How Should I Pray?

Casting family cares on God in prayer

We all face crises in our lives.  These urgent situations are the anvil upon which God shapes and molds us.  Though painful and often devastating, crises need not destroy us.  Instead, crises positions and readies us for what God will do as we open our hearts and lives to Him.  Peter writes that we should “cast our cares on Him because He cares for us” (1 Peter 5:7).

God know what crises you’re facing, and He’s set His hand to bring you through stronger than ever before.  You just need to pray.  Jesus said, “When you pray, don’t babble on and on…  your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask Him!” (Matthew 6:7-8 NLT)  And, Jesus promised, “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:14 NKJV).  Here are some common questions and answers:

My marriage is a wreck!  It seems like our love has grown cold – we hardly even talk anymore.  How should I pray?

God’s perfect will for your marriage is that you and your spouse become one and together become one with God.  A cord of three strands is not easily broken (Ecc. 4:9-12), so your prayer must focus on oneness with each other and with god.  But first, ask God to forgive you for your part of the problem.

Ask God to help revive the romance in your marriage and enable you to take the first steps toward your spouse.  Ask the Father to knit you together in unity, love and oneness.

I’m overwhelmed with more bills to pay than money to pay them.  How should I pray?

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