Prayer Is Talking With God. God Hears Everything.
All access to God – including prayer – is possible only through the merits of who Jesus is and what he has done. Jesus made this plain in John 14:6: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” But to pray “in Jesus’s name” is not accomplished simply by adding, often mindlessly, those words at the end of a prayer; rather, it is to pray with reliance on what Jesus has done for us, and not the worthiness of who we are or what we have done.
A Beginners' Guide To Praying
How is your prayer life? Are you curious about where to start praying or how to start praying? Praying doesn’t have to be overwhelming. When we pray to God we need to learn to listen for the whisperings in our soul that give us feelings or impressions of what we should do. This takes practice. We have to learn to tell our own thoughts from the thoughts that God puts into our heart and head. This video may help walk you through understanding prayer, and how we should pray.
The Holy Spirit Helps Believers Pray
The Holy Spirit not only prompts prayer in all believers, but he also helps us pray rightly. As Romans 8:26-27 explains, “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. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”
Prayer To Believe
Dear God, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I reach forward today, touch the hem of Your garment, and receive my healing. Yes, I want to get well. Give me the faith to walk in freedom and victory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. Sharon Jaynes
What Is Repentance?
A correct understanding of repentance is absolutely fundamental to biblical Christianity. Repentance is the activity of reviewing one’s actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by commitment to, and actual actions that show and prove a change for the better. In the Old Testament the term repentance comes from the Hebrew word group that means “turn away from”.
In modern times, it is generally seen as involving a commitment to personal change and the resolve to live a more responsible and humane life. In other words, being sorry for one’s misdeeds. It can also involve sorrow over a specific sin or series of sins that an individual feels guilt over, or conviction that he or she has committed.
The practice of repentance plays an important role in the soteriological doctrines of Judaism and Christianity. “Repent,” urged Peter, “and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). These divinely inspired words, spoken on the Day of Pentecost, the annual holy day that became the “birthday” of the New Testament church, show that repentance is the first prerequisite for receiving the Holy Spirit.
To pray for the first time requires courage. The first step is always to listen in order to find out what to pray for.
In times of emotional or physical hardship, it’s easy to feel hopeless; to feel like things will never get better. But, as the Bible says, “with God all things are possible.” So when you do come up against obstacles in life — with your health, your work, your relationships, or something else — taking a moment to sit and say of prayer for healing can help.
God means for your life, married or unmarried, student or employee, young or old – to run on the power of prayer. Prayer fuels the engine of your heart and mind. It’s not coffee, or Chipotle, or social media buzz; it’s prayer. You need God in and through prayer more than you need anything else. We will not do anything of any real and lasting value without God, which means we will not do anything of any real and lasting value without prayer.