10 Things: 7 Prayer

#7 of the 10 things God gives us on our discipleship journey to Christ Likeness 

PRAYER
God is always available to talk.

God tell us we can call on Him, talk to Him, anytime day or night on our journey to become like Jesus.
Romans 8:29

God tell us we can ask Him about anything and everything.

In Jeremiah 33:3 God says: “Call on me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things you don’t know about”

1 John 5:15 says when we ask God for something, He hears us.

In Psalms 91:15 God says: “Call on me and I will answer you”

In Matthew 7:7 Jesus says: when you ask, seek and knock then God will answer your prayers.

PRAY FOR……….

-SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING
Ephesians 1:15-19 says pray and God will give you Spiritual Understanding so you can know Him, His Son, His will, and His ways.

-FORGIVENESS
1 John 1:9 says God Will forgive us if we ask Him to.

-WISDOM
James 1:5 says if we need wisdom, ask God and He will give it to you.

-PEACE
Philippians 4:6-7 says praying to God will give you peace

-DELIVERANCE FROM EVIL
Luke 11:4 says pray and God will deliver us from evil and temptation. Also in Luke 22:40.

-WHEN PEOPLE SUFFER
Hebrews 13:3 says to pray when people are being mistreated, hurting, and suffering.

-FOR YOUR NEEDS
Philippians 4:19 says God will supply your needs.
Matthew 7:9-11 says He will supply your needs so just ask Him.

-FOR OTHERS NEEDS
1 Thessalonians 5:23-25 & 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Tells us to pray for the needs of others

Are you Listening?

Prayer is more than TAKING to God. Prayer is LISTENING to God too….

God is always speaking, teaching!

Talking and Asking is 1% of prayer! Listening is 99% of prayer!

In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Paul said He prayed all the time. He wasn’t always talking or asking. He was always listening. 

Paul was in continual communication and conversation with God.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Prayer is not giving God your wish list.

Praying is a two way conversation.

God already knows what you need
Matthew 6:8

You really really need is to listen to Him!

Jesus Prayed

Luke 6:12 says Jesus went up into the mountains and prayed all night.

When did Jesus Pray?

Here are a few:

  • Luke 3:21-22
  • Luke 9:28-43
  • Matthew 14:23
  • Matthew 26:36-46
  • Luke 23:34

Google “show me all the times that Jesus prayed”

Jesus said He did what His  Father showed Him.
John 5:19-20

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Learn to PRAY

Plan to PRAY 

Always PRAY

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Want to be like Jesus?
PRAY

God is always there!
PRAY

There’s so much more!
PRAY 

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“My prayer for you is that you become a person who prays!”

The disciples said: Lord, teach us to PRAY?
Luke 11:1