PRAYER

“What a glorious thing it would be if millions of us would avail ourselves of the greatest privilege and the greatest power this side of heaven—the privilege and power of prayer!”—Billy Graham

Praying for The Voice of the Gospel Foundation is the most important way you can support our work. We are also ready to pray with you during your time of need.

 

What is Prayer?

Getting to know God better means spending time talking with Him just as we would get to know a friend. Prayer is simply talking with Him and enjoying Him.

God loves to have intimate and honest conversations with us anytime of the day or night -- about anything.
Prayer is especially good when we are spending time each day reading the Bible and contemplating the things on God's heart.
Psalm 55:17 says 'Evening and morning and at noon I will pray'. This is not a formula for timing our prayers. God wants to hear from us at anytime.

However, if we haven't been in the habit of praying, then remembering to pray at these times might be a good place to start. We can tell God how much we love Him, thank him for His nearness and His help, and confess our failures to Him.
Prayers don't need to be eloquent or long -- we are talking to a friend who loves us deeply. He knows us and wants our honest thoughts.
The great news about prayer is that we aren't on our own with it -- Jesus and the Holy Spirit have promised to help us with the whole thing. Romans 8:26 says that even when we don't know what to pray the Spirit prays for us. When we've failed, Jesus is there, helping us by asking God to forgive us because of His sacrifice. 1 John 2:1

We can bring anything to God in prayer and know that he will hear us, and answer in the way that is best for us. Prayer is a conversation with someone we know and we can trust. He may even leave us in the difficult circumstances so that we can grow. Whatever He does, we can trust Him to make us more like Jesus.

Even though our prayer life is so much richer than God simply acting on the things we have requested, out of 667 prayers recorded in the Bible there are an amazing 454 answers also recorded. What an encouragement!

 

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