7 Solid Reasons To Pray is to show you we can live victoriously when we are abiding in Christ, our power supply, source of life, to give us nourishment.
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May you clearly hear the voice of the Holy Spirit ministering to you while reading the 7 Solid Reasons To Pray And Live Victoriously.
7 Solid Reasons To Pray And Live Victoriously!
1. It’s all about relationship:
“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”John 15:6
It is almost impossible to build a relationship if there is no communication between you and the other person.
Even people with hearing disabilities have developed ways and sign language to communicate with others.
In our relationship with God, it is no different. We need to spend time with Him in His Word and by talking to Him through prayer to build a relationship with Him.
Also, we must ask the Holy Spirit to minister to us so that we can hear when God talks to us. Just as crucial as communication is in a relationship, it is also of utmost importance that we listen to each other like we expect God to listen to us, He expects us to listen to Him and be obedient to Him.
2. God expects us to pray:
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
If you ever wondered about God’s will in any situation – this is it!
God wants us to pray continually and give thanks no matter what happens.
In all circumstances, whether it is exceptionally good or extremely bad, or life-threatening, God wants us to shift our focus from what is in front of our eyes and minds and place our focus on Him.
Pray without ceasing, continually, never stop praying and give thanks to Him no matter what life throws your way.
This is an excellent tool to use and a habit to develop to keep your eyes focused on Him.
That way you will realize just how small your problems are and how big your God is.
It will also teach you how to trust God in all circumstances.
3. God wants to fulfill all our needs:
“Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”Matthew 7:9-11
There was a time when I believed I’m selfish to ask God for things, but I realize that there must be a healthy balance like everything else in life.
It is wrong to become greedy and only want earthly possessions.
Again, our focus must be on God and His splendor, majesty, and kingdom.
God wants to be good to us, but our starting point needs to be God and to spend time in His presence.
Then He will become more and we will become less – John 3:30
God wants us to seek His face, tell Him about our needs and struggles and He wants to be our good Father who looks after us and provides for us, fights for us, and protect us.
Jesus tells us to keep on praying and keep on asking.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”Matthew 7:7-8
4. God doesn’t want us to worry:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7
I did not include this in point 3 with God wanting to fulfill our needs, because here I want to place the emphasis on worry.
We pray and tell God about our needs and thank Him for that.
Then we go on with our day and tell everyone around us how worried we are about that need and completely forgot that we prayed and asked God for His intervention.
Once you prayed leave it with God and don’t take it back to try and fix it on your own.
Trust God to take care of it and then you will have peace that reassures your heart that everything will turn out for the best.
5. God wants to bring healing:
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”2 Chronicles 7:14
I know there is a lot of controversy about healing and if it is the will of God to heal us, our marriages or relationships, or our territory.
There are people who seek God for healing in those areas without any positive outcome.
I don’t know why God doesn’t always give healing to everyone that asks Him, but I do know that He is God Almighty and He is still in control.
When we look at this verse the first part is the condition and only the last three words are the promise.
God promises us that He will bring healing (and I believe it is in every area of our lives) when we humbly:
- seek His face
- and turn from our wicked ways.
There is not a quick fix, you need to pray, confess your sins, ask His forgiveness, accept His forgiveness, and never return to that sin again.
Then you can ask God for healing, start to confess your healing, and trust God for it.
6. God wants us to pray for missions:
“Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”Matthew 9:37-38
Every day countless souls die without ever hearing the gospel.
Jesus said this while He was traveling through towns and villages, teaching about the Kingdom of God and healing the sick.
He asked His disciples to pray for more workers to be sent out into His field because He wants the lost to hear the Good News and the sick to be healed.
Our God is so Almighty that He can send anyone anywhere to preach the gospel, but the beauty of this Scripture is that God needs us to pray and then His power will be activated. Jesus had compassion for a lost dying world.
Let us ask God to also give us compassion for the lost and to pray more for missions, the lost, and the church.
7. God wants to give us grace and mercy:
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”Hebrews 4:15-16
Have you ever made a mistake and just known that only God can help you to get out of trouble?
Or have your problem become so big that you knew that only a miracle from God can dissolve it?
This happened to me numerous times.
Jesus sympathizes with our weaknesses and He is also our high priest and representative before God.
We are invited to go to the throne room to come before the throne of God’s grace and state our case. This means that you can also ask for grace and intervention if you are guilty.
Ask for forgiveness where you have been wrong, and then ask God to handle the situation for you and to give you grace and mercy.
God will give His outcome and just as we pray in the Our Father His will be done on earth as it is already done in heaven.
I know there are a lot more points that can be added to this article, but I’m not going to do this now.
This is what Father God brought to my attention and I don’t want to add more to it at this stage seeing that this article is already long as the prescribed length for a blog post.
Seven Solid Reasons To Pray And Live Victoriously:
- It’s all about relationship – “He fills the needs of those who fear him. He hears their cries for help and saves them.” Psalms 145:19
- God expects us to pray – “Pray continually, and give thanks whatever happens. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
- God wants to fulfill all our needs – “Do you know of any parent who would give his hungry child, who asked for food, a plate of rocks instead? Or when asked for a piece of fish, what parent would offer his child a snake instead? If you, imperfect as you are, know how to lovingly take care of your children and give them what’s best, how much more ready is your heavenly Father to give wonderful gifts to those who ask him?” Matthew 7:9-11
- God doesn’t want us to worry – “Do not worry about anything. Instead, pray to God about everything. Ask him to help you with the things that you need. And thank him for his help. If you do that, God will give you peace in your mind. That peace is so great that nobody can completely understand it. You will not worry or be afraid, because you belong to Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
- God wants to bring healing – “Then if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, if they will pray and seek me and stop their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
- God wants us to pray for missions – “He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” Matthew 9:37-38
- God wants to give us grace and mercy – “So let’s approach God’s throne of grace confidently because we’ll receive mercy there and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
It is my prayer you were blessed by this article, and if you are not already spending time in prayer be inspired to do so.
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Everything in Him, unto Him, and to glorify His Holy Name.
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Related article on prayer for missions by Advancing Native Missions: You can read the article and also download a free prayer guide for the unreached.