Scripture Based Prayer

“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” - John 15:7

One of the key elements of a powerful prayer life is that prayer must be anchored in the Word of God. “If we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us.” (1 John 5:14) God’s will is revealed in His Word!

A warning about NOT praying according to the Word of God is found in Proverbs 28:9, “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.”

Prayer can quickly deteriorate into the Christian telling God how to solve the problems and put out the fires! Scripture based prayer sees the Christian as God does: needy and helpless! In John 15:5c, Jesus said “for without me ye can do nothing.” But it also sees God for Who He is from Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

God’s great promise is this: “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” (Psalms 37:4)

Are my prayers Scripturally sound?
Am I trying to solve my problems in my own strength, or am I asking God to show me what to do?

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