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The Pattern of Prayer

Jim’s recent post spoke of reflecting on the pattern of your life. One pattern that is consistently linked to a life of faith and successful living is the pattern of prayer.

I believe in prayer. I just have such a hard time doing it. Prayer isn’t as intimidating as we think, but like any­ thing worthwhile, it takes effort. There’s so much to be accomplished, and prayer is your source of help. James 5:16 reminds us that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Let’s follow in the foot­steps of so many Bible heroes. When Solomon prayed, God made Him the wisest man ever. Elijah prayed, and God sent rain and fire. Daniel prayed, and God locked the lions’ jaws.

Take heart – the fervent prayer of the righteous accomplishes much! Make Ephesians 6:18 the goal: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance.”

A Prayer to Pray: “Lord, I believe in the effectiveness of prayer. I am grateful that You listen when I lift up my needs, dreams, and praises. Right now I commit myself to the practice of prayer with renewed conviction.”

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Read The Pattern of Prayer on Elizabeth & Jim George.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

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