Jesus does it and I am called to be like Him, so I am also called to intercede for others. I will pray the Word daily because it is my reasonable service. Romans 12 will be my platform: “To love and respect others and while rejoicing in hope; being patient in tribulation; and continuing instant in prayer”. To be more like Christ is my goal and “It is not the will of the Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish (Matthew 18:14)”. For it is truly Christ to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2).
We should know why we pray and why it is important. We should also know that prayer cant just come from our mouths but from our hearts as well. Our affections cling to self and to worldly objectives; our prayer cannot rise above their level no matter what words we use. In Luke 11:1 it says “ Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” we should be taught to pray either from the church or from the people around us. Taught in a sense of listening, not actually taking lessons on it.
The book of Proverbs tells us that we need to cling on to Him which to me that means we should follow His teachings and do whatever it takes to be with God so we can share in God's life in heaven. When something bad happens to us and we don't know how to handle it we can always pray to God for help, instead of doing what may seem right to us may be wrong to God, that is why we should pray to Him for help. If we trust in God then he will help us to make the best of the situation. As long as we believe in God then he will forgive us. I know that if we confess our sins often so that we don't forget some of them later that he will forgive us as long as we are truly sorry for them, we do our penance and we ask him for forgiveness then he will forgive us.
I do need to begin seeking the heart of God more about how these truths are to be applied to our church in such a brief window of time. I need to appeal to Him for a clarity, conviction, and power of delivery that will make His message impact the lives of His people. I need to pray over every point to be sure I'm wording it in a way that He wants. I must pray for the coming worship services and for those the Lord would have to be there. Often, I preach a message, then realize that someone who really needed it wasn't even present to hear.
It is by sin that we face difficulties in being faithful Christians but only through Christ that we grow spiritually. Also we can see the importance of having faith in the field of work and the power of prayers that can assist you in your life as a messenger of God and how you develop yourself to know and be ready for the second life that is eternal life. Anfenson-Vance (1988) states that there is nothing in this world that we can do alone but with God we can do anything. Therefore it is important to converse with God in prayer and by faith to successfully overcome our burdens. So from there we can learn how important to have faith in us as young people.
Fellow preachers will hopefully be encouraged by this and want to devote their life to prayer, so that they will better their preaching. Bounds exemplifies through his work that preaching has no power without prayer. He also sets forth the idea that prayer is the life-giving force behind our work for God. In reading this book, it inspires one to pray more and be able to be more effective in their ministry. In the beginning of the book, Bounds expresses that we depend on God just as much as he depends on us.
Jesus taught that people must be persistent in prayer. They should not expect their prayers to be answered straight away. Jesus taught that Christians must pray with true faith and devotion. Prayer was the way through which Jesus could talk to his father, God. Jesus believed that God had a purpose for his creation.
Jesus teaches His disciples that prayer is not a show but genuinely addressing God, it is creates a relationship between God and man so when we pray the appreciation of this relationship should be existent. When you pray ‘your kingdom come’ you are praying for God’s kingdom of grace and for faith in the gospel, which inturn means a relationship with the Lord. To pray earnestly means to actually mean what you say when you pray to God, it means you pray from the depth of your heart, sincerely meaning every word you say. Therefore when you pray ‘your kingdom come’ you ask that God may rule over you and include you in the inhabitants of His ... ... middle of paper ... ...th the commandments. The ten commandments were given to Moses in the Old Testament and these ten commandments are still applicable today.
In reality, the best we can do is to participate in disciplines such as prayer in an effort to understand it better. All of his was summed up both well and succinctly by St. Anselm of Canterbury in his idea that we are practicing fides quaerens intellectum – “faith seeking understanding.” And so we practice prayer not to figure God out, but to embrace both God and those we are praying with and
For instance, in Matthew 6:8, Jesus instructs that the length of our prayers should not be wordy because “your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” (Matt. 6:8) In her book The Power of Simple Prayer, Joyce Meyers goes over other keys that will ensure our prayers to be effective. The keys she goes over include: obedience to God, being consistently and uncompromisingly righteous, persistence, being properly submitted to those in authority over us, praying for others more than we pray for ourselves, treating people well, extending forgiveness just as we have been forgiven, and praying with expectation (The Power of Simple Prayer; Chapter 10, Joyce Meyers). To me the praying for others more than praying for myself seems to be a struggle of mine because I’m focused more on others during the day that my faith feels as though it’s dragging, so I pray for spiritual maturity and restoration more than I pray about the people I’ve come