Is there really a point to prayer?

Is there really a point to prayer?
1 John 5

for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6b

1. Have Confidence in Your Relationship with God

14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15

if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself. 2 Timothy 2:13

He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6b

that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14b

2. Know God’s Will

A. God’s Will is Revealed in the Bible

that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 1 John 5:14b

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

B. God’s Will is Revealed by the Holy Spirit

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27

Lord, teach us to pray. Luke 11:1

“Prayer is not a convenient device for imposing our will upon God, or for bending his will to ours, but the prescribed way of subordinating our will to his. It is by prayer that we seek God’s will, embrace it and align ourselves with it. Every true prayer is a variation of the theme ‘your will be done.'” – John Stott

3. God Hears You

15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. I John 5:14

4. God Answers You

15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. 1 John 5:15

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. I John 5:14-15

 

 

 

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