Category: Prayer

Nine Reasons to Pray

Why should we pray? God already knows our hearts. He already knows our desires. So why pray? We could easily say it is because the Bible commands it. Paul goes as far as to say, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17)—that is reason enough. But let’s explore a few other reasons for why we should pray. 1. We pray because we love: A relationship of love is one of enjoying each other. If I say “I love my wife” but never speak to her, it is likely that I don’t love her. If I love her, then I will...

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Three Keys For A Passionate Prayer Life

Every believer should have a connecting time of prayer and devotion. Each of us may have different rituals, practices, places, and/or times for our petitions to be made known, but one thing we should agree on, prayer is imperative for our healthy relationship and walk with Christ. For me, I tend to dive into the Scriptures and see how Jesus connected with the Father. What I see is, the Gospel writers describe Jesus finding time alone. While prayer can be done anywhere and anytime, I believe in the importance of seeking God’s presence in the loneliness of prayer. The...

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5 People We Should Pray For Even Though We Don’t Want To

Let’s be honest. There are certain types of people we are conditioned, by our culture, to not like. These are the people that nobody is going to give us credit for liking, the people we tend to distance ourselves from. For good reason. And yet, these are the sinners Christ most likely would have sought out to save, the people we should, at the very least, pray for. So here is a list of 5 People We Should Pray For Even Though We Don’t Want To: 1) Politicians (and really anyone in a position of power). Have politicians ever...

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Prayer Series Recap

Over the month of January we’ve considered the topic of prayer here at Servants of Grace. The purpose of this series has been to help you, our readers to think through what prayer is and how you can improve your prayer life. This series has been designed with one goal to help you our readers improve your prayer life this year. Since we (the writers writing on this topic) know how hard it can be to spend time in prayer ourselves—we wanted to focus a whole month on this topic not only for the benefit of our readers but...

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Prayer that starts with God

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord’s Prayer. Chris wrote on the practice of private prayer. Chris writes on the practice of corporate prayer. Mike Boling wrote on four keys to a consistent and purposeful prayer life. David Dunham wrote on the importance of prayer in counseling. Matthew Fretwell wrote on three ways to improve your prayer life. Dave...

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