What is Prayer?

Colossians 4:2, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Romans 12:12, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Prayer is first and foremost our fellowship with God the Father; Jesus, His Son; and the Holy Spirit.

We know that prayer is communication with God the Father through the blood of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Prayer is what enables the Holy Spirit to use a man or woman or a church for God’s glory.

Prayer is how God uses time to show us His wonder. Prayer is the activity that God uses to enable His presence to penetrate our consciousness. His presence is the only thing that can literally change any dynamic that exists. His presence contains power that the world cannot understand and power that is reserved only for His redeemed.

Prayer is God saturating our minds, our thoughts, with His influence. Prayer will control our emotions to permit His truth to bring down the negative forces of darkness that are speaking lies to our minds and trying to corrupt our thoughts.

The Holy Spirit will pray through us; He will also pray for us when we are not sure how to pray for any given situation. Romans 8:26-27(NASB), “Now in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”

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