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House of Prayer

Wow, the best Bible verse on this is:  Isaiah 56:7   I will bring them to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on My altar;  My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.

Notice, it is a house of prayer, not a prayer room, not a place of prayer. A house is a place where we live and are comfortable. We typically live in our house almost everyday. Um, everyday is about how often we should pray.

Idaho Sunset

Idaho Sunset

Come Lord Jesus

This is the prayer at the end of the Bible. It is the last prayer in the whole Bible. It is the second to the last verse of the Bible. It is the last prayer and almost the last verse in the book of Revelation. It is the finale, the last prayer made by God in the Bible. The final prayer “Come Lord Jesus”. What a conclusion to invite the Lord Lesus into everything in our life. Not just for Him to come again, as He will one day in His second coming, but to actually let Him be Lord in our lives. So let Him come in and bring our lives back to what He wants to do in us and through us.

Spokane River near Downtown in Spring

Spokane River near Downtown in Spring

God is real, a living person, the creator of the universe, the designer of the atom and DNA. He designed every solar system and every living thing on the earth. So He has plans for our life and what we do. So just pray this final prayer in the Bible from Revelation 22:2o  “Come Lord Jesus”

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

To get a few more points on this topic, see the blog article on Jonah – When God speaks, He eventually gets His way.

Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving

Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving - Seagull, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving – Seagull, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Prayer starts with thanksgiving, thanking God for all He has done.  Sometimes this is hard to do, but thanksgiving helps our prayer.   But this verse starts by telling us to be careful for nothing, that is, don’t worry about anything, just pray.  Then it says to just let God know what’s going on, just talk to God.  Then after all these items, there is the peace of God that goes beyond what we think and feel.  This peace guards our hearts by filling us with the peace of God.

Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful about nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses every understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts by Christ Jesus.

God’s Word and Prayer

God’s Word is a Treasure to be Pursued and essential for Prayer

In Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;   18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints —

Wow, note the connection between the Word of God and prayer.  So the Word of God is really import to our prayer life.  More about that later.

The Bible is the Word of God.  Few things can change your life for the better than the time you spend studying God’s Word.  Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, said this of God’s wisdom, “13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.” Again in Proverbs 8:10-11 where wisdom personified is speaking, “Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold; For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.” Read those verses again!  God’s wisdom is a treasure.  Who doesn’t love the thought of going on a treasure hunt?  If we knew the location of some buried treasure, we would spare no effort to find it. If we had to miss a meal or two while we dig for treasure—no problem! Job felt that way, “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12b).  Job didn’t just say God’s Word was more important to him than food but more important than his necessary food. Think about it! The importance of God’s Word wasn’t lost on Jeremiah either, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart” (Jeremiah 15:16).