Prayer is essential for the Christian life. But if we think about it incorrectly, we may never understand how to pray with zeal. We are better equipped to pray when we properly understand God’s authority and our proper relationship with him. Because God created man to glorify Him, and saved His people to do His work in the world and to labor for His name, our zeal in prayer is tied very tightly to our zeal for God himself and for the work He has called us to do.
In this episode, we share, with as much detail as possible, how God has helped us to pray more deeply. We discuss how he answered prayers, with examples of where He said both yes and no, and how He taught us to respond in those cases. We also try to provide examples regarding how we discerned what God was saying, and try to demystify some of the aspects of prayer that plague the church today (No, God doesn’t speak to us in an audible voice). Like we said at the very beginning, prayer is essential for the Christian life. But we need to be able to think properly about prayer so we can understand it. Prayer is a real form of communication between us and the Almighty. It should humble us greatly that such a thing is even possible, but it should also make us desire to be earnest and full of zeal in our prayers. Please join us as we discuss this important topic.
Listen to the audio version here: https://theconqueringtruth.com/2024/01/how-to-pray-with-zeal-ep-152-audio/
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00:06:06 Why Calvinists Pray
00:11:44 Praying in God’s Will
00:20:54 Answers to Prayer
00:33:57 Praying for God’s Glory
00:37:09 Experience of Prayer
01:24:44 Unity Through Prayer