You will be hard pressed to find a Christian that doesn’t believe that prayer is an essential part of the daily Christian life.
However what I’ve found is that many people have trouble figuring out what prayer should look like for the believer in light of the New Covenant.
In this weeks podcast I share a few thoughts on prayer, I hope you enjoy it!
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What’s the role of prayer in the New Covenant
In today’s podcast we look through the following key points:
1) Prayer for our benefit – not for God’s.
a) it leads us to action – it does not replace action!
b) it reminds us of God’s truth and helps us renew our mind.
2) Prayer is something we get to do, not we have to do.
a) In the same way the Jews misunderstood the purpose Sabbath we often misunderstand the purpose of prayer.
b) It is a gift not made to be a burden but a joy.
3) Different types of prayer:
a) Relational prayer – chatting with God.
b) Declarations – partnering with God and speaking it forth.
c) Petitions – asking God for things.
d) Persistent Prayer – bringing things before God again and again.
4) “Being prayer” rather than “doing prayer”
And much more!
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If you have any questions about today’s topic please do leave them below.
Additionally I’d love to ask you a question.
What do you think prayer looks like in the New Covenant?
Please do share your thoughts in the comments below.
Intro/Extro Music used with permission from St. Theodore