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Should we pray? Is prayer important? Does prayer actually work? What is the point of praying?
PRAYERCOURSE. OR G
“ “At that time people began to call on the name of the Lord. ” -Genesis 4: 26
“ “Did God actually say, “you shall not eat of any tree of the garden? ” -Genesis 3: 1
“ “He knows the secrets of the heart. ” -Psalm 44: 21
“ “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ’ -Matthew 6: 9 -13
HOW SHOULD/ CAN WE PRAY?
“ But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. -Matthew 6: 6 -9
1. OPEN YOUR HEART
2. BE WILLING TO LISTEN
3. LET IT BE A TWO WAY THING
4. BE DEVOTED AND ALERT
“ “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. ” -Colossians 4: 2