PRAYING

Praying

Praying is a form of communication, but unlike what people think or believe, simplicity is the best approach, as long as it is heartfelt.  IF a prayer is heartfelt GOD listens.  

It is easier for a poor person to pray because they don’t know how to impress, therefore any words they choose to use in their communication with GOD would be heartfelt, filled with humility.

It is difficult for a rich person to pray because they worry about, if the choice of words are appropriate.   

I’ll tell you, I had a teacher once who taught me that the best prayer, is thanking GOD for your life, trials and tribulations.  The reason being is that it is complete, honest and simple.   You can always say the Our Father as well, it too, is a complete prayer.  

Formal prayer is more “ritual” in manner, complicated and difficult to know what is being asked.   

Make your prayers simple, from the heart, and with clear intent.

Solomon is praying to GOD
2Chronicles 6:32  When foreigners who live in a distant land hear how great and powerful you are and how you are always ready to act, and then they come to pray at this temple.  
33 listen to their prayers in heaven, where you live, hear them and do what they ask you to do, so  that all the peoples in the world may know and obey you, as your people Israel do.

GOD is speaking to Solomon
2 Chronicles 7:14  if they pray to me and repent and turn from their evil they have been doing, then I will hear them in heaven, forgive their sins, and make their land prosperous.

GOD is speaking about people who are disobedient
Jeremiah 7: 16  The LORD said, Jeremiah do not pray for these people. Do not cry or pray on their behalf; do not plead with me, for I will not listen to you.  

Matthew 6:5-7,9   When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites! They love to stand up and pray in the houses of worship and on the street corners, so that everyone will see them.  I assure you, they have already been pain in full.
6 But when you pray, go to your room close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  And your Father who sees what you do in private, will reward you.  
7 When you pray do not use a lot of meaningless words, as the pagans do who think that their gods will hear them because their prayers are long
9  This then is how you should pray
Our Father in heaven
May your Holy name be honored
10 may your Kingdome come
may your will be done on
earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today the food we need
12 Forgive us the wrongs we have done,
as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us.
13 Do not bring us to hard testing,
but keep us safe from the Evil one.  

Mark 11:24-25 For this reason I tell you: When you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it, and you will be given
whatever you ask for.
25 And when you stand and pray, forgive anything you may have against anyone, so that your Father in heaven will forgive the wrongs you have done.

1Thessalonians 5:17-18
pray at all times,
18 be thankful in all circumstances.  This is what GOD wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus.

James 5:16  so then confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you will be healed. The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect.  

Romans 8:26-30
26 In the same way the Spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spirit himself pleads with GOD for us in groans that words cannot express.
27 And GOD, who sees into our hearts, knows that what the thought
of the Spirit is; because the Spirit pleads with GOD on behalf of HIS people and in accordance with HIS will.
28 We know that in all things GOD works for good with those who love HIM., those whom HE has called according to HIS purpose.
29 Those whom GOD had already chosen HE also set apart to become like HIS Son would be the first among many believers.
30 And so those whom GOD set apart HE called; and those HE called, He put right with HIMSELF, and HE shared HIS glory with them.

May GOD guide your daily footsteps.  

 

shai shai
56-60
4 Responses May 2, 2009

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Thank You braxtonag, don't forget to Thank GOD.

Hi Jess 1237 nice to meet you. <br />
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You are correct, I am home already. I am a helping hand, and in this writing regarding prayer, all I'm showing is that Prayer does not have to be complicated and formal, or use collegiate words. GOD prefers simplicity and from the heart.<br />
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All believers have struggles Jess, as long as we live in the earth time, we are imperfect, and have things to work on every day in life. The Disciples had struggles. What GOD is concerned about is the major things in life, drugs, drinking, idolatry, slandering HIS HOLY Name,etc. Issues that go against HIS Teachings. <br />
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Perhaps what you may need to work on is self discipline, commitment and determination. All 3 gives us strength, and courage. These things can be asked of GOD in prayer. <br />
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I wrote a writing regarding Surrendering Process Jess that you might want to read.

hello there, theres a bit of confusion with what i find your saying.. THis is a sit for people with a confusion of who they are, and you feel at home already with the lord? So, is your point here, you feel you need some extra guidance, or you want to be a helping hand to others and show them how god just wants to lay his hand on us and perform miracles unimaginable! <br />
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As a truth i know from my life experiences, i guess i probably dont always have the best possible ways of knowing where my life track will lead me. And yeah, i guess i fall at times and i feel everything comes to an end, even if god is always there to speak to. Because god works his way through us, he talks to us.... and possible if we dont recognise his love deep enough or could be other reasons just to know life alwayz has its rope and we just need to believe to overcome what conques our heart the most.<br />
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Im am a believer, but i reckon i do struggle alot and find it difficult to find out who i am sometimes or what i can be capable of... <br />
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well, get back if your interested on hearing more, im new and i just registered today.. So there we go.