Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2016

Listen to the words we find in Philippians 4:6, “… by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

What is prayer and supplication? Merely talking to God and pouring everything out to Him.

Colossians 4:2 instructs us to, “continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving…”
Colossians 2:7 explains, “Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
The believer’s life is to be a constant overflowing of thanksgiving for all of God’s daily benefits to him, even as we follow the example set by the Master Himself in Hebrews 5:7, “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared…”
It truly is amazing that our infinite God – the Creator of this universe and our Maker – would stoop to hear His children’s pleas, and yet we know that He does.
1 Peter 3:12 says, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”

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