Prayer is not just for Sunday mornings or mealtime or bedtime.
The Bible instructs believers to pray to God without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) and to give thanks and praise (Daniel 2:23). We are to pray when we are sick, (James 5:14-15), persecuted (Matthew 5:44), tempted (Matthew 26:41), in distress (Psalm 118:5) or in need of mercy (Psalm 143:1) or forgiveness (Matthew 6:12).
Jesus' disciples knew prayer was an important enough topic they asked for directions. His response became known as the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). That prayer serves as an example for us all. Below are some opportunities to share your prayer needs and improve your prayer life and that of your family.
"The Lord is at hand: do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:5b-6 (ESV)
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"Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words." Romans 8:26 (ESV)
Sometimes we might not know what to pray or feel we don't know how. These resources can help.
Concordia Publishing House, the publishing arm of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, has produced many books and Bible studies on prayer. Here is a brief sampling.