Roger Condez, a recent author from Bacolod City, In addition to writing, he likes to read Bible stories and Lesson reviews for discussion.
What is the Meaning of Prayer?
Prayer is a Conversation with God. Praise God’s glory, tell Him your joys and sorrows, ask for what you need for yourself and for others and give thanks to God.
How to Pray
We can compare prayer to the way children and parents talk with each other. How do you talk to your parents or how do your children talk with you?
>Children call their parents by the names, “Mother” or “Father.”
>Children talk about what they are happy about.
>Children tell their parents what they have done and what they want to do.
Read Philippians 4:4. How often should we rejoice?
For instance He created everything. Our parents like to hear us praise them. God, who is all loving and almighty doesn’t need us to praise Him. However, He is happy when we recognize His power. It is also a very nice practice to say a short prayer of thanks for food each time before we eat. God has many wonderful characteristics that we should praise.
Read 1 John 1:9. What does God say we should do in prayer when we have sinned?
We should specifically tell God what we have done wrong and ask for His forgiveness. We should also ask Him to change us and empower us to do what is right.
Read Philippians 4:6-7. What should we do when we have troubles?
God already knows about our troubles, but He wants us to feel our need and to come close to Him, sharing what’s on our hearts. He delights to answer those who feel their need of Him. He promises in Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and save such as have a repentant spirit.”
Read 1 Timothy 2:1. Who does God want us to also pray for?
What should we pray about? Pray that they will have good health or recover from sickness. Pray that they will have enough food. Pray that they will come to believe in Jesus and receive His forgiveness. God can help us with all these things, including financial problems. Finally, you should thank God by asking for all these things in the name of Jesus. To pray in His name means to pray through His power.
What if God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer?
God is like a parent. If you don’t see the answer to your prayer, don’t stop praying. Remember, God doesn’t want to give us anything that will hurt us. Sometimes it’s not the right time for what we ask for. Sometimes we are not asking for something that is God’s will.
Apply this to Your Life
Right now, stop and take time to pray to God using the things that you have learned.
1. Tell God you love Him by calling Him your Father and listing your admirations for Him. Gratitude is due to God for all that He has done for you.
2. Declare your sins. Request His forgiveness and transformation.
3. Tell Him about the issues you are experiencing and the needs you have.
4. Beg God to assist others. Pray specifically for everyone you know who needs assistance, as well as for the leaders of your nation and church.
5. Remembering Jesus' strength and love for you, finish your prayer "in the name of Jesus."
Plant Another Seed
You may now encourage others to pray with assurance and faith because you are enjoying the delight of a dialogue with God. Teach kids that God is an attentive Father who wants to speak with them. Even if they can't speak as nicely as you can, pray for them and exhort them to pray aloud with you. Their confidence in praying both by themselves and with others will grow as a result.
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