WE ARE TOLD TO PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
Estelle P. Shrum~~~www.heistheword.com
We are told to pray unceasingly and in everything give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
We are told to pray evening and morning and at noon and God will hear our voice. Psalm 55:17
We are told if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek, my face and turn from their wicked way; then God will forgive their sin and heal their land. Chronicles 7:14
We are told that God hears not sinners: but if they will worship Him and do his will he will hear him. John 9:31
We are told to approach the throne of grace that we may receive mercy in time of trouble. Hebrews 4:16
We are told that he listens to the Godly man who does His will. John. 9:31
We are told the Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright please Him. Proverbs 15:8
We are told to cast your cares to the Lord and He will sustain you and never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22
We are told He will respond to the prayer of the destitute and, and he will hear their plea. Psalm 102:17
We are told to watch and pray so you will not fall into temptation. Mark 14:38
We are told he who searches our hearts know the Spirit intercedes for us in accordance with God’s will. Romans 8:27
We are told the Spirit helps us in our weakness when we do not know what to pray for. Romans 8:26
We are told that things work together for good to them that love God, and called to his purpose. Romans 8:28
We are told to lift up our hands in prayer without anger or disputing. 1Timothy 2:8
We are told if anyone is in trouble he should pray. James 5:13
We are told to pray for one another, confess our faults that we may be healed and the righteous availeth much. James 5:16
We are told that after they prayed they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God boldly. Acts 4:31
And Lo! Jesus himself looked toward heaven and prayed. John 17:1-26
1“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6 “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.9 pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”