How to pray — 1 Thess. 3:11–13
“Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.” ~1 Thessalonians 3:11–13
See the three things Paul prays for here?
We can learn a lot about prayer by reading the prayers in the Bible. Paul here prays for three things.
Direct Our Way
When we pray that God would direct our way, it helps us to turn over our will to His. We want to live our lives the way He wants us to live.
Increase in Love
Ever tried really hard to love someone, but keep failing? We can’t do it alone…we need to pray that God helps us to love….that we abound in love.
Establish you in holiness
We don’t want to live holy lives to look good to ourselves or others….but because it’s part of God’s plan for us. We can’t do it alone though!
Pray it out!