Prayer Pt 2_Why Do We Pray

6 Reasons for Prayer

  1. Fellowship and relationship with God

Develop relationship…comes from dialog.

God’s a person…how would my marriage be if I never spoke to Sharris but 15min in the morning.

  1. Prayer changes us, circumstances and our world.

It doesn’t change God…it changes me.

  • The more I get to know Him…the more I want to be just like Him.
  • Romans 8:29 (NKJV) 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
  • Romans 12:2 (NKJV) 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
  1. Prayer is the avenue by which God has ordained for us to receive our provisions

Provision comes through relationship.

  • My children receive from me.
  • Through dialog I know what they want.
  • When they get their need met…they know who lovingly provided for them.
  • This builds a loving relationship
  • NOTE: rather than just going out and buying something…ask and let your Father get it for you.
  1. Prayer is God and man working in the earth

2 Corinthians 6:1 (NKJV) 1 We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

  • We are in partnership with god on the earth.
  • God working with us…we working with Him
  1. Prayer is not me convincing God to change that I’m right and know what’s best
  • I am not that bright and wise
  • Ps 111:10…The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
  • I don’t know whats best for me
  • Proverbs 16:25 (NKJV) 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
  • Jeremiah 10:23 (NKJV) 23 O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.
  • We were never supposed to be without God.
  1. Prayer is not a tug-of-war to see who wins.
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