"That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ."
(1 John 1:3 KJV)
Prayer is fellowship with greater understanding of God. Your prayers should become so varied that soon you will have a relationship that varies. At times, you will just praise and adore Him. At other times, you will ask Our Awesome God for something that you really want Him to give you. Sometimes, when you think about your prayer you realize, it was one of Father and child and, at other times, it was disciple to teacher. Your relationship to God will change and hopefully mature as you learn more from the Creator of all.
As your prayers change, though, so will your relationship with God. There are about five basic forms that your prayers usually fall under, but many different ways you will phrase them. 1) The form that most prayers will fall under is adoration, 2) The next form is Intercession, 3) Another form is petition, 4) Still another form is repentance, and 5) The last is deliverance. There are three attitudes that should be present in all these prayers: dependence, earnestness and persistence.
In all the forms of prayer mentioned, we align our thinking with Our Awesome God remembering His love and purpose are for our good and remain completely open to Him. We must remain identified with God and that brings our thoughts in alignment with His. Whichever form we use to pray, we will soon realize that His purposes, no matter what the circumstances may be, are the right ones. Prayer is fellowship with Our Awesome God that, as we tell Him our thoughts and petitions, grows into a close relationship and love for Him. We know that He is our Father and is right in guiding us through this earthly life, because He loves us and wants us to mature.
Our Awesome God wants your prayers because He wants a closer relationship with you, His child! Join a church (if you haven't already) that prays often and loves our God. His son, Jesus Christ, died for you and took your sins upon Himself and arose the third day to sit by God, interceding for you when you sin. So learn more about this Only God by praying. Praise the Lord!
Join us at LWBC as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard to tell everyone about Jesus Christ and His salvation. We start with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. Sunday evening we have Bible Study and AWANA for children (September through May) at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. There are many opportunities and encouragements to learn about God in our programs which include Bible Study groups at homes and Prayer Meetings at 7:00 PM on Wednesday with Bible Study.
Flo & Bill