4 Examples from the Bible to Encourage You to Pray:
1. Elijah – Prayer “avails much.” James 5:16-18. The keyword in this passage is AVAIL. We are not wasting our time in praying. Our prayers “avails much.” God said in Isaiah 45:19, “I did not say to the seed of Jacob, ‘Seek Me in Vain.’”
2. Moses – Moses intercedes and turns God’s wrath from the people. Our prayers can even change God's mind. Exodus 32:7-14
3. Hezekiah – God answered Hezekiah’s prayer and extended his life. Isaiah 38:1-5. God heard his prayer and seen his “tears.” God sees our tears when we pray. Let it be an encouragement to pray. Psalm 56:8.
4. An answered prayer during a prayer meeting – Peter freed from prison. Acts 12:1-16. God is in the process of answering while we pray. Let that be an encouragement to pray in the prayer meeting.