Posts Tagged ‘ Pray ’

VerseD: Isaiah 40:31

but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31, ESV

God empowers those who seek Him to endure the troubles of this world and to impact this world for Christ with the Gospel.

VerseD: Deuteronomy 6:5

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Deuteronomy 6:5, ESV

We pray, seeking God.
We read Sripture, thinking about God.
We work diligently, obeying God.
We share His Gospel, loving God by loving others.

VerseD: Matthew 6:11

Give us this day our daily bread,
Matthew 6:11, ESV

God is our source of all that we need. He cares for us and provides for us, most importantly through the Bread of Life, Jesus.
Seek Him first, and all our deepest needs are met.

VerseD: Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
Matthew 5:44, ESV

Our hope in Christ pushes us to emulate Him, and, just like He prayed for and loved those persecuting Him, we win over others by praying for and showing love to those who despise us.

VerseD: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16‭-‬18, ESV

We show the hope that we have by continually praising God in thankfulness, for we know He is reforming us into Christ’s image to prepare us for His return.

VerseD: Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12, ESV

As our Lord prayed, so should we.
As our Lord showed patience under ridicule and pain, so should we.
Since our Lord is risen, we hope in His return.

VerseD: James 5:13

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
James 5:13, ESV

As the Church, we should pray and mourn with those who suffer and celebrate and sing with those who are happy.
It shows God’s love and compassion with all people.

VerseD: Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
Matthew 5:44, ESV

When we pray for and do good works toward those who mistreat us, we either heap coals on their heads for the final judgment or lead them to saving knowledge in Jesus Christ.

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

When are seeking God and His righteousness, we will want the things He wants and want to ask for the things that line up with His character and will, not selfish desires or unjust, evil requests.

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

The only condition here is “according to God’s will.” In Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we are conforming to His likeness with access to His mind.

Believe in God, and pray for this world and your witness to it.