Lifestyle of Prayer
Many ask the question, “What is a prayer covenant?” A prayer covenant is a simple prayer that helps you develop a lifestyle of prayer as your partner in prayer with others. Though we are surrounded by a “do it yourself” culture, this book is not about going it alone, but about the rich experience gained by following Jesus together.
I’m not sure there is a more beautiful expression of showing our love for Jesus and for one another than through prayer. When we pray, we give ourselves fully to Jesus. We trust Him to accomplish great things in and through us. We recognize His sovereign authority. When we spend time in the presence of Jesus, intentionally praying all He desires for us, we experience answers to prayer.
A Message from Paul
What a privilege we have to approach God’s throne in prayer. Paul shares, “since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you.” Prayer covenants are a wonderful way to pray effectively for others. They are an invitation to see the power of God in and through your prayers; to experience powerful answers to prayer and transformation through prayer. Prayer covenants invite the Holy Spirit into your prayer time as you commit to praying His will over yourself and those for whom you pray each day. Whether it is a few minutes or hours, prayer is life-giving and fills us with hope because we are in the presence of the greatest hope-giver.
Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me and I will answer and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
In John 15:7 Jesus says, “If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.”
Let us pray. Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your invitation to approach your throne of grace to find strength in times of need. Thank you that you are a loving father who inclines his ear towards each one of us and lives to make intercession for us. Thank you for the gift of prayer and the power of prayer and for your Holy Spirit that guides our prayers. Pray your prayers in and through us. Help us to always pray with all kinds of prayers and requests to be alert and always be praying for all of God’s people. Father, our hearts desire is to grow in prayer. We ask that you continually teach us to pray. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.