8603 prayer, as a relationship with God
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Prayer is based on God's love for believers. Through his grace, he gives them things which they do not deserve, while through his mercy he shields them from those things which they do deserve.

God's children can turn to their Father in prayer

Under the old covenant

Isaiah 64:8-9 See also Psalm 103:13-14; Isaiah 63:16

Under the new covenant

Matthew 6:9-13 pp Luke 11:2-4 See also Matthew 6:6; Matthew 7:7-11 pp Luke 11:9-13; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6

Jesus Christ's prayer life with his Father

Mark 14:36 pp Matthew 26:39 pp Matthew 26:42 pp Luke 22:42 See also John 17:1-26

It is possible to approach God in prayer because of Jesus Christ's sacrifice

Hebrews 10:19-22 See also Ephesians 3:12; Hebrews 7:15-19

Prayer reflects a longing after God

Psalm 42:1-2; Jeremiah 29:12-13 See also Psalm 130:5-6; Psalm 145:18-19; Proverbs 8:17; Isaiah 26:9; Isaiah 33:2; Lamentations 3:25

See also

1040  God, fatherhood
1250  Abba
6606  access to God
8122  friendship with God
8135  knowing God
8656  longing for God

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