Why Should We Pray?

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Learning to Pray the Jesus Way– Bible Reading Plan and Devotional Day 1.

Why Should We Pray?

Jesus, God in the flesh, Himself needed to pray. He got away to pray. He prayed when He fed and healed people.  He prayed when He was isolated, abused, and left to die. Prayer was the secret source of Jesus’ ministry on earth. He didn’t only model prayer, but He also taught us to pray.

Prayer is not an art form but a way of life. It is communication, and it is entrenched in a greater desire to know God and to hear from Him. We may already pray, or you are trying to understand how to pray. Irrespective of what our background or experience looks like, prayer must be woven into the very fabric of our Christian life. 

If prayer is communication, it’s essential to know it’s not just one-way communication. It is a conversation between Your Maker and You. It’s intimate and personal, which means that in prayer, both sides get the chance to speak and be heard. Jeremiah, the prophet, urges us to call upon God so that He would tell us great and unsearchable things. Isn’t that a great honor and privilege? The Creator of the world, God, is an all-powerful King wanting to confide in us and speak to us. 

It’s also important to remember that we can ask God for anything. This doesn’t automatically translate to Him giving us everything. It just means that no request is too small or big to be brought before Him. Someone once said the greatest tragedy would be all the prayers left "unprayed." Jesus Himself asked His disciples to “ask for anything” in His name!
Call me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 NIV https://jeremiah.bible/jeremiah-33-3
Every prayer we pray is like sweet-smelling incense to our eternal God, so don’t discount your prayers. Pray about everything, from the biggest to the minor things. Prayer includes God in every moment of every day.  
On that day, you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly, I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now, you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask, and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:23‭-‬24 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/jhn.16.23-24.NIV • Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the blessings of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. Revelation 8:3‭-‬4 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/rev.8.3-4.NIV 

 I just finished day 1 of the @YouVersion plan 'Learning to Pray the Jesus Way.' You can read it more with me here: https://bible.com/r/6t7

Peace be with you; thank you for stopping by, take care, and God bless! 
Appreciate every day;

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