PRAYER - 20 Amazing Bible Words To Know: (PROSEUCHE) Part 1
I have learned some things about prayer over the years. I have read many books, watched many people and prayed many prayers. I have searched the Bible and have learned the prayers that are recorded there. I have taken to heart Jesus’ instructions about prayer and the wisdom that King David and the Apostle Paul have shared about it.
What have I learned? If there were just one thing that I could share about prayer that might change the way you pray it would be this: if you feel like you should pray ... then you should stop what you are doing and pray.
Don’t wait. Don’t shrug it off. Don’t ignore it. God wants you to pray. When God puts it on your heart to pray for something, then you should pray.
For some reason, there are a lot of Christians who think that their prayers are unimportant. But, God has called His people to pray. In 1 Timothy 2:8, Paul writes that God wants us to pray “in every place.” In Ephesians 6:8 he tells us to pray “at all times.” In fact, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 goes as far as to tell us to pray “without ceasing.”
There are 650 recorded prayers in the Bible. Why such an emphasis on prayer? It helps to understand how God feels about our prayers. Next week, we will take a look into the throne room of God and look at what happens when we pray We’ll see how God views our prayers and why He wants us to pray so much. More importantly, we’ll learn how He wants us to pray.
1 Samuel 1:15
“...I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord.”