Prayer is mentioned 279 times in the New Testament. Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. He is the only way we have access to the Father. We have received the righteousness of God in Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21), and, as the Father’s beloved, we can come before Him unhindered in our requests. We pray for our pastor, Bill Snow.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers.
—1 Peter 3:12
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.
And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
—1 John 5:15
And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.
And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.
Praise you, Jesus. We believe.