The following are a few excerpts from the first two chapters of SIGHT Prayer. These two chapters are basically instructions about prayer. Then, in chapter three, we will put prayer into action and pray from a 28-day prayer plan that I have laid out for you. Each daily prayer plan is a guide to help you start praying. Each day’s prayer will become your prayers to the Lord. More about that later, for now, let’s review some scriptures that speak of prayer:
“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them” (Psalm 145:18-19 ESV).
“When you pray…when you pray…when you pray…Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name” (Matthew 6:5-15 ESV).
“He (Jesus) went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God” Luke 6:12 ESV).
“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you (John 15:7 ESV).
“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” (Philippians 4:6-7 MSG).
“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 MSG).
When you pray, how do you call on Him?
When you pray, how do you abide in the Lord?
When you pray, how do you stay in an attitude of prayer?
Set your sights on the realities of heaven (Colossians 3:1 NLT).
For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man (2 Corinthians 8:21 ESV).
Carolyn Marlowe, CCLC