9 ways to focus our prayers

“Our Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:9

This young woman is earnestly praying, seeking an answer or a blessing. She is focused as tourists walk around her. She is humble, bowed, seated, and barefoot. Yet, her prayers are going nowhere. She is praying before a Buddha.

Those who follow Jesus can pray to the Living God who hears and works all things for good for those who love Him and are called by His name.

He is our Father in heaven. “Heaven” is mentioned 582 times in the King James Version of the Bible.

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You’re Invited to A Prayer Walk

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Prayer begins the Bible with God speaking the world into existence, and prayer ends the Bible with an “Even so, Come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:20 

The Bible is a sweet love letter to us, the beginning of a conversation with God. He is just waiting for us to respond.

In the Bible, we are encouraged to wrap up everything we do in prayer.

Prayer is a continuation of a love relationship that God began when He said, “Let Us make man in our image.” Genesis 1:26

He formed man out of the dust of the earth and woman from the man, and He said all that He had made was “very good.” Genesis 1:31

God walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day in the Garden of Eden – prayer. I wonder what they talked about.

Can you imagine walking in the Garden of Eden with God … listening to your Creator … responding to Him? That’s prayer.

We have something even better than the Garden of Eden. We don’t have to wait until the cool of the day. Our Father, the Creator of the Universe, walks with His children every moment of the day. He’s started the conversation, and He’s waiting for us to respond.

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