We pray for a variety of reasons: it is a form of serving God (Luke 2:36-38) and obeying Him (Phil 4:6-7). We pray to demonstrate our faith in God, but most importantly, because Jesus did it. Prayers not prayed will be prayers unanswered. If the Syrian woman with the demon-possessed daughter had not prayed to Christ, her daughter would not have been made whole (Mark 7:26-30). If the blind man outside Jericho had not called out to Christ, he would have remained blind (Luke 18:35-43). God said that we do not have, because we do not ask (Jam 4:2)
What Are The Keys To Effective Prayer?
- Is It Acceptable To Repeatedly Pray For The Same Thing?
- What Are Vain Repetitions?
- Is It Acceptable To Pray Aloud In Tongues During Corporate Prayer?
- How Can I Overcome My Fear Of Praying Publicly?
- To Whom Are We To Pray: The Father, The Son, Or The Holy Spirit?
- Why Do We Pray Before Meals?
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