Did you know that God answers prayer? It is true. God wants you to pray and ask him for guidance, direction, protection, and supply. He loves it when you pray! The Bible tells us that our prayers are like a sweet fragrance to God.
Psalm 141:2 Accept my prayer as incense offered to you, and my upraised hands as an evening offering.
He hears our requests and keeps track of our sorrows and petitions to him.
Psalm 56:8 You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
Why should we pray? Here are a few verses that tell us why.
Luke 1:37 For nothing is impossible with God.
1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares for you.
Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
Ephesians 3:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Matthew 21:21-22 (NLT) Then Jesus told them, “I assure you, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,’ and it will happen. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Philippians 4:6-7 (MES) Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Join me in praying for these things this week:
Pray for Avalon 365 – we want to reach people with the gospel and be an every day church!
Pray for the growth of Avalon Church.
Pray that God supplies our financial needs.
Pray for our student ministry Beach Retreat. We have more than ever before going this year. Pray for our students to have an encounter with Jesus!
Pray for the Avalon HOPE event – Back Pack to School. We want to show the love of Jesus to our community.
Pray for Avalon Kids. Pray for Brian Tatum and our leadership team as they gear up for the new school year.
Prayer works! I hope you will pray this week and believe God for answers!