Living Words: Philippians 4:6–7
The author of Living Words encourages us to seek God in times of trouble and ask for help. Paul writes about how God has shown him how to live when times are good and when they are bad. This ties in well with the idea that God provides us with a peace that is beyond our comprehension.
What does the Bible say about praying about everything?
The Lord is near; do not be concerned about anything; instead, make your requests known to God in everything through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.u201d
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 God say about praying in secret?
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to pray in front of men in synagogues and on street corners; instead, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who sees what is done in secret, and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
How do you pray instead of worry?
Dear God, I come before You to lay my fear and anxiety at Your feet; remind me of Your power and grace when I’m crushed by my fears and worries; fill me with Your peace as I trust in You and You alone.
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.
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.
Is God obligated to answer prayers?
The truth is that God is under no obligation to respond to any man’s prayer; however, because believers don’t always know how to pray, the Holy Spirit prays u201cfor the saints according to God’s willu201d (Romans 8:26-27).
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 to do when you feel like God is not answering your prayers?
Here are three simple methods:
- Speak Truth to yourself. When we remember God’s promises to us from His Word, we’re able to keep our heads facing forward on the path He has for us.
- Rest in Him.
What is done in secret will be brought to light?
As God stated in Luke 12:2-3, the secrets will be revealed, the truth will be revealed, and God’s perspective on every behavior and action will be vindicated.
What the Bible says about doing things in secret?
So that your merciful deeds may be. in secret, then your Father who sees. in secret will reward you openly, says the World English Bible.
When you pray do not use vain repetitions?
But when ye pray, do not use vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking, says the King James Version of the Bible.
What is a good prayer for anxiety?
Please, loving God, grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. My soul is like a raging sea, and I can’t seem to find my balance, so I constantly stumble and worry. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to discover my purpose and walk the path you’ve laid out for me.
How do you keep faith in God in hard times?
How to Maintain Your Faith in the Face of Adversity
- Pray to God, the universe, or whatever higher power you believe in for the strength to love to your full potential.
- Be generous to others.
- Get inspired.
- Surround yourself with people you admire.
What God says about worry?
“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.”