"God Thoughts"

What IS Prayer, Anyway?

Prayer is Talking to God

Prayer is sharing your deepest secrets with God and telling Him your biggest fears. Prayer is telling God about other people’s problems and asking Him to solve them. Prayer is chatting with God about everything that’s happening in your life and letting Him know what you’re thinking and feeling.

Prayer is Listening to God Speak to You

God speaks to you in a quiet voice and through pictures in your mind. He speaks to you through your feelings, your dreams, and through other people. Most importantly, He speaks to you through His Word, the Bible. Everything else He says agrees with what He says in the Bible.

When we Pray, God Answers

When we pray for bad people, God changes them. When we pray for sick people, God heals them. When we pray for poor people, God provides for them. When we pray about problems, God solves them. BUT…

Prayer ISN’T like a Coke Machine

We don’t just get what we want every time we pray. Sometimes God says, “No.” Sometimes He says, “Later.” But MOST of the time, He says, YES!

Prayer is Believing God will do what He Says

God says, “Ask me! Trust me! Believe I will do it!” He says, “If you have faith even as tiny as a mustard seed, you’ll be able to move mountains.” If we ask God for something He wants us to ask, and if we believe He will do it, He will, even if it seems big and impossible. We can pray BIG prayers and ask for IMPOSSIBLE things and see God do AMAZING miracles!

Why does God Want us to Pray?

Why doesn’t God just do what He wants to do without us praying? – Because He wants us to partner with Him, to be His friends who talk to Him and get excited about the awesome things He is doing. He wants to bless us by letting us bless other people through our prayers.

How do we Pray?

Let’s ask God right now:
“What do you want me to pray?”
“Who do you want me to pray for?”
What do you want to do in my family, in my school, and in my city?”
When God gives you ideas, write them down or draw them, and pray for them.
When God answers your prayers, celebrate!

God Wants YOU to Pray!

Ask GOD for big and impossible things to pray for, then BIGGER and MORE IMPOSSIBLE things, and watch Him answer your prayers! You will be UNSTOPPABLE as you pray for GOD to do AMAZING things so His LOVE and POWER will be shown in new, EXCITING ways!

By Annette Ford

Matthew 17:20 Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
John 15:7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

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