Doubt-filled Questioning Prayer

“Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!”

“If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all the miracles our ancestors told us about?”

“Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel. I am sending you!”

“Me? My clan is weakest and I am the least in my entire family.”

The Lord said to him, “I will be with you.”

“If you are truly going to help me, show me a sign to prove that is is really the Lord speaking to me (from Judges 6:12-17).”

The Lord gave him a sign, answering his doubt-filled questions.

On Faith in Prayer

Stories of answered prayer encourage us to pray. But they don’t increase our faith.

Faith is the evidence of things not seenfaith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses (from Hebrews 11:1 AMP).

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).

Faith in prayer is based on who God is and what He is like.

Call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ

Long ago “people began to call upon the name of the Lord (Genesis 4:26).”

Today anyone and “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13).”

“There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).”

How One Who Knows Prays

God knows our hearts. He searches them (from Luke 16:15; Romans 8:27).

Here’s what He sees: “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure (Jeremiah 17:9).”

It’s no surprise that “the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express (Romans 8:26).”