What are some reasons we pray?
Today we are going to discuss our call to pray.
Praying is something that we all need to do more of. How we spend our time is an indicator of what we see as valuable. If we put private time into prayer, we are saying to God that we think our relationship with God is important. As a church we need to be people who pray privately, but we also need to pray together. Matthew 18:20 says, “Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am with them. There is something significantly powerful when a group of people meet together to pray for a common focus.
So what is prayer?
For some it is the repetition of chants, mantras, or formal prayers out of a book. But prayer is the language of relationship. It is not the relationship of two equals. Praying involves a person seeking something from someone greater than us on whom we are dependant. Praying to God acknowledges that we recognize that He …show more content…
Have someone read Matthew 6:6.
Whad does this verse say about how we should pray?
We notice that Christ often withdrew to pray. He sought seclusion and quiet. He has told us to do the same. The language of prayer that Jesus is talking about is a dialogue with God that calls for us to place ourselves in a position to listen as well as to talk.
Does praying only involve giving God a list of our needs?
Have someone read Matthew 6:8
Why do you think God still wants us to pray for our needs to be met?
There are three things to remember when we pray. Have someone read Ephesians 16:23
We need to make our prayers God-Centered.
When we pray, we should remember who we are talking to. We have been given the privilege of coming before the creator of the universe. He is the God who made everything thing, and he has given us the honor of bringing our requests before him. That 's why many preachers/teachers tell us to start our prayers with