Jesus Said It
“You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
- Prayer isn’t a formula, it’s one way we communicate with God..
John 14:12-14 (NIV)
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Matthew 18:19-20 (NIV)
“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
- We need to seek to pray God’s will.
James 4:3 (NIV) – When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
- Pray with faith.
Matthew 21:22 (NIV) – If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
- Pray continually.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV) – . . . pray continually; . . .
- Pray persistently.
Luke 18:1-8 (NIV)
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!'”
And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
- Pray with specifics.
James 4:2 (NIV) – You do not have, because you do not ask God.