Saturday, August 07, 2010

Do I Pray

Do I pray with praise and thanksgiving to my Father in heaven for who He is, for what my Savior Jesus Christ has accomplished and for the Holy Spirit who dwells within me? 
Do I pray in reverence because I am coming before God who is holy?
Do I pray clothed in the righteousness of Christ?
Do I pray with confidence because I know that God is gracious, merciful and loving?
Do I pray and receive comfort in the knowledge that Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for me?
Do I pray with trust that I have a relationship with my heavenly Father and that He hears me?
Do I pray to my Abba Father before I go to man and talk about my problems?

Do I pray with conviction knowing the uncompromising truth in God’s word?
 Do I pray instead of giving way to anxious thoughts?
Do I pray with patience trusting God and His time frame and His plan?
Do I pray for others rather than yielding to the temptation of gossip?
Do I pray and bring to my Father...what concerns me today?
Do I pray, taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ?
Do I pray knowing that the Holy Spirit intercedes on my behalf with groans that my words cannot express?
Do I pray for God’s will and not my own?
Do I pray that God will change me before He changes my situation?
Do I pray for God to bless my enemies?
Do I pray knowing that salvation is a work of God, not of me?
Do I pray that God will change my heart?
Do I pray that I will be conformed to God’s will?
Do I pray knowing that it is time invested wisely, not wasted?
Do I pray with faithfulness for those whom I promised to pray for?
Do I pray knowing that God works through and answers the prayers of His saints?
Do I pray confessing and repenting of my sins?
Do I pray knowing that God is well able to handle ANYTHING that concerns me?
Do I pray for others before I pray for myself?

Do I pray?

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