Are there certain manners to prayer? How long should we pray? How can prayer edify and build each other up?
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. Matt. 6:5
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matt. 6:6
LORD help us to teach our children to listen to you.
Open our spiritual eyes Jesus. We want to see your heart.
Make us a cornerstone for houses, jobs, our nations.
Have listening ears, have seeing eyes so you can speak and pray Gods will.
Prayer spaces : A closet blocks our distractions. A high mountain is for clear vision and perspective. A light in a dark and wicked place.
Praying to God the Father
Jesus taught us to pray to God the Father in Matthew 6. Most examples of prayer in the Bible are prayers directly addressed to God.
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.” (Matthew 6:6 NIV)
We don’t go wrong when we pray directly to God the Father. He is our Creator and the one we should worship. Through Jesus, we have direct access to God. He’s not limited to just priests and prophets, but is accessible to each of us.
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 1 Timothy 2:8
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.””
Praying through Jesus the Son
Jesus is the son of God. Fully divine, yet came to earth and was fully human for a time. Jesus died to give us salvation and to give us this unrestricted access to the Father.
We can also pray to Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Jesus tells us in John 14:14, “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” We see examples of the early church praying to Jesus. In fact, many of Paul’s prayers are addressed to Jesus.
Praying in the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit has a unique role in prayer. The Holy Spirit intercedes for us, helps us pray, and even prays for us when we don’t have the words.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Romans 8:26 NIV)
We are called to pray “in the Spirit,” calling on the Holy Spirit to help us pray and help us know what to pray.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. (Ephesians 6:18 NIV)
When I’m struggling to find the words to pray, unable to articulate my deepest prayer needs, I call on the Holy Spirit. When I’m stepping out in faith, taking a next step toward where God is calling, I call on the Holy Spirit for guidance and support. When I’m praying with others and the needs are great, I call on the Holy Spirit to intercede and help us pray.
Declare the blood of Jesus in victory.
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of a fool. When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, “My vow was a mistake.” Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands? Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God.”
Father God, forgive me for the times I haven't been "all in." Forgive me for the ways I have turned away from You physically, spiritually, and emotionally. If You're not at the center of my life, then nothing else matters. So please show me what steps I need to take to draw near to You. Show me how to live a life that is
completely devoted to the glory of Your name.
Jesus,Thank You for the morning breath. Thank You for your love, Thank you for your kindness, Thank you for your understanding, Thank you for your grace, Thank you for your truth, Thank you for your hope, Thank you for forgiveness. I love you lord. I love to be your servant. Thank you for using me in your service. Bless my heart to bless others. Guide my mornings midday’s and evenings to be in service to you. I pray and ask for a financial increase for everyone here today. I praise you lord in Jesus name Amen
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
We want to always show respect to God by treating times of prayer with respect through our body language and speech. Praise God that we are free to come to the throne of God at anytime.
In prayer speak from your heart and share your hopes and desires as well as your worries and problems. You can ask God for help, direction, forgiveness, or healing. Whatever is on your mind, bring it to Him, acknowledging that His wisdom and timing is greater than yours. You can ask Him what He wants for you.
Share your feeling with God about others. You can pray for their needs or ask for ways you can love and help them.
Express appreciation to God for all the blessings in your life. Even challenges can be a blessing. Gratitude helps us feel humble, which keeps our hearts and minds more open to God’s answers.
Thank you for another great day of Zoom Battle Prayer.