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prayer

Prayer is communication with God, not a one way petition of wants to be met. God doesn’t want us to pray so He finds out about what we need. Matthew 6 verse 8: tells us; ‘Your Father knows your need before you ask Him”.

Hebrews 11 verse 6: “Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him”.

God wants us to pray {communicate} with Him, so our dependence on Him will grow. If we are always asking Him for what we want, we never know about the rewards for just seeking Him. Perhaps they are not the gifts we are looking for, but they are the gifts God wants to give us, so we become more effective in His Kingdom.

Galatians 2 verse 20: “And I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The Life i now live in the flesh, I live by faith in The Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me”.

If we have died to self, our prayers can never be anything for us, because we have His Grace as our sufficiency.

2 Corinthians 12 verse 9: ” My Grace is sufficient for you,  for power is perfected in weakness”.

Coming to God in prayer {communication} should be about our dependence on Him through the sufficiency He has given us. Coming to God in prayer should be about other peoples needs, and how we can use the sufficiency we have been given, to  help them, find Him, as their Lord, Redeemer and Friend and also their sufficiency.

God Bless.

O F J.

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