Prayer

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:14,15

Every time when Jesus prayed, Father heard and answered His prayer. Jesus taught us how to pray, He also taught us how not to pray in Matthew 6. Let us follow Him! Before we pray, first we need to know God as our Father, we need to know with the revelation. No one in the old covenant ever called God as their Father, but Jesus revealed God as our Father and ask us to call God as our Father. We are living in new covenant through Jesus Christ and eternal life is to know the only true God and His Son Jesus Christ (Ref. John 17:3). God’s love has been poured into our hearts through Holy Spirit, we have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”. “God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart” Ecclesiastes 3:11

Secondly, we need to know that God is able to do anything and everything according to His will. He is all powerful and almighty God. Some know a person who loves them so much but not able to do anything for them, also some know a person who can able to do anything (not everything) for them but do not love them at all. This is true with many people, but God is your loving heavenly Father who loves you so much and also He can do All things for you according to His will! God’s will is the best for your life! He is in control of everything and so you need not fear for anything! He gives you joy and hope in the midst of trials and challenges, He will be your strength and shield. Faith is the key important thing when you pray, faith is opposite of fear.

In Matthew 6, Jesus first taught us to pray about things of God,”Hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. Secondly, he taught us to pray about our needs, give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive others, and don’t lead into temptations but deliver us from evil. So we see here before we come to our needs, Jesus taught us how to pray concerning God’s kingdom and His glory and His name. Let us always keep God first in our lives. Even though our needs maybe desperate and important still taught us to put it secondary. Because when you seek the kingdom of God first, all the other things will be added to you. Let God be glorified and let His will be done in our lives! Amen!

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