Week 40: The Basics of Prayer – October 7-13

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. (Matthew 6:9, KJV).

Some people only pray when they are faced with dire circumstances. In those instances, they cry out, ask for forgiveness and make promises to God that if he does what they want, they will do what He wants. It’s a prayer of desperation and God wants you to know that prayer is not designed to only be used in cases of emergencies.

Prayer is communication with God and we should communicate with Him daily. Start your day when you open your eyes by saying, “Thank you God for allowing me to see another day. Order my steps and my words as I go along the way.” You can continue to communicate with God throughout your day.

Prayer is not reserved only for Sunday mornings, at night before you go to bed, or when someone asks you to pray for them. Prayer should be a part of the fiber of your existence. When you pray during the good times, it will make praying during turbulent times not so desperate.

Scripture References

Sunday, October 7                                         Matthew 6:9-13

Monday, October 8                                       1 Samuel 2:1-10

Tuesday, October 9                                       Philippians 4:6-7

Wednesday, October 10                               Ephesians 6:18

Thursday, October 11                                    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Friday, October 12                                         Colossians 4:2

Saturday, October 13                                    Hebrews 4:16

Kingdom Impact Daily Reading

Psalms 103:8-12 :

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the

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