TRUTH OF PRAYER

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WE PRAY to express our wants and needs,
acknowledge God as the Almighty,
give our love and adoration,
   find grace in time of need,
for forgiveness and mercy,
for thankfulness.

    
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     Prayer wells up from the innermost Heart.     
    

 


REFERENCE ON PRAYER
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... "Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." ~ Luke 11:1

"... and he who humbles himself will be exalted." ~ Luke 18:9-14

... let your requests be made known to God; ... ~ Philippians 4:6-7

... my heart's desire and prayer to God ... ~ Romans 10:1

Pray with and in love.

"... Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. ..." ~ Matthew 6:9-13

"... Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. ..." ~ Luke 11:2-4

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REFERENCE ON AN EXAMPLE OF PRAYER


MATTHEW 6:9-13

"Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Heavenly Father,
no superlative does you justice.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
For the glory of your NOW universe,
let it be so.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Thank you for timely supplying us
with our needs.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
Forgive us our sins
and those who sin against us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
Lead us in to the light,
and protect us from darkness.
For Yours is the kingdom and the
power and glory forever.
No Love could be greater.
Amen." So be it.

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REFERENCE ON PRAYER, CONTINUED


●   Jesus did not just hang on the cross to die forsaken;                           
                                 he used it as a platform of instruction.


... that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ ...
~ John 17:1-5


... but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; ...
~ John 17:20-26


... they have believed that You sent Me. I pray for them. ... ~ John 17:6-19



For to this you were called, ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21-22

"Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but ..." ~ John 9:31

... But He hears the prayer of the righteous. ~ Proverbs 15:29

... the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. ... ~ Psalm 34:15-16

... the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; ... ~ 1st Peter 3:12

... away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
~ Proverbs 28:9


You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss,
that you may spend it on your pleasures. ~ James 4:3


Instead you ought to say,
"If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that." ~ James 4:15


If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. ~ Psalm 66:18

... your iniquities have separated you from your God; ... ~ Isaiah 59:1-2

... pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear
from heaven, and will forgive their sin ... ~ 2nd Chronicles 7:14-15


... pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. ...
~ Acts 8:20-24


... if our heart does not condemn us, ... ~ 1st John 3:21-22

... The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
~ James 5:16


"And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
~ Matthew 21:22


"... whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them,
and you will have them." ~ Mark 11:24


How to pray:
A prepared mind in spirit, according to God's will in faith,
with humility, and in the name of Christ


... do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks ... ~ Colossians 3:17

... if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. ~ 1st John 5:14

... But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, ... ~ James 1:4-6

"... that the Father may be glorified in the Son. ..." ~ John 14:13-14

"... that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you."
~ John 15:16


"... whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. ..."
~ John 16:23-24


"... nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." ~ Matthew 26:39

"And when you pray, you shall not be like hypocrites. ..." ~ Matthew 6:5

"... do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. ..." ~ Matthew 6:7

"... those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." ~ John 4:24

... So pants my soul for You, O God. ~ Psalm 42:1

When we should pray:
We should pray daily, continually, and at best, when most alert.


... pray without ceasing, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:17

... men always ought to pray and not lose heart. ~ Luke 18:1

... Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, ... ~ Psalm 55:16-17

... three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, ...
~ Daniel 6:10


What we should pray for:
Asking for a need, strength to overcome,
pleas to God on behalf of others, requests, and praise,
to show appreciation and express gratitude; thankfulness.

... prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks .... ~ 1st Timothy 2:1-2

1. Supplications   =   requests for needs
2. Prayers   =   appeals, petitions, praise, etc.
3. Intercessions   =   plea to God on behalf of others
4. Thanks   =   be grateful

Pray for all and especially our leaders that we may live in peace.
So that we may continue in goodness in our wordhip of God.


... praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, ...
~ Ephesians 6:18


SUPPLICATION:
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, ... ~ Hebrews 4:16

"And pray that your flight may not be in winter ..." ~ Matthew 24:20

"Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. ..." ~ Mark 14:38

... we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. ~ 1st John 5:15

... And the prayer of faith will save the sick, ... ~ James 5:13-16

"... pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape ..."
~ Luke 21:34-36


PRAYER:
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant ... ~ Colossians 4:2-3

... pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, ...
~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:1-2


INTERCESSION:
... constant prayer was offered to God for him ... ~ Acts 12:5

... we ..., do not cease to pray for you, and to ask ... ~ Colossians 1:3-9

... I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in ...
~ Philippians 1:9


... for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete ...
~ Colossians 4:12


Therefore we also pray always for you ... ~ 2nd Thessalonians 1:11

... night and day praying exceedingly that we may see ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 3:9-13


... Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, ...
~ Hebrews 13:18


... "Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things ... ~ Acts 8:18-24

... pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, ...
~ Matthew 5:44-45


... I do not say that he should pray about that. ~ 1st John 5:16

... But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; ...
~ Luke 22:31-32


... "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." ...
~ Luke 23:34


... I pray that you may prosper in all things ... ~ 3rd John 1:2

... to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: ...
~ Ephesians 1:15-16


THANKSGIVING:
... giving thanks to God the Father through Him. ~ Colossians 3:17

And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, ...
~ Matthew 15:36


... that He took bread, blessed and broke it, ... ~ Luke 24:30

... he took bread and gave thanks to God ... ~ Acts 27:35

I thank my God always concerning you ... ~ 1st Corinthians 1:4

... in every prayer of mine making request for you all ... ~ Philippians 1:3-5

We give thanks to God always for you all, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 1:2-3

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, ... ~ James 1:17

... but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, ...
~ Philippians 4:6




Where we should pray:
We can pray anywhere and quiet solitude is preferable.

... men pray everywhere, ... ~ 1st Timothy 2:8

... to a solitary place; and there He prayed. ~ Mark 1:35

... He went out to the mountain to pray, ... ~ Luke 6:12

... He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, ... ~ Luke 22:39-40

... pray to your Father who is in the secret place; ... ~ Matthew 6:6


Glorifying
God
  In Faith    
Not Doubting         
In Solitary      
For Faith
not to Fail
      
      Without
  Ceasing
  In Your
Secret Place
  For the Word
to be Glorified
          Not to
be Seen
    For Godly
Laborers
   Continually   Not in Vain
Repetition
    According
to His Will
           
        Upon
Important
Decisions
         With All
Perseverance
To be
Heard
The Coming
of His Will

Always  
         
Unrelentingly
   
   For
Strength to
Stand in Him
                 
Believing Rising   To Give
Thanks
    PRAY Cry
Aloud
 
    Trusting Him       
Earnestly   For
Prosperity
For Daily
Needs
 
  Serious     For Peace
at Home
 
Watchful      For One
Another
      Heartís
Desire
         
    For a
Loving Heart
      For Quiet
Peaceable Life
In Comforting
Surroundings
       For Love
        For Wise
Understanding
      For Enemies  
  For
Healing
       Safe
From Evil
 
      For
Forgiveness
Worthy to
Escape
            
  In
Agony
For the
Sick
      Free of
Temptation
Not For Evil
Pleasures
  Humble
Confession
 

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... praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, ... ~ Jude 1:20-21

In real prayer, a direct dialog channel with God is established.
Prayers are ineffective if you pray without submission.
An honest and humble heart is paramount.
Talk to God, not yourself or others.
One genuine word is enough.

    Sample Structure of Prayer
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Abba Father Lord above all YAHWEH JEHOVAH
who holds the flowers and the life of the bees, ...
    
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CONTENT ...
    
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In your rightfully exalted Son's precious name
and through His authority, Jesus the Christ, we pray.
    

... we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, ... ~ Romans 8:26

Prayer is where our hearts touch the sky.

 

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"Prayer"

"When the Lord Prayed"