Luke 18:1,7,8 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Mark 9:23,24 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
; for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
And my God will supply every need
of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Matthew 6:9-13 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
kingdom come, your will
be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily
12 and forgive us
our debts, as we also have forgiven
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people who are called by my name humble
themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn
from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Exodus 34:6-7 The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,
7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.”
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
Prayer is te opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, it brings us up to Him. P94 steps to Christ.
Don’t know how to pray? Start praying, you’ll learn on the way.
Don’t keep God in a glass box to be used only in case of emergencies.