Tag Archive: Prayer

As Christians, we have power. We have the power of God through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After Jesus had risen from the dead, He said something He had never said before:

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”

Matthew 28:18 (NIV)
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This year has been a very active one for me in the spiritual realm. I have been more earnest in prayer than I have been for many years. Indeed, I have spent a lot of this year praying and being still before the Lord, and, when I think about it, it’s been both difficult and easy. It’s been difficult because I’m not the one out there in action like I’ve been used to most of my life. Instead, I have been allowing the Lord to fight the battles while I await instructions and then do what I’m supposed to do. The easy part in all is this is the simplicity in my prayers.

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I’m currently studying prayer and thought I’d share with you something I’ve learned that might help you approach prayer with more confidence.

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The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven.

Nehemiah 2:4 (NIV)

There are many promises in the Bible. Of those many promises in the Bible, Matthew 6:33 and Proverbs 3:5-6 are two that are near and dear to my heart.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

Sometimes things happen and we don’t have the opportunity to get down on our knees and ask God what He thinks while they’re happening. From conversations with co-workers, friends, neighbors, and strangers to driving and suddenly being in the middle of an accident. Sometimes, we may not have the time to get onto our knees and pray, but we can still ask God for help. We’ve all been blind-sided at least once in our life by something we didn’t see coming. How you might be thinking, can I be prepared in prayer?

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