Ephesians 3:14-21 And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: But when ye pray , use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. In praying , don’t use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking.
So Nehemiah fasted and prayed . It appears he prayed for four months , confessing the sins of Israel, asking God to remember his Covenant with His people, and asking God to grant him favor with the King. (Read his prayer here.)
Jesus feels the need to pray three times in Gethsemane before he reaches a sense of peace. Too often we feel obliged to move immediately into “Yet your will, not mine” before we have lingered with our feelings and expressed them to God.
Loving God , I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
The most common prayer among Christians is the “Lord’s Prayer “, which according to the gospel accounts (e.g. Matthew 6:9-13) is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray .
This is the period to pray for God’s provision to be released (Luke 11:5-13; Acts 16: 3 ). It is also time for miracles and for applying the Blood of Jesus. Often, we are awakened during this time with dreams God has given to us.
While you can never pray too much , we can turn prayer into a religious act when we say platitudes rather than actually commune with God. In Matthew 6:7-9 Jesus explains: And when you pray , do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Jesus taught, “When you pray , do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the 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.”
“I beg you, Yahweh, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love Him and keep His commandments: Let Your ear now be attentive, and Your eyes open, that You may listen to the prayer of Your servant, which I pray before You at this time, day and night, for the
As we come to the final chapter, it is significant that we see four short prayers of Nehemiah as he brings correction to issues troubling the people.
We can ‘t help but admire Nehemiah’s boldness. Not only did the king give Nehemiah everything he wanted, but the king made him governor of Judah. Sometimes we are afraid to ask other people to support God’s work for fear of being turned down. But if God is leading us, we can ask boldly and leave the results up to God.
Jesus was accompanied by three Apostles: Peter, John and James, whom he asked to stay awake and pray. He moved “a stone’s throw away” from them, where he felt overwhelming sadness and anguish, and said “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass me by.
Part 4: Farewell prayer John 17:1–26 is generally known as the Farewell Prayer or the High Priestly Prayer, given that it is an intercession for the coming Church. It is by far the longest prayer of Jesus in any of the gospels.
Prayers of Jesus ” Father forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34) “My God , My God , why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt 27:46, Mark 15:34) ” Father , into thy hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46)