Taking Time to Pray and Listen to God
Have you ever had one of those one-sided conversations where one person talks for the entire time and the other person cannot say a word? To make it worse is when they speak until they are finished and then finish by saying something like, “I gotta go, talk to you later”. You may feel like you had so much to add to the conversation, but wasn’t given a chance.
When we pray to God, let’s give Him a chance to be involved and give input; not just as a listener.
This video message is about learning to speak and listen to God. Prayer is talking to God, but what is listening? How do you hear from God? Does God have a voice? How do you discern God’s voice?
Jesus says that people who believe in him will know His voice. That is very important to know that it is possible to hear from God.
Bible verses about Prayer:
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
1 John 5:14 -15
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
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.
1 John 5:16
If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.