Consider God when you pray

Nehemiah considered God when he prayed. “O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands . . . You are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to became angry and rich in unfailing love (Nehemiah 1:5, 9:17).”

Jesus considered God when he prayed. “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name (Matthew 6:9).”

Do you consider who God is when you pray?

She Prays

There’s a peace about her, even when life is disappointing and hard.

Her secret?

She prays.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).

The Battle is the Lord’s

Powerless against a great army, they cried to the Lord. “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you (2 Chronicles 20:12).”

They were told, “Do not be afraid. The Lord will be with you (2 Chronicles 20:17).”

They responded with praise and the Lord fought for them. None of the enemy escaped alive. There was so much spoil it took them three days to take it all. (Read the whole story in 2 Chronicles 20).

We pray because the battle is the Lord’s.