Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #9 Prayer #7 Reason to pray

Reason to pray

Praying is coming into conversation and showing a willingness for having a relation where you want to talk, and would love to have somebody who answers.

Prayer like any conversation can give us the feeling of connection with the other person; in this instance our heavenly Father. By having the means of a conversation will also have a means of a personal connection with God. This private connection will give a greater sense of God’s purpose in all things but especially in our life. And we can trust His perfect wisdom as we pour our fears and needs before the feet of our God in heaven. As John Piper has said,

“Prayer for God’s help is one way that God preserves and manifests the dependence of his people on his grace and power. The necessity of prayer is a constant reminder and display of our dependence on God for everything, so that he gets the glory when we get the help.”

Prayer has the power to transform. It can take the pressures of the day and turn them into stepping stones of greater trust in the Lord.

Hannah prayed and she was transformed. The scripture says:

“(17) And Ěli answered and said, “Go in peace, and the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl give you your petition which you have asked of Him.” (18) And she said, “Let your female servant find favour in your eyes.” And the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no more sad. (19) And they rose up early in the morning and worshipped before יהוה {Jehovah}, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elqanah knew Ḥannah his wife, and יהוה {Jehovah} remembered her.” (1 Samuel 1:17-19 The Scriptures 1998+)

The prophet Hannah in the temple, Samuel's pra...
The prophet Hannah in the temple, Samuel’s prayer testing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hannah as a woman of a sorrowful spirit had poured out her soul before Jehovah speaking out of the abundance of her complaint and grief. Her prayer made her change. Her tears were turned over to the Adonai through prayer. God comforted her and lifted the heaviness of her soul. Her face was transformed through prayer. The change in Hannah’s countenance showed that she received the promise with faith. This faith was expressed through prayer to the Almighty God. Prayer transformed her, enabling her to leave differently than when she came to the God of Abraham in prayer. Hannah experienced the transforming power of prayer.

Also we, today, can experience always that changing strength of the speech with the Higher Being. The conversation with the Higher Power may create in us what we allow it to happen. If we are prepared to let us be changed by this speech this also will happen.

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Preceding articles:

Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #8 Prayer #6 Communication and manifestation

Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #5 Prayer #1 Listening Sovereign Maker

Next: Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #10 Prayer #8 Condition

Dutch version /Nederlandse versie: Vertrouwen, Geloof, Roepen en Toeschrijving aan Jehovah #9 Gebed #7 Reden voor gebed

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  2. How should we react against the world
  3. Fear and protection
  4. Whom can we trust to govern us?
  5. We cannot, see God’s purpose
  6. The truth is very plain to see and God can be clearly seen
  7. A call easy to understand
  8. Character transformed by the influence of our fellowships
  9. Earnestly Contending for the Faith
  10. Looking forward to God’s faithfulness
  11. Creator and Blogger God 4 Expounding voice
  12. Creator and Blogger God 5 Things to tell
  13. Creator and Blogger God 8 A Blog of a Book 2 Holy One making Scriptures Holy
  14. Give your tears to God
  15. Prayer, important aspect in our life
  16. Gods non answer
  17. Faithful to the leastening ear
  18. Wishing to do the will of God
  19. Observing the commandments and becoming doers of the Word
  20. Golden rule for understanding in spiritual matters obedience
  21. Happy who’s delight is only in the law of Jehovah
  22. Wishing to do the will of God
  23. Rest thy delight on Jehovah
  24. Of the many books Only the Bible can transform

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Readings from other denominations:

  1. God expecting us to desist from dead works
  2. The Struggle to Love God
  3. Prayer—What About?
  4. Our Prayers
  5. A Child’s Prayer
  6. Why Do Some Prayers Go Unanswered?
  7. What Are Two Reasons Why God Rejects Some Prayers?
  8. Prayers That Are Heard by God
  9. Carry on prayer, that you do not enter into temptation
  • Morning Prayer 8/27/13 (ebonyteague.wordpress.com)
    We give you honor just because of who you are, you are God alone and there is none like you. You are the God of all creation, you created the heavens, the earth and everything within. You are alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. You are our God and there is nobody like you…none, no where.
  • Prayer for July 31st (hopeforthebrokenhearted.wordpress.com)
    We know that grief can numb us…it can be hard to feel anything including your presence, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t there. Help us to know in times of grief, pain and heartache, that faith is more than a feeling…feelings come and go, but you don’t. Your presence…your Holy Spirit, is with us whether we can feel it or not. You promise to never leave our side and you are working for our good, in the depths of sorrow and the deepest valleys of adversity.
  • Thursday, August 1 (illustrationstoencourage.wordpress.com)
    In ancient Israel, the incense that was regularly offered on Jehovah’s altar had to be carefully and precisely prepared. It was acceptable to Jehovah only if offered according to the guidelines that he had established. (Ex. 30:34-37; Lev. 10:1, 2) If our heartfelt prayers are similarly formulated, then we can be sure that they are acceptable to Jehovah.
  • Language of Prayer (pebblesandblessings.wordpress.com)
    Some might say prayer is a closet of solitude where they meet the Lord silently and solemnly appealing for assistance in time of trouble and need ~ others might say it is a beautiful garden where they commune with their Savior, expressing their love and thanks for His Mercy and Grace. Some might say, prayer is a continual conversation they have with their closest friend the Lord.
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    Prayer is a language of your Christian walk. God does not need an interpreter for ones prayer. God knows your heart and will draw near unto you, as you draw near unto him.
  • The Power of Prayer (saltlightandwitnesses.com)
    If we do not pray, we cut off the source to our power.  Prayer is something that can be done out loud or silently. Prayer can be done while in conversation with others. There is power in prayer. Prayer not only changes things, but it changes people and situations as well.
  • Thousands Gather for Biblical Prayer at Tabernacle Site (israelnationalnews.com)
    Three thousand women and girls made the journey Wednesday to the town of Shilo, in Samaria (Shomron) for a special group prayer recalling the biblical prayer of Hannah.
  • The 08/28/13 Joy Jar (drwilda.com)
    Here are some quotes from others who have found the power of the Lord’s Prayer in their lives.
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    The Lord’s Prayer includes everything you need to ask when you talk to God. It is a model prayer that teaches us how to pray.
  • The Lie That Made God Nameless (illustrationstoencourage.wordpress.com)
    Jesus used God’s name. In prayer, Jesus told Jehovah: “I have made your name known to them [Jesus’ disciples] and will make it known.” Why did Jesus make the divine name known to his disciples? He continued: “In order that the love with which you [God] loved me may be in them and I in union with them.”—John 17:26.

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