TEXT-BASED ONLINE PRAYER

TEXT-BASED ONLINE PRAYER

What is Prayer?

Introduction.

“Jesus wants to be involved in every area of our lives. He cares about us and about all of our concerns.”

“communication is a vital element in any successful relationship, including our relationship with god. God wants us to communicate with him about our cares and concerns, and he desires that we talk to him about every area of our lives. This communication with god is called prayer.”

What is Prayer?

a) Prayer is personal communication with God.

“It is easy to become overly concerned with our choice of words. Prayer, however, is simply talking to God as we would to our dearest friend.”

b) Prayer is the privilege of believers.

“From the moment we received Christ we began a relationship with God. This personal relationship includes the privilege of open communication with him.”

c) Our communication with God is like children to a father.

“Let us look at how we, as children, relate to God as our father.”

 i. God loves us and cares about us (Ephesians 2:4,5,8; 1 Peter 5:7)

“When we communicate with God remember that he loves and cares foundation for open communication.” and cares for us . . . ”  it is important to for us. This lays a “Because God loves

ii.  He wants to hear what we have to say (Psalm 62:8, 65:2; Proverbs 15:8).

iii.  He delights in us and longs for our fellowship (Psalm 27:8; John 4:23b, Proverbs 15:8).

iv.  We want to be with the Father, share what is on our heart and experience the security of the Father’s love.

“The closer our relationship with god, the freer our

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