HOW TO PRAY
Prayer, simply put, is conversation with God. Having said that, shouldn’t we be doing it in a way that pleases Him? We should learn how to talk with Him, and share our concerns, fears, desires, troubles, pleas, and our every thought. We should pray to God freely.
The Bible says a lot about prayer, including Jesus’ words on how to pray. His model, The Lord’s Prayer is found in Matthew 6:9-13.
It reads: 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be thy name, 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” How powerful are those words!
“We want God to hear sincerity in our prayer, not vanity. As we pray, let’s stay steadfastly humble before the Lord. Fortunately, God extends mercy to everyone who comes to Him in repentance.” Bottom line: God is concerned with the heart of a person. So next time you go to God in prayer, ask yourself, am I humble or proud? Either way, it’s a chance to get right with Him.”
It is important for us to pray; incessantly at that.
However we do it - on our knees, in the car, in the shower, standing, sitting ... It doesn't matter. What matters is that we go to God in prayer. We can never pray enough. Never!
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