YOU ARE CALLED TO PRAYER
When it comes to prayer even men in the bible prayed for a sudden need after Jesus solely gave instructions, in Matthew 6:5-13, Where and how you should pray. He said; do not stand in the church or on the streets praying so you can be seen by men. Go into the room where you pray, close the door then pray to your Farther and you will receive a reward for your secret prayers openly. Don’t pray the same thing over and over to have a huge quantity of words, because your Father knows what your needs are before you ask. So, Jesus said, “This is how you should pray:
Our Farther which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
I really do believe that each and every single prayer we could pray is between the walls of the Lord’s Prayer. As He has said, He knows what we have needed of before we ask him.
1 Kings 8:45
“Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause.” This is part of Solomon’s prayer as he stood in front of the assembly with his hands stretched toward heaven. He asked the Lord to hear the prayer of the people when they go to war.
“And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.” These levites were among the people to be residents in the Holy city of Jerusalem and they prayed prayers of thankgiving. It is always the right thing to do when you are thanking God for rebuilding the walls in your life.
“Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.” Here David is asking God to, relieve him from his distress, have mercy, to hear his prayer when he prays and give him an answer.
“Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.” David asks God to hear his prayer and don’t ignore him. When we pray this prayer we have deep concerns that God is not listening and won’t give us an answer, but He always hear us and answer according to his will. He as our shepherd is always there for us.
“Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.” God promises salvation for the foreigners who will serve Him, love His name, worship Him, keep the Sabbath, and His covenant. Then they will all have joy in his house of prayer. Even as foreigner means people from another country, I believe that He could be talking to the Gentiles as well. Just my opinion. But I know He goes the extra mile to keep peace in our lives.
19 “Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, “Why could not we cast him out?”
20 “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
21 “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” The more we communicate with the Messiah we will know to do as He does and say what He says.
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” He said that your prayer can be life changing, that if you will only believe, when you pray, you can have what you ask. This is a promise that only he can fulfill.
“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” I’ve never prayed all night unto God. Jesus knew he needed the answer from God the Father to choose the twelve disciples. Father God knew how important each disciple would be to Jesus, to be obedient in the things of God.
10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;”
11 “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;”
12 “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”
13 “Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.”
14 “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.” Here He is pleading to us to love one another. It’s His prayer that loving each other will help us to recognize the love God has for us.
1 Corinthians 7:3-7
3 “Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.”
4 “The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.”
5 “Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.”
6 “But I speak this by permission, [and] not of commandment.”
7 “For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.” The husband and wife should be sanctified to each other.
1 Peter 3:7
“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” He’s saying that if husbands don’t treat their wives with respect that this would be a sure way for their prayers to be hindered. Because the wives are the weaker partner, but a gracious gift that He has given.
2 “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”
3 “Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds.”
4 “That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.”
5 “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time”
6 “Let you’re your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” He instructs us be devoted to praying, being watchful and always thankful. Pray for other ministries. Use wisdom when you are dealing with those that don’t have as much as you do. Talk to them with grace and seasoned with the word of God, so that you will have an answer for everyone.
While we are praying
12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
13 “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
14 “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;”
7 “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
8 “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”
Communicating in prayer with God the Father through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ brings us a much better reward than we could ever ask or think. We will definitely find out who he is in every area of our lives. Because we can trust God to know exactly why we asked for what we asked. In Matthew 7:7-8, as we pray, faith will come, He says ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened. He’s the Creator that rule over all creation and He uses us to pray in His Sons’ name Jesus.