8603 prayer, as a relationship with God

8603 prayer, as a relationship with God

Prayer is based on God’s love for believers. Through his grace, he gives them things which they do not deserve, while through his mercy he shields them from those things which they do deserve.

God’s children can turn to their Father in prayer

Under the old covenant Isa 64:8-9 See also Ps 103:13-14; Isa 63:16

Under the new covenant Mt 6:9-13 pp Lk 11:2-4 See also Mt 6:6; Mt 7:7-11 pp Lk 11:9-13; Ro 8:15; Gal 4:6

Jesus Christ’s prayer life with his Father Mk 14:36 pp Mt 26:39 pp Mt 26:42 pp Lk 22:42 See also Jn 17:1-26

It is possible to approach God in prayer because of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice

Heb 10:19-22 See also Eph 3:12; Heb 7:15-19

Prayer reflects a longing after God

Ps 42:1-2; Jer 29:12-13 See also Ps 130:5-6; Ps 145:18-19; Pr 8:17; Isa 26:9; Isa 33:2; La 3:25

See also

1040God, fatherhood
6606access to God
8122friendship with God
8135knowing God
8656longing for God