Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Why Should We Pray?

"The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day."

- E.M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer

1) God’s Word prompts us to pray (Luke 18:1; Phil 4:6; 1 Thess 5:17).
2) God imparts wisdom to those who pray (James 1:5).
3) We assist others when we pray (Eph 6:18-20; 2 Thess 3:1-2; 1 Tim
4) We have great expectations when we pray (Matt 21:22).
5) Prayer protects us from the temptation of sin (Matt 26:41).
6) Prayer develops a deeper and meaningful relationship with God (John


a. Spend time this week reviewing the passages above on why we pray.
b. Get alone with God and spend a few moments everyday in prayer (in
the car, at work, in your home, on your lunch break, etc.)
c. Prayer is hard work. If you have a difficulty setting time aside
for God, ask Him to give you a yearning for prayer. He will do it!

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