Why Pray? 15 ReasonsFrom Praying God’s will for your life Stormie Omartian
To Seek The LordPsalm 27:8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. (NIV)
To focus away fromyour problems andfocus on the LordPsalm 121:1 I lift my eyes to the hills-where does my help crom from?
To talk to God1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
To give your heavy heart to GodPsalm 142:1-2 I cry aloud to the Lord; I lift my voice to the Lord for mercy. I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell him my trouble.
To tell God your requestsMatthew 21:22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer
To listen and hear GodProverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
To be released from your sufferingJames 5:13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
To resist temptation and the temptor Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
To be rescued from our distressPsalm 107:19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from the grave
To receive God’s rewardMatthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
To withstand evilEphesians 6:13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand.
To receive God’s Joy John 16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
To draw near to GodIsaiah 64:7 I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done for us- yes, the many good things he has done for the house of Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses.
For Healing(physical, emotional and spiritual) James 5:13 Is any of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
To gain God’s peacePhilemon 6-7 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.