The biblical prayers in the New Testament are a rich source of language for prayer.
This post is part of the Series "Practical Tools to Grow in Prayer"
The New Testament makes a bold prediction related to unity – God will have a unified people from every tribe and tongue who are one and yet retain their diversity. This seems like an impossible prediction, but the Bible predicts it, the gospel makes it possible, and it is part of God’s plan to advance the gospel.
The Bible is filled with prayers and songs of sorrow and pain. These are often referred to as songs of lament. Even Jesus offers up His own lament during His crucifixion. Biblical authors express their grief to God in very different terms than we need to and for this reason it’s important to understand the biblical approach to lament. The Bible models an expression of grief to God that reveals quite a bit both about who God is and about how He wants to relate to us.
Anyone who wants to intentionally develop their prayer life will face discouragement. One of the most significant keys to growing in prayer is be recognizing what the Bible says about the effect of our prayer. The scene in Revelation 8 is an excellent example of just how powerful our prayers are regardless of what we may feel in the moment.