Without the Bible, the Word of God, our prayers have no foundation. The Bible and prayer in claiming the promises of God adds life to your prayers. The Word of God is vital in prayer because the Bible reveals much about prayer.
The Bible and prayer – claiming the promises of God
Why is the Bible, the Word of God, so vital in prayer?
The promises of God are vital in prayer because in it God Himself is speaking
The Bible is more than a collection of fancy sayings for a few religious fanatics. Scripture contains the very words of God. Kenyon preaches, “You can lean on the Word as you would lean on Him. You can rest in the Word as you would rest in Him. You can act on the Word as you would act if He had just spoken to you. The Word is always now.” In a sense God, Himself, becomes a part of our prayer when we use His Word while praying. To bring the Bible, the Word of God, into prayer is to bring God into prayer.
The Bible is vital in prayer because the God’s promises are alive
When God is in something it will be alive because God is alive. A Chinese Christian says of this subject, “We must not come to the Bible only to learn and to understand. The Bible is not the tree of knowledge; it is the tree of life! All Christians know that the function of the Word of God is to reveal God to us. Although this is true, this is not the main function. The main function of the Bible is not only to give us knowledge about God and His love, but to impart God Himself into us.” In the Bible we find life, so to add the Word of God to our prayer adds life to our prayer.
The Word of God is vital in prayer because it reveals God’s nature and power
Only as we know God’s nature can we know God’s will, which is essential to successful prayer. Here is why God’s Word is so vital to prayer. In the Bible we discover the nature and power of God. There is absolutely no limit to the ability of God as unveiled in His Word. This is why we need a thorough understanding of the Bible if we wish to pray with power.
The Bible is the parent to all faith
“Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God,” Paul wrote to Romans believers (Romans 10:17). Later in Hebrews we read, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3). When God spoke, creation responded, He simply said, “Let there be light,” and light appeared. Thus, God and His Words are one. To live in the Word of God is to live in the faith of God. Faith comes by familiarity with the Bible.
The Word of God is vital in prayer because it says much about prayer
The entire Bible declares God’s willingness to answer man’s prayers. In a sense, it is the greatest book ever written on this subject. E.M. Bounds declares, “The whole canon of Bible teaching is to illustrate the great truth that God hears and answers prayer.” Even a casual reading of Scripture reveals how much of this unique book is comprised of man’s communion with God. Thus, to learn about prayer our key source must be the Word of God. Without the Bible, the Word of God, our prayers have no foundation.
Trust you have been able to claim the promises of God and add life to your prayers through praying the Word of God.
Trust you have discovered that without the Bible, the Word of God, our prayers have no foundation. The Bible and prayer in claiming the promises of God adds life to your prayers. Also the Word of God is vital in prayer because the Bible reveals much about prayer.
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