When God Said “Do Not Pray”
Because of Moses’ disobedience as a leader, the Lord told Jeremiah not to pray for his fellow Israelites; no amount of prayer would change God’s mind, so Moses was told to stop praying about it. Israel’s hearts were hardened to God’s Word, and they would not listen to His message.
Where does the Bible say not to pray for someone?
Then, in Exodus 14:15, God essentially tells Moses, “Stop praying!” Now, as a pastor who preaches on prayer all the time, I find that very interesting, and I will state unequivocally that I would never tell anyone to stop praying.
What does God tell us to pray for?
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).
What does the Bible say about God not answering prayers?
– God will not answer your prayers if they are motivated by selfish motives and driven by hidden pride in your heart; whoever turns away his ear from hearing the Law, his prayer [shall be] abomination.
What does the Bible say about lack of prayer?
Though the Bible tells us to bring our requests before God, we must be careful not to make selfish requests. I Samuel 12:23 says, “God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you.” Samuel saw ceasing to pray as a sin against God Himself.
How do Christians pray for others?
Here are seven ways to pray for the people on your mind:
- Let the Lord know you’re available to be the answer to the prayer(s) you’re praying for people.
- Let the people know you’re praying for them and ask if there’s anything they’d like you to pray for.
How do you pray for someone examples?
Almighty God, for this life and the life to come, we entrust all who are dear to us to thy never-failing care and love, knowing that thou art doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. Lord, please give my treasured friend love and blessings without end.
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.
Does the Bible tell us to pray for others?
u201cConfess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed; the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.u201d James 5:16.
What is 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 should I pray if God doesn’t answer?
Takeaway: God always answers prayers, even when the answer is no; we don’t always get what we want because God wants us to be self-sufficient; rather than using God as a crutch, he wants to know if we still have faith even when he doesn’t give us what we want.
How do I know if my prayers are being answered?
How Will I Know If My Prayer Has Been Answered?
- If you fall, He’ll catch you. If He wants you to go a certain way, He’ll open a door for you. If God doesn’t want you to go that way, you’ll meet a closed door.
What is prayer Bible verse?
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything; instead, in every situation, present your requests to God through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
What the Bible says about laziness?
“Diligent hands will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.” “A sluggard’s appetite is never satisfied, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” “All hard work brings profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
What does the Bible say about power of prayer?
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God; therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.