I’m Praying For You

What do the New Testament Epistles Teach Us About Prayer?

An Invitation to Study from Women in the Word

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Before you actually decide to do this particular Bible study you might want to think about it carefully! It has the potential to be very encouraging and comforting, but it could also be quite convicting and challenging. In either case, if it is taken seriously, then it will be life changing. You just might find that God will touch your heart and teach you more than you even imagined about how much He desires to have you, His beloved child, choose to spend time in His presence.

One of the major themes throughout the New Testament epistles is the importance of prayer. Some of the writers had observed both Jesus’ need and desire to pray. Others knew from their own experience that prayer was the means through which believers could access the power of God’s Spirit in their own lives. Both through example and through instruction, they invited and inspired the new believers to pray and to believe that when we pray “God would do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us . . .” (Ephesians 3: 20)

In this study, you will discover that prayer is the means that God Himself has given to us so that we can come to know Him and to experience the blessings that He longs to pour out on us and on others. “Prayer is not overcoming God reluctance; it is laying hold of His highest willingness.” (R. French – 1880) Will you take a risk and join us in this adventure?

©2014 by Marilyn Miller