Why do we pray?

There are many different reasons why people pray.  The list I make here is not all inclusive.  I can say this though – we pray for direction and we ask for protection. We pray for His guidance and leading.  Then we ask to be protected from the spiritual warfare that we encounter everyday.  He gives us the armor of God!

Some of the other reasons we pray:  to grow consistently closer to Jesus, to have private worship times be more intense then public worship, to lead out of the overflow of our walk with God, to lead our homes in worship, to reach out to those around us, to live a life of integrity, to be pure as we lead, to worship as we lead others to do so, to lead solely in God’s power, to receive and be open to the gifts and blessings that are sent by God.  All the gifts that God sends us are good.  It is what we do with them that matters.   So the list goes on.  There are those who bear their burdens silently and do not let others know.  We would pray for peace them and for the disenfranchised.  

There are many reasons to pray for the Body of Christ, the church and the world.  A word to the wise – be careful what you pray for.  Take note, to pray is not a simple one time act.  It is a way of life.  Prayer is to the church, as a bat is to a ball.

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