Drawing Near to God | Knowing God through Prayer

“Drawing Near to God” Part 6 “Knowing God through Prayer” 

I Thess. 5:17 – NLT

James 4:8 – NLT

Three types of prayers:

1. Communion & Thanksgiving (Eph. 5:20, 1 John 1:3)

2. Petition (I John 5:15, John 15:8)

3. Intercession (I Tim. 2:1)

*Prayer is communicating with God

Heb. 4:16- NLT

*Our view of God greatly affects the way we approach God

Mat. 6:6-15 – NLT

Heb. 11:6 – NLT

Six ways to pray:

1. Pray privately (vs. 6)

2. Take time for Thanksgiving and Praise (Vs.9)

3. Make surrender and seek direction (Vs. 10)

4. Request Provision (Vs.11)

5. Seek forgiveness (Vs. 12)

6. Seek Wisdom and Protection (Vs.13)

*Drawing Close to God and connecting to Christ can only come through daily prayer