[PC-USA] 2000-11-19 Passages About Prayer, Final Part

Prayers of Petition

God wants to hear the yearnings of our hearts. Close, trusted friends are one of God's greatest blessings to us. But we need to pray out our desires, hopes fears etc. to our Heavenly Father also.

Psa. 62:8 (NASB) Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

1 Sam. 1:6-11 (NASB) But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, but the LORD had closed her womb. Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb. It happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she would provoke her; so she wept and would not eat. Then Elkanah her husband said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep and why do you not eat and why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?'' Then Hannah rose after eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the temple of the LORD. She, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. She made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and a razor shall never come on his head.''

Romans 15:30-32 (NASB) Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me, that I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints; so that I may come to you in joy by the will of God and find refreshing rest in your company.

Luke 18:35-42 (NASB) As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was assing by. And he called out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!'' Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!'' And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him, "What do you want Me to do for you?'' And he said, "Lord, I want to regain my sight!'' And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.''

Luke 18:2-8  (NASB) In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, "Give me legal protection from my opponent." For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, "Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.'' And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said; now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?''

Jan

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