Characteristics of Prayer

The points below are from the Wednesday devotional given by Jake Swanson on May 7, 2014. 

1. Prayer is to God – 12:5

Reminds us that we are dependent on God!


2. The church prays – 10:2

Prayer expresses a relationship with God or a desire for a relationship with God.


3. Often prayer is for other people – 7:60; 12:5

Prayer for deliverance, prayer for mercy.


4. Prayer for personal desires – 4:29

Praying for the ability to be effective witnesses for Christ.


5. Praying in unity – 1:14; 2:42; 4:24; 16:25; 20:36; 21:5

Believers gather together for prayer and pray when they are gathered together.


6. Praying is something that believers are devoted to – 1:14

An area of constant challenge. Turn off the stuff and turn your heart to God.


7. There are degrees of prayer – 12:5

Sometimes, you prayer with earnest intensity. Sometimes you do not. The NT points out the earnest prayer, but emphasizes the consistent prayer life.

About the Author
Nathaniel Pringle serves as the pastor of Eastside Community Bible Church, Milford, Ohio. His goal is to fulfill the commission in Titus 2:1, "But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine." (ESV)

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