Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing a study on prayer titled "How to pray". I’ve done this prayerfully.
What is prayer?Prayer is simply TALKING to and COMMUNICATNG with God. In this way, God makes Himself available to us.
Who can pray?
A)Those who BELONG to Jesus Christ. In Psalm 118: 21 the psalmist says: I thank You for hearing my prayer and saving me”
B)Those who come to the Lord in the NAME OF JESUS. In John 16:23 Jesus tells us: At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. The truth is you can go directly to the Father and ask Him. He will grant your request because you use My name.”
C)Those who come to God with a CLEAN heart (repentance) But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every sin. 1 John 1:9
D)Those who have a FORGIVING SPIRIT. In Mark 11:25 Jesus says: But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive you too.
E)Those who come in FAITH. In Matt 21:22 Jesus says: If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask in prayer.
Take delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart's desire (Psalm 37:4)
The Arabic for prayer is Şlāh (salaah)