Is It Okay to Pray for Something More Than Once? The Case for Shameless Persistence
Pastor: In Luke 11:9, Jesus says, “Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” Greek verbs used in the parable were used for repetitive or continual action. Keep on asking. Keep on seeking…Keep on knocking renders the Greek more precisely than the simpler Ask.Seek…Knock
Is it pray for God or pray to God?
The extra words are unnecessary because, in general, you pray to God for something to happen or for’something’ to be given to you; thus, “for him to” is that something happening, and would not refer to God but to another agent (a person).
Is there a right way to pray to God?
Yes, there is a right and wrong way to pray. When you pray, you pray for things that are beyond your or your abilities. You can also pray to thank God for the blessings he has bestowed upon you. When it comes to things that involve other people, God sends you on a mission impossible.
Can you pray without praying to God?
You don’t have to believe in God for prayer to work, which makes sense because you don’t have to subscribe to any particular religion or believe in any God to meditate, and the same is true of prayer, though Harris isn’t aware of it. You can be a praying atheist, or a “pray-theist,” if you prefer.
What is the difference between pray for and pray to?
You pray for your friend or for Paris; you pray for peace; you pray for the strength to stay sober! To pray over someone is very specific, and it is physically ‘above’ or close to them. You pray over someone who is dying or dead.
Does God command us to pray?
u201cThen Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.u201d As you can see, the Bible commands us to pray and tells us what it accomplishes, so take advantage of this wonderful gift known as prayer.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
How do you talk to God?
It’s fine to pray with your eyes open and your head held high, just as it’s fine to pray kneeling and silent. It’s common to recite some traditional prayers out loud, but it’s also very common to pray silently to yourself.
How do I pray to God for a miracle?
Repeat the Catholic “Miracle Prayer” to help you focus: “Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me, and I forgive all others for what they have done against me in Thy Name.”
Is it OK to pray for the same thing over and over?
Ask God for what you want as often as it occupies your mind, because it’s those nagging, horrible, conflicting, heartbreaking needs that linger in your mind beyond one quick begging session. If you’re stuck in a prayer loop, stay in it as long as you need to.
What does Jesus say about prayer?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus taught.
What happens if you believe in God but not religion?
4Although the literal definition of “atheist” is “a person who does not believe in the existence of a god or any gods,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, 8% of those who call themselves atheists also say they believe in God or a.
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
Can prayer change things?
We can be confident that prayer changes thingsu2014including our own heartsu2014though our prayers do not change God’s mind.
What is prayer in simple words?
1a(1): a prayer addressed to God or a god in word or thought for the success of the voyage. (2): a set order of words used in praying. b: an earnest request or wish. 2: the act or practice of kneeling in prayer to God or a god.
How do you pray for someone examples?
‘I pray that you put a desire in my friend’s heart to seek you out so that he can find you.’ Pray that God brings other people into your friends’ lives who will show and share God’s love with them. God enjoys revealing his goodness to people through a variety of faces and voices.