Studies

Prayer

Derek McCammonWhether it’s the National Day of Prayer or just any other day, one of the fundamental privileges that a Christian has is their ability to talk to God through prayer. In the Bible there have been many examples of prayer offered to God in all different situations. What kind of prayers should a Christian offer up to God that are approved in His sight? What is God obligated to do with our prayers? Is prayer a “secret power” to tap into to provide the “prayee” the ability to claim whatever you want? The Bible has a lot to say about prayer and as a workman, “prayer” needs to be handled with the same care for right division as any other doctrine in scripture.

Lessons

Christian Prayer. May 1, 2003 is recognized as the National Day of Prayer in America. What is prayer? Prayer simply stated is “talking to God”. What a privilege we have to be able to talk directly to God. We don’t have to go through an intermediary like a minister or priest because Christ paved the way through His shed blood. He became the one mediator between God and man, so the way to God is open for anyone to approach Him.

Christian Prayer - Part 2. There were many instances of prayer given this past week in America to thank God for the prosperity and blessings bestowed upon America. This was done in the celebration of the National Day of Prayer set aside on the first Thursday in May each year. This was an example of one aspect of prayer but another aspect of prayer is shown in the prayer that Paul makes in Colossians 1:9-14 for the Colossians. The Colossians (those from Colossee) received their letter from Paul through Tychius (just like Philemon).