Prayer can do anything God can do.
Prayer is much more than simply talking to God. Prayer is communicating with God. The bible tells us to be “faithful in prayer.” At New Beginnings we desire for every member to be faithful to prayer, personal private prayer, public prayer, small group prayer Having the right attitude is very important in prayer. The bible tells us that being authentic in prayer is essential. We don’t pray to impress others or impress God, but to express many things to God. Jesus modeled prayer for us in Matthew 5. Jesus showed us how to utilize prayer to express His love for God. He pattern prayers of:
Praising God for Who He is, extolling His perfect character, nature, and virtues.
Praising God for what He has done. Jesus showed us how to utilize prayer to express God’s will purposes.
We ask God to supply our needs. We pray for God’s will to be done in our personal lives, in our family, in our church, in our ministry, in our jobs, in our country. Jesus utilized prayer to ask God to provide for our needs. Rick Warren remind us that we should focus on our “needs” and not on our “greeds,” Jesus showed us how to ask for spiritual protection.
Jesus showed us how we should ask God to forgive us so we can remain in fellowship with Him. When we confess our sin and ask God for forgiveness: We must ask the Holy Spirit to reveal every sin. We must confess each sin speciﬁcally. We must make restitution to others when necessary. We must, by faith, accept God’s forgiveness. He pattern prayers of
Jesus showed us how to prayer for others. We must pray for and offer forgiveness for anyone who has wronged us. We also must pray on the behalf of others: our leaders, our neighbors, our friends, and our enemies.
Phil. 4:6-7; Romans 12:12; Matthew 6:5-8; Matthew 6:9-15; 1 John 1:9; 1 John 5:14-15; John 16:24; John 15:5