God's people are blessed with the gift, and responsibility, of prayer. One of the most talked about subjects in the Bible, prayer is mentioned in practically every book of the Old and New Testaments. Though He does give us many direct lessons and cautions on prayer, the Lord has also provided wonderful examples of it for us to see.
Looking at prayers in Scripture serves several purposes for us. First, they inspire us with their beauty and power. The language and emotions that pour out of them can stir our spirits. Prayers from the Bible teach us as well: that one submitted heart can move God to work in a situation, and that every believer's unique voice is meant to be heard.
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