Prayer is not without its limits. God, in His infinite wisdom, designed prayer to accomplish certain things – not all things. As we study the Bible we find that there are some things that prayer will and will not do. It is our goal to see what the scriptures say on this matter so we can have a deeper understanding of prayer.
The Bible teaches that prayer is a great blessing that God gives his people, but there are some things that the Bible teaches can hinder our ability to pray unto God. As we study the scriptures we will find that there are some things that will cause God not to hear, and answer our prayers. If we allow these things in our life, they could place us in a position of being unable to pray for someone or ourselves in a time of need. It is very important, therefore, that we understand those things that can hinder our prayers.
How does God answer the prayers of His people? This is a question that raises our curiosity and gets our attention. There is only one place that we can turn to for the answer to this question, and that is God’s word. Through a careful study of the word of God we can get a general sense of how God answers prayer.
Prayer is one of the greatest privileges, and most powerful means available to a child of God. In fact, prayer is the closest that a Christian can get to God while on this side of eternity. In this study, we will examine what the Bible teaches about prayer.
Not long after Moses had lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, God required Him to collect an offering of gold, silver, and other precious materials from the people in order to build the tabernacle. The Israelites had been slaves in the land of Egypt for some four hundred years, how did they have all of those precious materials to contribute to the building of the tabernacle? Modern estimates place the value of the tabernacle well over a billion dollars in today's money.
Pharaoh tried on several occasions to get Moses to make compromises. After the last attempt, Moses told Pharaoh that Israel was taking all that they had with them because they did not know what they might need to serve God. Moses was going to make sure that he and the children of Israel were prepared to serve God no matter what the circumstances were.
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