Prayer: What Does God Require?


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The object of prayer is to build a relationship with God as our heavenly Father. Jesus gave us a pattern for prayer. One of the great lessons and great works of prayer is forgiveness. We have to forgive others before we can be forgiven, for it doesn’t matter if it is our own sin or the sins of others against us, if we carry them before God and can’t let them go, he cannot forgive us. Our job is not to hold others accountable; that’s God’s job. Your own conscience will never be clear if you can’t get someone else’s sin out of your life by forgiving them.

Note: Prayer: What Does God Require? is also available in the Teach Me to Pray series.