Friday, August 12, 2022, 09:07 am

The Bible has many stories of people who prayed and whose prayers yielded amazing results.

In the book of Esther: Esther, Mordecai and the Jews prayed and fasted. As a result, the King treated Esther with favor and gave her and Mordecai a chance to overturn a decree that was meant to finish the Jewish race.

Imagine the outcome if they had not prayed?

Prayer is indeed powerful and makes a lot of difference in difficult life circumstances as well as on our relationship with God. It is essential because it provides us the privilege to invite God’s presence, will, power, and mighty intervention in situations as Christians.

It’s easy to see why the Word of God encourages us to be devoted to and to continuously pray.  In fact, Jesus Christ talked and taught about prayer a lot in the Bible.

Jesus also modeled prayer when He was on earth, and we can learn a lot about prayer by looking at the prayer life of Jesus.

In this post, we invite you to learn more about prayer from the life of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Lessons from Jesus

Prayer is basically communicating to God our Father. It’s, therefore, not surprising to us that Jesus prayed. If Jesus could talk to His Father in prayer, we too can talk to Him because He is our heavenly Father.

Here are important things to learn about prayer from Jesus.

1. Prayer is purposeful, necessary, and effective

Prayer is effective since it helps us receive guidance, direction, and supernatural help from God. Jesus knew this, and so he prayed.

In Mark 1:35 the Bible says,

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

In this verse, Jesus went to seek the face of God the first thing in the morning. It shows his worship and reliance on God through prayer.

It also demonstrates wisdom in starting your day with God or seeking guidance for the day from the one who knows it all—God, the source of all knowledge and wisdom.

From this we learn that it’s necessary for every child of God to approach God in prayer as worship as well as to seek guidance, and direction or just spend time with Him in His presence.

 

2. Always pray, at all times

Not only did Jesus pray in the morning. He also prayed in the evening.

Luke 6:12 says,

Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God.

We learn that it’s essential for Christians to make it a personal discipline to seek at time to commune with God always, as Jesus did.

Jesus spoke about in Matthew 6:6 saying we are expected to pray and that there’s a reward for it when we do.

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

3. Pray for yourself, with and for others

Jesus is an excellent model for us in prayer. Not only do we see Him withdrawing in solitude to pray for his purpose and ministry on earth, but he also prayed with and for others.

In Luke 9:28, we see Him take three of His disciples to the mountain for prayer.

About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray

In Matthew 19:13-15, we see an instance where little children were brought to Him so that He could place his hands on and pray for them. 

Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray… but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.

In John 17, he prayed for his disciples and all believers.  

I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours…I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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Friday, August 12, 2022, 09:07 am

The Bible has many stories of people who prayed and whose prayers yielded amazing results.

In the book of Esther: Esther, Mordecai and the Jews prayed and fasted. As a result, the King treated Esther with favor and gave her and Mordecai a chance to overturn a decree that was meant to finish the Jewish race.

Imagine the outcome if they had not prayed?

Prayer is indeed powerful and makes a lot of difference in difficult life circumstances as well as on our relationship with God. It is essential because it provides us the privilege to invite God’s presence, will, power, and mighty intervention in situations as Christians.

It’s easy to see why the Word of God encourages us to be devoted to and to continuously pray.  In fact, Jesus Christ talked and taught about prayer a lot in the Bible.

Jesus also modeled prayer when He was on earth, and we can learn a lot about prayer by looking at the prayer life of Jesus.

In this post, we invite you to learn more about prayer from the life of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Lessons from Jesus

Prayer is basically communicating to God our Father. It’s, therefore, not surprising to us that Jesus prayed. If Jesus could talk to His Father in prayer, we too can talk to Him because He is our heavenly Father.

Here are important things to learn about prayer from Jesus.

1. Prayer is purposeful, necessary, and effective

Prayer is effective since it helps us receive guidance, direction, and supernatural help from God. Jesus knew this, and so he prayed.

In Mark 1:35 the Bible says,

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

In this verse, Jesus went to seek the face of God the first thing in the morning. It shows his worship and reliance on God through prayer.

It also demonstrates wisdom in starting your day with God or seeking guidance for the day from the one who knows it all—God, the source of all knowledge and wisdom.

From this we learn that it’s necessary for every child of God to approach God in prayer as worship as well as to seek guidance, and direction or just spend time with Him in His presence.

 

2. Always pray, at all times

Not only did Jesus pray in the morning. He also prayed in the evening.

Luke 6:12 says,

Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God.

We learn that it’s essential for Christians to make it a personal discipline to seek at time to commune with God always, as Jesus did.

Jesus spoke about in Matthew 6:6 saying we are expected to pray and that there’s a reward for it when we do.

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

3. Pray for yourself, with and for others

Jesus is an excellent model for us in prayer. Not only do we see Him withdrawing in solitude to pray for his purpose and ministry on earth, but he also prayed with and for others.

In Luke 9:28, we see Him take three of His disciples to the mountain for prayer.

About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray

In Matthew 19:13-15, we see an instance where little children were brought to Him so that He could place his hands on and pray for them. 

Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray… but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.

In John 17, he prayed for his disciples and all believers.  

I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours…I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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Friday, August 12, 2022, 09:07 am

The Bible has many stories of people who prayed and whose prayers yielded amazing results.

In the book of Esther: Esther, Mordecai and the Jews prayed and fasted. As a result, the King treated Esther with favor and gave her and Mordecai a chance to overturn a decree that was meant to finish the Jewish race.

Imagine the outcome if they had not prayed?

Prayer is indeed powerful and makes a lot of difference in difficult life circumstances as well as on our relationship with God. It is essential because it provides us the privilege to invite God’s presence, will, power, and mighty intervention in situations as Christians.

It’s easy to see why the Word of God encourages us to be devoted to and to continuously pray.  In fact, Jesus Christ talked and taught about prayer a lot in the Bible.

Jesus also modeled prayer when He was on earth, and we can learn a lot about prayer by looking at the prayer life of Jesus.

In this post, we invite you to learn more about prayer from the life of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Lessons from Jesus

Prayer is basically communicating to God our Father. It’s, therefore, not surprising to us that Jesus prayed. If Jesus could talk to His Father in prayer, we too can talk to Him because He is our heavenly Father.

Here are important things to learn about prayer from Jesus.

1. Prayer is purposeful, necessary, and effective

Prayer is effective since it helps us receive guidance, direction, and supernatural help from God. Jesus knew this, and so he prayed.

In Mark 1:35 the Bible says,

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

In this verse, Jesus went to seek the face of God the first thing in the morning. It shows his worship and reliance on God through prayer.

It also demonstrates wisdom in starting your day with God or seeking guidance for the day from the one who knows it all—God, the source of all knowledge and wisdom.

From this we learn that it’s necessary for every child of God to approach God in prayer as worship as well as to seek guidance, and direction or just spend time with Him in His presence.

 

2. Always pray, at all times

Not only did Jesus pray in the morning. He also prayed in the evening.

Luke 6:12 says,

Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God.

We learn that it’s essential for Christians to make it a personal discipline to seek at time to commune with God always, as Jesus did.

Jesus spoke about in Matthew 6:6 saying we are expected to pray and that there’s a reward for it when we do.

But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

3. Pray for yourself, with and for others

Jesus is an excellent model for us in prayer. Not only do we see Him withdrawing in solitude to pray for his purpose and ministry on earth, but he also prayed with and for others.

In Luke 9:28, we see Him take three of His disciples to the mountain for prayer.

About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray

In Matthew 19:13-15, we see an instance where little children were brought to Him so that He could place his hands on and pray for them. 

Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray… but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.

In John 17, he prayed for his disciples and all believers.  

I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours…I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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