God hear our prayers, but He is moved by our hearts (I Samuel 16:1-3). Simply put, prayer is how we communicate with God and it’s also how He sometimes communicates with us.
A prayer has four simple steps and these steps are demonstrated in the Lord’s prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13:
- Address Heavenly Father
- Thank Him for blessings
- Ask Him for blessings
- Close it w/Jesus Christ.
We are called to pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:16) and Jesus taught us to pray with sincerity and avoid vain repetitions (Matthew 6:7). We must pray with faith that does not waver and with real intent. James 5:16 says, “… The earnest prayers of a righteous person are powerful and effective.”
God is waiting to hear from you!