The Examples of Prayer
††ďDo not be anxious about anything, but in
everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests
to God.Ē (Phil. 4:6)
Jesus took the form of man, he left many examples of prayer for us to learn.
Start the day with prayer (Mark 1:35). Morning is the best time of a day; we
should use it to do the most important thing. †Jesus started his day with prayer because he
values the relationship with God more than anything else.
Praying during busy times (Luke 5:16). The more busy we are, the more mistakes
we make. †When we are busy itís time to
rest in God. †Prayer is rest for our soul
and can help adjust our thoughts and emotions.
Praying before making major decisions (Luke 6:12-13). †Before Jesus chose his disciples, he spent
all night in prayer. †Before we make an
important decision, we should ask for Godís will. †Once we made the decision, we should trust God
and never have regrets.
Praying to draw close to God (Luke 9:28). †Prayer is not only asking, but also to be close
to God. †Through it, we can cleanse our
soul and feel satisfied. When we long for Godís presence, the Holy Spirit
will fill us inside and revive us with strength.
Praying with joy and thanksgiving (Luke 10:21-22). Success is not the reason
of joy, but the satisfaction of success is. †Satisfaction does not have to be success. †Knowing God is pleased makes us satisfied. †When we learn to give thanks for everything,
we will know Godís desires.
Prayer before spiritual battles (Matt. 26:36-44). Before Jesus was crucified,
he asked his disciples to be alert and pray with him. †Every spiritual battle needs company. †Even the Son of man needed company. †How can we fight with devil alone? †Prayer partners are important.
Praying during suffering (Matt, 27:45). God allows us to challenge Him in our
suffering. †Jesus cried on the cross: ďWhy
have you forsaken me?Ē Suffering is a mystery of God. †Only those who are suffering can receive
answers directly from God.
is also to connect with God and let Him to fulfill His desires on us. †If we do not pray, it just likes turning
cell phone off, it makes no different to have one or not.