Some of you may ask “If God knows what we want or need why we should have to ask for it?” Prayer is a way to reach out to your heavenly father not only asking for things, but thanking him for what he has done for you. Prayer is about aligning the things that you desire with his perfect will and learning how to submit to what he has for you. As the saying goes; prayer changes ME.
Matthew chapter 7:7
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Prayer is cleansing; prayer is therapeutic, prayer reduces anxiety. Prayer gives you strength. Prayer has multiple benefits wrapped up in one as you pray the Holy Spirit leads you.
Thank you for the privilege to carry everything to you in prayer. You are awesome! There is no one like you. Wonderful counselor, please let your Holy Spirit flow through me and teach me what I should pray for. Help me to develop my prayer life so that I can stand in petition and intercede on behalf of myself and my loved ones. Help me to release each and every situation into your more than capable hands and not try to control situations on my own.
In Jesus name, amen
Remember the weapons of warfare are not carnal. Prayer is a very important weapon that you use in spiritual warfare. God hears the prayers of an earnest person and he will deliver. The more time you spend in his presence the more his glory can be revealed in your life. I charge you to take 5 minutes out of your day to dedicate to prayer. In the still of the morning, before you start your day just talk to him and spend time with him. Give everything over to Him and watch how it changes your life.
Somebody ought to give HIM all the Thanks!