prayer bible studies


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What is prayer exactly? The Bible instructs us to pray to God, but why? What is the point of it if God already knows what we are going to say?

Prayer is faith based communication with God. Prayer is an act of faith because you don’t have physical “proof” that God is listening. When you pray, you acknowledge that there is a God, and that you need Him. It is also communication because it is two-way. When we pray, we should expect God to answer.

Revelation 8:3-4 – And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints of the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. (ESV)

Revelation says that God does in fact receive our prayers like smoke from an altar. There are many types of prayers, but one we often forget is praying for wisdom:

Jeremiah 33:3 – Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and might things, which thou knowest not. (KJV)

Psalm 119:169 – Let my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word! (ESV)

This is a site with some prayer bible studies. The first section talks about above that one of the things we can pray for as Solomon did is wisdom. James 1:5-8 tells us that we should pray for wisdom without doubting.

5" If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do."
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