23200 Why Pray?

God wants you to pray.

Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.

(Colossians 4:2)

God is listening.

When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will hear your prayers.

(Jeremiah 29:12)

God answers prayer.

Before they even call out, I will respond; while they are still speaking, I will hear.

(Isaiah 65:24)

God wants an intimate relationship with you.

Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.

(James 4:8)

God wants to bless you.

If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

(Matthew 7:11)

God wants to meet your needs.

Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace

(Hebrew 4:16)

God wants you to be protected.

Stay awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

(Matthew 26:41)

God wants to conform your perspective, desires and will to His.

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

(Colossians 3:1)

God’s kingdom is built through prayer.

But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

(Matthew 6:33)

God’s presence with you becomes more real while you pray.

Certainly the godly will give thanks to your name;
the morally upright will live in your presence.

(Psalm 140:13)

God deserves our praise and worship.

So since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe.

(Hebrews 12:28)

God offers guidance and wisdom.

But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him.

(James 1:5, NIV)

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