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Bible Chat on Prayers in the Bible

Prayer comes in many forms and usually form the heart of one who is in deep thought, serious concern, or deep need. Most prayers recorded in the Christian scriptures (NT)  are in the form of petitions or requests, the sort one ‘says’ to God in hope of being heard and in faith that there will be a response in good time. This is quite different from the type of prayer that is not spoken, but silent where the person listens for, not speaks to, God. That is for another session. Below you will see and discuss some New Testament prayers. What do you pray for? About?

+Philemon 1: 4-6,  James 5:16

+2 Timothy 4:16 – 17

+2 Thessalonians 1:11+12

+Colossians 4:3+4

+Colossians 1:9-12a

+Philippians 1:9-11

+Ephesians 6:18+19

Jesus’ Prayers in Scripture – Matthew 11:25+26, Luke 10:21, Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4, Matthew 27:46,

+Mark 1:35 How Jesus prayed

+John 17:11,  Jn 17:20+21,  Mark 14:22, 

What did Jesus pray for? What did He pray about? What was the basis of His prayer if not an abiding trust in God who hears us.

For heaven’s sake and your own, pray regularly. Say the name of your children to God. Tell God what is worrying or scaring or concerning you. Share your joys and thanksgivings with God too. Offer your challenges and vision to God both to help you overcome challenge and to take the steps forward to approach fulfilling your goals and vision. Prayer is where all things begin.

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