and He celebrates with us as we worship Him.

VerseD: Matthew 7:8

For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 7:8, ESV

God is first and foremost concerned with His glory and the salvation of our souls. Therefore, may not grant every request we make. He gives salvation, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and wisdom in abundance (and He does like to give us other things, as well.)

VerseD: Matthew 6:7-8

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

Matthew 6:7‭-‬8, ESV

God is in control.

He knows our needs. He knows how to help us.

He also likes when we reach for Him, so ask for Him and His righteousness help in all circumstances.

VerseD: Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Mark 11:24, ESV

As we seek God’s will and are conformed more to the image of Christ, we will want the things God wants. Everything we ask for will be what God wants.

VerseD: John 15:7

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 15:7, ESV

Our Lord wants give us good things, and as we seek His will He answers yes and gives more and more. Especially of those things go that conform us to Jesus.

VerseD: Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Romans 8:26, ESV

It’s okay to not know what to pray for or how to pray, especially when we have to deal with the problems of this world. Our Lord knows our needs and and helps us in all things.

VerseD: 1 Peter 3:12

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

1 Peter 3:12, ESV

It is not the prayer but the heart of the person that God is focused on. Be right with God through Jesus Christ to know your prayers are heard.

VerseD: Colossians 4:2

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:2, ESV

Our God can do anything,  so we should be asking Him for impossible things to happen. And simple things.

And being thankful for all He has done, especially for our salvation.

VerseD: Matthew 6:6

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:6, ESV

God rewards faithfulness. He may not answer all of prayers with “Yes”, but He will make us more like Jesus and take care of all our needs.