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You Asked For It

Praying effectively

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“I never pray more than 20 minutes, but I never go more than 20 minutes without praying” Smith Wigglesworth

Prayer should be our first response, not our last resort.

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John 15:4

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 

Make Prayer a Priority

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Daniel 6:10

See Prayer as a Time of Worship.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Matthew 6:9

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind worshipers the Father seeks. John 4:23

Humble Myself.

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from

me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." Matthew 26:39

“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Luke 23:46

Pray Boldly.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are —yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may