BIBLE PRAYERS FOR FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE

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There are many bible prayers for faith, hope and love. In this post, we will examine a few to bring encouragement, hope and lead us into a life of love. This is only a beginning look, there will be more information and direction in later posts. After all, this post is dedicated to helping people find faith AND fun.

Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

This is a normal way of life for Christians and many other faiths. It is a daily routine that aids in under girding ones believing life.

Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

It is encouraged by the early church ministers that we pray for each other.

WHAT IS PRAYER?

Wikipedia –

Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship through deliberate communication. In the narrow sense, the term refers to an act of supplication or intercession directed towards a deity or a deified ancestor (These links are provided by Wikipedia and don’t necessarily represent MY perspective.)

Personally I simplify it to communication (two-way) with God. Obviously I am a Christian and this is from my Biblical point of view. However, other religious perspectives use a similar approach to their respective deity. Christians don’t have a ‘corner on the market’, so to speak, but feel that our approach to our God has more assurance of getting answers than any other.

I realize that is a biased view, but bear with me, I’m only trying to share some good things for your edification.

Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

The point here is that it is alright to ask for and expect others to pray for us and with us for our, and their, betterment.

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Prayer can be labor. It is not easy to lift up to God some of the heavy circumstances we deal with. It is not difficult for God, but it can be for us. That doesn’t preclude the importance or necessity of engaging in intercession for each other.

1 Thessalonians 1:2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Thankfulness is a key ingredient to bring the favor of God toward us. If we approach Him in an arrogant manner as if we deserve His audience, we throw up an offensive barrier that will block a loving, caring response. Thankfulness, however, opens a door of mutual communication.

1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

This word ‘exhort’ means to ‘advocate with emphasis’. The meaning then, is these things are a necessary part of a life of faith, showing love and hope for the ones interceded for.

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

It is expected that if we pray for others, our life will show that we care enough for others that there will be no obstruction to our petitions. praying for others

A NOTE OF CAUTION

Prayer is not a demand that God MUST respond beneficially for the person being prayed for. Neither can we coerce Him into providing what we insist we need. He has His rules laid out clearly so we will know the right way to approach Him. After all, even presidents, potentates, judges and other people of station require certain protocol for an audience. Why shouldn’t God?

FINAL NOTE FOR NOW

I trust that none of this will discourage anyone from approaching God. He is listening and assures us that if we call out to Him, He will answer us. Just remember there are many ways to answer our questions and timing is also important to Him and us. All these things will be taken into consideration.

May you be blessed as you engage with God.

Your responses to this post will be looked forward to, please feel free to share with me.

happy Warren

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