Importance Of Prayer For Believers

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Prayer Prayer is another extremely important discipline for believers to practice. When explaining prayer one must first understand what prayer is. An anonymous author in an article known as the Quiver wrote the following statement about what prayer is: “Prayer is the application of want to Him who alone can relieve it. Prayer is the voice of a sinner to Him alone can pardon sin. Prayer is poverty pleading, humility worshipping, penitence confessing, and truth trusting. Prayer is no eloquence, but earnestness. Prayer is the cry of faith to the ear of mercy. Prayer is the language of the heart to Him whom all hearts are open. . . Reader art thou a man of prayer? For men must pray or perish.” The main idea to point out is that prayer is communicating…show more content…
The main book that shows prayer in the Old Testament is the book of Psalms. On the other hand, another interesting place to see prayer used is in 1 Samuel 14:36 which states, “Then Saul said, “Let us go down after the Philistines by night and plunder them until the morning light; let us not leave a man of them.” And they said, “Do whatever seems good to you.” But the priest said, “Let us draw near to God here.” This shows how Saul’s main priority was not prayer, which later lead to his death. He was then replaced by King David who is the author of the majority of the Psalms and always relied on God for…show more content…
This principle will help a believer become more acquainted with praying out loud while others are around. This also helps them practice praying corporately with other people. Donald also mentions the tendency for people to pray a specific way simply because there are other people around them, but practicing praying with others helps focus the attention back on God. The Final tip provided from Donald Whitney is through reading about prayer. He uses the passage out of Proverbs chapter 13 verse 20, which states, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise.” This shows that if a believer seeks the counsel of the wise or invest their time learning from wise people they will able to gain wisdom. This is why Donald Whitney advises believers to read books written on

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