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3 Important Things You Need To Know About Prayer.

Prayer.

How do you pray to God?

Do you pray to God?

Do you feel like your prayers are being answered?

How does God want you to pray?

When I first started on my journey toward God, I had many questions, so many questions.  About how to pray when to pray, what to pray, who to pray for…

But then I as dove deeper into the word I found that that there many examples to chose from of how God wants us to pray.

And what I have found really what God wants from us, just our hearts? What is really going on in our hearts.

Be honest with Him about how you feeling and what is running through your mind.

Also, the thing about praying is to let God know that you trust Him and that you know that you are not in control. (this one is extremely hard for me)

To let God know that you know there is a higher plan for you and your life that you may be able to see right now but you know that it is all working out for the good and that God knows what He is doing.

Trust In Him.

So how do you pray?

There are 650 prayers in the Bible..

(I would totally give you list like other blogs will do for you but I am a mom of 6 and there is laundry that needs to be done.)

The first time in the Bible mentions calling upon the Lord or praying to the Lord is in Genesis 4:26 right after Seth the son of Adam and Eve, has a son named Enosh.

That I believe it truly started to sink in that yes God still really loved Adam and Eve and that God would never leave them.

When we take a look at Esther and she prayed…

“Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though, it is against the law I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die. ~Esther 4:16

When reading the book of Esther you see or hear the mention of God, however when you read between the lines of the beautiful book you can see that God is all over this story. Including where Esther tells Mordecai to go fast. Now it doesn’t say that they are to pray but the two go hand and hand.  When you fast this helps you grow closer to God.

This is one to pray and seek what God has planned for you. You can do this when there is a huge impactful decision that needs to be made.

Take time to fast and then pray.

you don’t have to do the full 3 days but you could start out with just missing one meal.

In reality you can pray any way you want.

Really there are no hard set rules that God has placed on prayer. God just wants to have relationship with you. And just like any relationship that requires communication. He wants you to come to him for the big things going on in your life and little things that are going.

Can’t find your car keys?

Ask God to show you where they are at.

Have a family member who was just diagnosed with Cancer?

Pray for healing.

All the big things and the little things are what makes a great relationship.

So you can pray any way you want or where you want to.

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5 Postures of Prayer

In the Bible there are 5 specific “postures” mentioned:

Sitting (in Samuel 7:18)

Standing (Mark 11:25)

Kneeling the most common (2 Chronicles 6:13)

With your face to the ground (Matthew 26:39)

Or my favorite with your arms wide open (1Timothy 2:8)

These are just suggestions to give you an idea of why Prayer is so important and really have an open communication with God is the most important.

When you put God and Jesus as the cornerstone of your life talking/praying because more natural and you start doing it all day long.

9 Prayers Everyone Prays

There is at least 9 main type of prayer mentioned in the Bible. We now live in the 21st century so there could be more now. Like the technology prayer.

But here are the 9 mentioned in the Bible:

Prayer of Faith: (James 5:15)

Prayer of Agreement: (Acts 2:42)

Prayer of request: (Philippians 4:6)

Prayer of Thanksgiving: (Psalm 95:2-3)

Prayer of Worship: (Acts 13:2-3)

Prayer of Dedication: (Matthew 26:39)

Prayer of Intercession (1 Timothy 2:1)

Prayer of Imprecation (Psalms 69)

Praying in the Spirit: (1 Corinthians 14:14-15)

Model Prayer:

When the disciples asked Jesus how they should pray, Jesus gave them a model in which to prayer from with 5 key areas.

Whenever, wherever, and however you pray, first and foremost always honor God’s name. Give Him all the Glory and all the Honor. Focus on His everlasting glory.

“Our Father in Heaven, may your name be kept holy.”

Second that you honor that God’s Kingdom come here on earth…

“May your Kingdom come soon, May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

Next pray for God’s provision is given to this day. Focus on the Present of each new day.

“Give us today the food we need.”

Pray that God forgives us our sins, and forgive others that have hurt us.

“and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.”

And lastly but still extremely important. Pray for our future. That God’s deliverance will be provided to us.

“and don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.”

“Our Father in heaven,

May your name be kept holy.

May your Kingdom come soon, may your will be on earth as it is heaven.

Give us today the food we need,

and forgive us our sins,

as we have forgiven those who sin against us.

And don’t let us yield to temptation.

But rescue us from the evil one.”

~Matthew 6:9-13

After you are done praying the most improtant thing that you next is

TRUST

BELIEVE

RECEIVE

You must trust the Lord God that He will come through for you. God is so for You and wants the best for you.

So the second most impratnt thing you need to do is

ACT.

You must do your part. You can’t sit around waiting for a job to knock on your door.

Or wait for that perfect man to show up at your door, without going on few bad dates first.

You have to TRUST and You have ACT.

God is always working for you.

When you are in a Relationship with the Lord you must show Him that you trust Him to come through for you by your actions.

When you ask, knock and seek God you will find what you are looking for.

You will have prayers answered and you will be delivered.

Effective Prayer:

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” ~Matthew 7:7-8

Amen:

Now, in conclusion, the word “AMEN” means, “let it be”, “so be it”, and “truly” shows up for the first time in Numbers 5:22. This is to show God we are yielding to His will, it is not just something to say at the end of the prayer. It showing God that we do trust in Him and that by the Blood of Jesus we are forgiven and set free.

So how is your prayer life?

Is it what you want it to be?

Comment Below and let me know, I would love to pray with you.

Remeber To Live Life With Passion

XOXO

Terra

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