Prayer is Growing Relationship With God

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We are still in the Prayer Series on Sunday mornings and Sunday’s sermons have been awesome! Pastor Sheridan just finished ” the Secret to Answered Prayer’ Upcoming – Praying in the Name of Jesus and According to the Will of God/ Always Praying and Not Fainting….. this series will continue through November!

Prayer develops our relationship with God. If we never speak to our spouse or family or friends or never listen to anything they might have to say to us, our  relationships will quickly deteriorate.

It is the same way with God. Prayer—communicating with God—helps us grow closer and more intimately connected with God.

I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure, just as gold and silver are refined and purified by fire. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘These are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’ “ (Zechariah 13:9, NLT)

But if you stay joined to me and my words remain in you, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted! (John 15:7, NLT)

The Lord instructed us to pray. One of the simplest reasons to spend time in prayer is because the Lord taught us to pray. Obedience to God is a natural by-product of discipleship.

“Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak!” (Matthew 26:41, NLT)

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. (Luke 18:1, NIV)

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:18, NIV)