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What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer

Phil 2:5    “In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus”

Eph 4:13  “….We must become like a mature person,  growing until we become like Christ and have his perfection.”

Paul’s prayers:

Phil 1:9 (ncv) “…that your love will grow…; that you will have knowledge and understanding….

Col 1:9 (ncv) “.We pray that you will have great wisdom and understanding in spiritual things…

Eph 1:17-20 (ncv) “.I pray you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope…and you will know God’s power is very great for us who believe.

Eph 3:18 (ncv) “I pray that all God’s people will have the power to understand …I pray that you will be able to know…..

2 Thes 1:11-12 (niv)“..we constantly pray for you,  that our God may make you worthy of his calling

Conditions for effective Prayer and Praying:

Heb 11:6..without FAITH it is impossible to please God…           

  Mark 11:22-24 (ncv) “Have faith in God. … if you have no doubts in your mind and believe   God will do it for you.     I tell you to believe that you have received the things you ask for in prayer

         James 1:6-8 (ncv) “..when you ask, you must believe and not doubt…..

         James 5:16 (ncv)   “When a believing person prays, great things happen.”

1 Peter 4:7-8 (niv)“..BE ALERT AND OF SOBER MIND so that you may pray. (nlt,ncv) Above all, LOVE EACH OTHER deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

James 4:8 “Come near to God and God will come near to you.” 10HUMBLE YOURSELVES   before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”  (Proverbs 3:34, 1 Peter 5:5)

        1 Peter 3:12 (niv) “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer,….

Phil 4:6 (ncv) “Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need,  ALWAYS GIVING THANKS.” 

        1 Thes 5:17-18pray without ceasing:   in everything give thanks 

Col 4:2CONTINUE PRAYING, keeping alert, and always thanking God.”

        Luke 18:1-6 (nvc) “Jesus used this story to teach his followers that they should always pray and never lose hope….      (Luke 11:9  “The persistent friend”  “ask,  search,  knock”)

Mark 11:25 “.. FORGIVE,  so that your Father in heaven will also forgive your sins..

        Mat 6:14-15if you forgive...your Father in heaven will forgive you…But if you don’t forgive….


**** Romans 8:26 (ncv) “..the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We do not know how to pray as we should…. the Spirit himself speaks to God for us….”