ENCOURAGEMENT TO PRAY
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
Then shall you call on Me, and you shall go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
And whatever you shall ask in My name, that will I do,
that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall
ask any thing in My name, I will do it.
Hear a just cause, O LORD, attend to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to Him.
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
Scripture About Helping Others
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and He will repay him for his deed.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Matthew 25:44 - 45
Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.