On today’s show, we’re diving into communicating with God and the 5 Crucial Things You Need to Know About Prayer.
Standing before God can, often, feel vulnerable and awkward. We stop ourselves from going to Him because of all our insecurities.
I’m not good enough. I’ve made too many mistakes in my past for God to want to help me. I have to clean up my act before going to Him.
So today I’m going to help you uncover 5 crucial things you need to understand when it comes to growing closer to God through prayer.
Prayer doesn’t have to be formal
Prayer doesn’t have to be formal. You don’t need to go before Him with rehearsed prayers.
Simply go to Him and say hello. Ask Him for guidance to handle what’s going on.
Nothing is too big or too small for Him
God cares about everything we do, so we can take all our prayers and requests to the Lord.
“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.” Philippians 4:6 AMPC
prayer changes your relationship with God
Prayer takes you from the realm of religion into a relationship with Him.
It takes you from the laws of the Old Testament, into a new life with Christ.
Prayer is more than an action
Prayer is more than just an action. It’s an actual encounter with Good.
Because of God’s great love for us and the work Christ did on the cross, we can now sit in God’s presence.
Pray just as you are
God doesn’t expect us to have everything figured out before going to Him. In fact, He wants to help us through those difficult times in our life. He wants to sit in the pain with us, and give us the comfort and rest we need.
He wants to pour out His wisdom on us and help us grow into the women He created us to be.
So go to Him know, my friend. Don’t wait until you’ve cleaned up your act.
His love for you is unconditional, and He wants to help you through.
So grab those earbuds and your favorite beverage and join me for 5 Crucial Things You Need to Know About Prayer.
5 Crucial things YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRAYER
- 00:00 Intro
- 01:20 Feeling vulnerable in front of God
- 02:08 Our prayers don’t need to be formal or rehearsed
- 05:45 Go to God with our prayers and requests
- 12:07 Prayer takes you from the realm of religion into a relationship with Him
- 19:52 God doesn’t expect you to wait until everything is perfect before going to Him
- 21:36 Most important thing you can ever ask of God
- 26:07 What is Grow Your Faith Community
- 33:08 Wrapping Up
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