Posts Tagged ‘ Prayer ’

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

When life is so hard, so scary, and so wearying that we barely know how to think straight, God helps us talk with Him.

If you find it hard to pray, either sit quietly, inviting Him to speak, or let it all out at Him. He can take it. He will help you.

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

Do not expect God to listen to your prayers if you openly flaunt your sin.

But if you sincerely draw near to Him and trust in Him, God hears every prayer you pray!

VerseD: Philippians 4:6

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Philippians 4:6, ESV

It can be hard to NOT worry in life. However, if we continuously draw near God through prayer and thank Him for everything in life – even the hard stuff – we will find His strength keeping us afloat and beyond worry.

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

Jesus is not saying that as a Christian you can ask for and get whatever you want or think you need.

Jesus is saying that the closer you are to Him, the more you will want what God wants, and you will get those things according to His will. (The full meaning of “in Jesus’ name” is to act in and take on the character of Jesus.)

VerseD: James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7, ESV

It is especially hard for the devil to attack you if you remain close to God.

Read your Bible, live with a church family, and pray.

VerseD: Philippians 1:3

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
Philippians 1:3, ESV

Do you love and pray for the Church? We may not always agree on everything, but it is our family. We should pray for each other with thanksgiving everyday.

VerseD: Romans 12:12

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

We have so much to be thankful for, and we were promised this life would be hard, especially for Christians in this fallen world.

Be in constant conversation with our Lord, to thank Him and rely on Him.