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Monday, November 16, 2020

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There are so many Reasons Today Why we need to Pray

  • Author Douglas Iwanicki

Why pray and how do you pray? The succeeding Why Do We Pray To God article will bring enlightenment on the significance and purpose of prayer.

God is deeply longing for His beloved to seek His face, not His hands and to seek His ways, not His moves. Since creation past, our Heavenly Father has been lavishly pouring out His heart and intention for mankind and the world. God longs for an intimate and mutual love relationship with man. Every moment, His heart beats for us to respond to him in awe and wonder as we behold His magnificence while contemplating on His statutes, bowing down to his holiness, and becoming aware of Him like a man to his wife.

Though God is the Supreme Being and divine ruler of the world and all the universes beyond, He is the God in three persons (Father, Son Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit) having a personality. Unlike a watchmaker leaving behind its invention once created, God is a spiritual being demanding and requiring in love a divine connection with us. As such, we ought to relate with Him spirit-to-Spirit through a two-way communication called Prayer. / Because of that, it is of utmost importance to develop a spiritual contact with Him through what we call Prayer. Prayer is from the Latin word precare which means "to beg or entreat".

Why Pray? Primarily, because God institutionalized prayer and instructed His people to pray continually (1 Thess. 5:17) and pursue Him. (Jeremiah 29:13)

Since the Old Testament times, Bible characters discovered God in prayer and recognized ways to pray. God moved in their behalf as they lifted up the praying hands. Abraham interceded for his relative Lot along with his family and the people of Sodom and Gomorrah before its destruction (Gen. 18:16-33) and the same way with Moses who stood in the gap for the Jewish people in the desert as they disobey and complain against God (Numbers 14:11-20).

Out of perseverance in prayer, Hannah did not waver in asking God for a child and fulfilling her commitment (1 Samuel 1:1-2:11) and the said child Samuel persistently prayed for his nation and people amidst blatant rebellion and obstinacy. (1 Samuel 7:5-13) By praise and adoration, David composed and sang Psalms while Hezekiah prayed as he is concerned with the name and glory of God (1 Kings 19:14-20).

Prophet Daniel experienced a continual feast of fellowship with God through prayer and fasting (Daniel 9:3-19) while the cupbearer Nehemiah sought God's perfect will regarding his intentions to build the wall of Jerusalem for 4 months of fasting and prayer. (Nehemiah 1:10)

In the New Testament, Jesus lived a lifestyle of fasting and prayer (e.g. 40 days in the wilderness, rose up early to pray, prayed all night, prayed in Gethsemane) and taught His disciples how to pray and what to pray for as in the Lord's Prayer.

Why Pray I pray, is it the right way? If Jesus being the Son of God never failed to pray every single day of his life to overcome trials, rebuke devils, heal the afflicted, resurrect dead people, preach the Good News of salvation, operate in the supernatural, release those in bondage, and heal the brokenhearted, how much more should Christians? All those stricken by infirmities approached Jesus in a healing prayer to minister deliverance and restoration to their lives.

Our Heavenly Daddy reiterates in the Bible that we can humbly, boldly, and confidently come to Him for our every need-just pursue, pray, request, call on, look for, and be in Him as He promised to answer all those who seek Him with their entire being.

Why Pray Many times in the Scriptures, God's command to pray reverberates especially for those who will believe as whatever they ask for in prayer will happen and He will do whatever they ask in Jesus' name. God delights to grant petitions of the saints through their prayer, thanksgiving, intercession, and requests.

Perhaps you have asked yourself these questions: Why prayers aren't answered even if I pray to God? How do I pray now? Can anyone pray for me?

Why Pray More than just merely changing situations, prayer can and will transform our hearts and revive our love-relationship with our Maker and our neighbors. The best prayer we can pray to God is not when we make requests to intercede for others, resolve problems, heal sicknesses, vindicate from enemies, protect from evil or even turn the world upside down, it is prayer when we just close our eyes, bend down our knees, silence our hearts, cry out to Him without any agenda except to hear His voice, see His face and know Him in spirit and in truth.

If you decide to be in this posture all the days of your life and practice how to pray to God, He will definitely reveal Himself to you, show you His heart and saturate you with His loving kindness and bring restoration to your soul more than your wildest dreams and imagination.

Why do we pray to God? With prayer, we can appreciate God and comprehend His ways then find complete satisfaction in Him alone.

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