Prayer is highly encouraged and commanded in the Bible. Come along as we explore these many reasons to pray in the context of God’s Word.
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“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”1 John 5:14
Prayer is seeking direction from God. In Matthew 7:7-11, Jesus talks about asking, seeking, and knocking, “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.” Jesus encourages us to ask God for things. “If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him?”
Why Pray? James 5:16 provides another worthwhile answer. “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.” Why pray? God says it makes quite an impact!