What Happens When We Pray?
It boggles the mind to consider the difference true prayer makes in God’s work in our world; those who expect results from thoughtless, perfunctory, or rote prayer will be disappointed; it boggles the mind to consider the difference true prayer makes in God’s work in our world.
1. When we pray, we enjoy God.
Prayer is a pathway to joy; it’s impossible to talk with God and not feel joy. The more we pray, truly pray, the more we will enjoy God.
2. When we pray, we win over sin.
As they waited for Jesus in Gethsemane, Jesus wanted His disciples to gain victory over sin. Sin is a terrible, misery-producing, down-dragging force that wants to destroy us and drag us down to hell. C.H. Spurgeon called sin “the world’s worst tyrant.”
3. When we pray, God gives us “good gifts.”
“How much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” said Jesus, referring to spiritual blessings such as grace, wisdom, joy, peace, power, and holiness. Be a confident asker and trust God to be a generous giver.
4. When we pray for others, God releases His grace and power into their lives.
“A righteous person’s prayer is powerful and effective,” James 5:16 says. R.A. Torrey says, “Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God’s infinite grace and power.” James also reminds us that Elijah was “a human being, even as we are.”
5. When we pray, God enables us to do great works.
When Jesus told His disciples He was leaving them, they were terrified, but He calmed them down by promising them supernatural power to carry on His work. What a powerful combination: God working from His throne on high and millions of believers building His Kingdom here on earth.
6. When we pray, society becomes more livable.
Intercessory prayers release grace, foster peace, restrain evil, and protect innocent people, as Paul urged believers to make petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving for all people. God promised in the Old Testament to deliver “peace and prosperity” in response to prayer.
7. When we pray, the devil trembles.
Prayer is our most powerful weapon against evil; it can thwart Satan’s attacks, foil his schemes, and reduce his power. “Satan laughs at our toiling, mocks our wisdom, but trembles when we pray,” says The Kneeling Christian.
The Greater Work
Prayer is the gift that allows us to find joy, overcome sin, gain spiritual riches, unlock storehouses of grace for others, do great works, transform society, and defeat the devil by allowing us to access the gifts and powers of heaven.
What is the time to pray God?
Christians were to pray seven times a day, “on rising, at the lighting of the evening lamp, at bedtime, at midnight,” and “the third, sixth, and ninth hours of the day, being hours associated with Christ’s Passion,” according to Apostolic Tradition.
Why does God want us to pray?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God, encounter Him, and grow in knowledge of Him.
When should we pray and why?
We gain intimacy with God by communicating with Him in prayer, and we go to Him in faith, knowing that He hears and answers all of our prayers (1 John 5:14). Be confident that God knows and wants what is best for us, so ask for His will to be done in everything we ask of Him.
Can we pray to God anytime?
Prayer is simply talking to God, and we can do it at any time; remember, God is our loving Heavenly Father, and He wants us to come to Him and talk with Him.
What time did Jesus pray?
In addition, Jesus said grace before the feeding miracles, at the Last Supper, and at the supper at Emmaus. According to R. A. Torrey, Jesus prayed early in the morning as well as late at night, before and after major events in his life, and “when life was unusually busy.”
What does the Bible say about praying at midnight?
We often forget to ask for forgiveness for our sins when we pray, but no righteous man on earth is without sin, so in this midnight prayer, we will ask God to forgive us of all our transgressions.
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.
Does God call us to pray?
So why does the Lord ask us to pray when He already knows the answer? It’s because prayer brings us into His presence, unlocks the power of His Spirit in us, and brings healing and guidance… and in making our requests known to Him, He often answers questions we haven’t asked yet.
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.
Why is prayer so powerful?
Prayer is a powerful weapon available to anyone who loves God and knows His son Jesus Christ. Prayer energizes a believer’s heart through the power of the Holy Spirit, and consistent prayer releases the power of God’s blessing on your life and circumstances.
What is the real purpose of praying?
Does God respond to our prayers? A popular belief is that if we have faith in God, pray diligently, and pray for a righteous cause (such as the health of another person), God will intervene in a supernatural way to grant our request.
How does Jesus say we should pray?
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.
How do you pray to God effectively?
I hope they inspire you to make the year 2021 a year of prayer.
- Thank him.
- Ask for God’s will.
- Say what you need.
- Ask for forgiveness.
- Pray with a friend.
- Pray the Word.
- Memorize Scripture.
What happens when praying to God?
People pray on their knees, opening their hearts to God and asking for a variety of things, including cancer healing, a job after all these months, a buyer for their home in a frozen market, and relief from pain. Some prayers will be answered, and the recipients will look heavenward with grateful praise.
How do you pray to God?
Learn to Pray in Four Simple Steps
- Step 1: Address Heavenly Father.
- Step 2: Thank Heavenly Father.
- Step 3: Ask Heavenly Father.
- Step 4: Close in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Praying in a Group.
- Pray Always, With Sincerity, and Faith in Christ.