This week as we’re talking about prayer, it’s good to remember that God wants to hear from you. Also, your prayers are powerful and make a big difference.
Next, let’s look a little about how to pray. Prayer can be overwhelming, there’s no doubt about that.
The best thing to remember is to pray God’s word. When we pray we want to make sure that our prayers are based on God’s word.
This is an extreme example, but we wouldn’t pray that God would help our dad steal money from a store and not get caught. Obviously, God teaches in the Bible that stealing is wrong. So we don’t want to pray things that go against what the Bible says.
Today’s Tip: Pray the Bible
So if you’re wanting to pray, find a scripture and turn it into a prayer.
One of my favorite verses to pray over myself is Ephesians 1:18.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, – Eph 1:18 (NIV)
So here’s what I would pray.
Dear Jesus, I love you. I thank you that you have called me to something. I ask you to help show me what that calling is. I thank you that you are opening the eyes of my heart to see it and you more clearly. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A prayer like that is simple, but based on what the Bible says. So if you’re stuck knowing what to pray, find a scripture and turn it into a prayer. It will help you grow in your prayer life!