Hello loves! Hope you are doing well ? Over the past weeks I have been yearning to share with you some scriptures about prayer. It is a very good thing when we communicate to God, our Maker in our quest to see what works for our hair, skin and all of that. Yes! I know this post is totally out of the way as many of you may feel that this blog is for natural hair only. A BIG NO! I share everything in between as well and this sort is no exception. Have you ever asked yourself if you have a prayer life? You do not have to stand in an overt place so people know you have a prayer life. It is communication with God anytime, anywhere.
Today, many things like social media, work, family and relationship responsibilities take a chunk of our time that we have no or less time with God. It is good to have the fore-mentioned and strive to keep them. In fact, social media for example, has really helped me in diverse ways and I don’t think I am turning my back on it. What is not right however, is when or if I (you) allow most of my (your) time to be exhausted by social media. Last week my phone got spoilt and that has really taught me a lesson. That meant no social media, no blogging, no calls! During that time, I really came to the realization of the need to allocate quality time for God. Not just the allocation of quality time but follow that and make it a lifetime activity. Do not get me wrong! I know we all have time for God but sometimes we just forget or look at time pass and say “I will tomorrow” when in fact, there is no tomorrow. I share these thirteen scriptures about prayer. Please comment below if you have other scriptures we all can learn. I pray the Lord blesses you even as you read them. May our prayer lives be rekindled in Jesus’ name.
1. James 5:16
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
2. Romans 12:12
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
3. Philippians 4:6
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
4. 1 John 5:14
“ This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
5. Colossians 4:2
“ Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
6. Matthew 6:6
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
7. 1 John 5:15
And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
8. Jeremiah 29:12
“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”.
9. 1 Peter 4:7
“The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.”
10. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
11. Matthew 5:44
“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”
12. Romans 8:26
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
13. Mark 11:24
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”