Thoughts on prayer
Here is a short post to build your faith in God and His desire to hear and answer prayer. It is a mix of scripture and a couple quotes that will encourage you. Enjoy!
The prayer of the upright is His delight. Proverbs 15:8
“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.” – Martin Luther
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:2
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. John 14:13-14
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24
“God's willingness to answer our prayers exceeds our willingness to give good and necessary things to our children, just as far as God's ability, goodness and perfection exceed our infirmities and evil.” – E.M. Bounds
What are some of your favorite verses on prayer?