Thoughts about prayer…
My group is so engaged in praying and so appreciative of their sincerity and intentions. Series of questions kept popping in my head…what is it about prayers?
Prayer is an important way to experience God as the religious believer can communicate with Him. By bringing their problems to God, or asking for forgiveness and help, they come closer to Him. Christians believe they can speak with God in prayer and were taught to pray by Jesus himself.
What is the real meaning of prayer?
Definition of prayer
“A devout petition to God or an object of worship. a spiritual communion with God or an object of worship, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession. the act or practice of praying to God or an object of worship.”
When should we pray?
Any time you want or need to talk with God, that’s when you should pray. Any place you need to feel the influence of His love, that’s where you should pray. You don’t have to wait for the perfect time or place (or the perfect you).
When and Where Do We Pray?
This question has a lot of different answers, and thank goodness it does. God hears your prayers no matter when or where you’re praying. Just look at the Bible. People pray in houses, in closets, on mountaintops, in deserts, late at night, early in the morning, before meals, and after battles. So maybe it doesn’t really matter where your body is during prayer and at what time you pray. Instead, it’s about where your heart is when you pray. Any time you want or need to talk with God, that’s when you should pray. Any place you need to feel the influence of His love, that’s where you should pray. You don’t have to wait for the perfect time or place (or the perfect you). Just pray. God will hear you.
What are the seven benefits of prayer?
7 Benefits Of Prayer
Get closer to God. This one might seem obvious, but prayer is an excellent way of getting closer to God. …
Reduce anxiety and experience calm. …
Increase gratitude and thankfulness. …
Shift our focus to others. …
Hear from God. …
Put off temptation. …
Bring about miracles.
Why is prayer so powerful?
Prayer also energizes the heart of a believer through the power of the Spirit. Consistent prayer also releases the power of God’s blessing on your life and circumstances. Jesus said, “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.
How prayer affects your life?
The relaxation response – prayer elicits the relaxation response, which lowers blood pressure and other factors heightened by stress. Secondary control – prayer releases control to something greater than oneself, which can reduce the stress of needing to be in charge.
Lastly, here are good prayer quotes?
“It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without heart.”
“Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.”
“Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of Containing God’s gift of himself.”