The Prayer

Have you ever heard a child pray?    

The words of their prayers are so precious and sincere.  Nothing about a child's prayer is showy or flowery in speech.  Their prayers simply state their need and believe the request has been heard by a person they trust.  

A child will pray with equal faith no matter if a friend has a boo-boo or the food needs blessing.  

A child believes they can ask whatever they have need of, and God will hear their prayer.  Maybe that’s why Jesus told us that we should be as little children.

In the Bible, from cover to cover we find many kinds of prayers for numerous situations.  

The Lord's Prayer in the Gospels is a teaching prayer.  Jesus said, pray in this way, “Our Father, which art in Heaven…”

The prayer of Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4 is a prayer of faith.  He prayed, “…Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!...”

David prayed in Psalms 51 from a heart of repentance, “Have mercy on me oh God according to your unfailing love…”

Hannah's petition in I Samuel 1, was a plea with a vow attached, Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant…” 

Jesus prayed from the cross a memorable prayer of forgiveness, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

And in Numbers 6:24-26(NIV) there is a prayer that most of the Christian world has labeled the benediction prayer.  This is a prayer with a special pronouncement of security, grace, and peace.   

Whatever your need may be today, be encouraged, God hears our prayers.  

Have a blessed day!

“The Lord bless you and keep you; 
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”


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