Prayer 


Why do we pray? In any relationship, good communication is paramount.  God cares about you and deeply loves you.   He wants you to reach out and talk to Him through prayer.  As with any  relationship, communication is very important to the success of your relationship with God.  It is impossible to develop intimacy with God without prayer.   Don't let the enemy deceive you into thinking that you are not worthy to pray to God due to the amount of sin in your life.  Jesus had to die for all people, since all have sinned.  Through his shed blood, we can openly approach and speak with God. 

Here are some reasons why every person should pray:

I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.  1 Timothy 2:8

Pray without ceasing  1 Thessalonians 5:17

How to pray:

What to pray for:

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16  (see James 5:14-20)

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossians 1:9

What will hinder prayer?

One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.
Proverbs 28:9 NKJV

Spiritual Warfare Prayer

As the Sword of the Spirit is for hand-to-hand combat, prayer is like strategic artillery in spiritual warfare.  Prayer foils the schemes of the enemy (Satan, his angels and evil people) and call forth God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Warfare prayer is best developed and honed through continuous use.  Examples of warfare prayers are noted below:

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