Prayer is like a dance. A beautiful, passionate, close dance between the leading husband and responsive wife. As you spend time with God, talking and listening to each other, you will experience a life of answered prayer. Jesus said, "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you" (John 15:7). And God is not a stiff dance partner; He responds to His children’s needs and wants. Watch how He responded to Abraham when God told him He was going to judge the city his nephew was living in. Abraham started with 50 people and begged God down to sparing the city if He found just 5 good people living there. And God agreed. Abraham and God were friends, so God honored Abraham’s request. God wants to do the same for you. He considers you His friend and wants to gain closeness with you and answer your prayers.
The key to the dance is faith. Think of it this way: If you were 100% sure that God would listen and respond when you prayed, how would that change how much you pray? Hebrews 4:16 says, "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." How do you get that kind of confidence? You just have to start. Think of a kid who is learning how to ride a bike. At first, it seems so scary, and he can't imagine being like the big kids who ride around with ease. But he starts with training wheels, and, with practice, gains confidence to ride like a pro. It's the same with God. As you begin to pour out your heart to Him and watch Him respond, you will see His great love for you and be convinced that He really does answer your prayers. Take a step of faith today and spend some time in prayer with God, letting Him know your feelings and asking for His help. Let this section help you gain closeness with God and see Him answer countless prayers.Section 4: Bible