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Get To The Point When Praying

 

(Matthew 6:6-8) “But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees from the hidden place will reward you. When you are praying, don’t say meaningless things like the gentiles do, because they think they will be heard by being so wordy. Don’t be like them, because your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

(John 16:23-24) “On that day, you will not ask me for anything. Truly, I tell all of you with certainty, whatever you ask the Father for in my name, he will give it to you. So far you haven’t asked for anything in my name. Keep asking and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.”

 

 

Politicians are known for giving long speeches without really saying anything. They answer questions in a way that doesn’t really give you an answer but actually leaves you wondering what the initial question was. No wonder, you can never trust what they say, as they are not fully honest and normally have something to hide or are afraid of saying the wrong thing. Many of us pray that way, and that is why we don’t get anything we are asking for.

God is very clear about this issue. He is not impressed or moved by our long prayers, big words, biblical verses recited, the volume of our prayer, or even making emphasis on certain words with clever poetic phrases. He knows what you need and what will bring joy to your life. You will not be graded by anyone on your prayer, men do that, but God doesn’t.

I´m not saying not to imitate others when they pray, as this is exactly what we are supposed to do with the prayers in the Bible… but make sure you are doing it to express your heart to God instead of trying to impress others. God will hear your heart and see if you are being honest. He wants you to get to the point and be honest with Him. Maybe that is why He asks us to go into our prayer closet.

All religions pray and even have books full of prayers for them to recite in their gatherings, but none of them have an intimate and personal relationship with God like we do through Christ. We are now children of God and can boldly ask. In that intimate time, we can confess our failures, our fears, and even our sinful desires. These are things you cannot easily confess in front of your church, pastor, or even your family.

These are the prayers that move God into action when you get to the point and He sees that you are not trying to sell Him something, but that you truly need Him and desire to please Him. Read King David’s prayer of repentance in Psalm 51 which he wrote after the prophet Nathan confronted David pointing out that David was hiding adultery and murder.

 

 

God already knows what you are going to ask for, so just get to the point and let your joy be complete as you start to receive what you are asking for.

 

 


Prayers

• Jesus, You are the glory of your people Israel, the Lord who sanctifies Israel, and the Judge of Israel.
• Thank You that Your will is to give us all the desires of our heart
• Thank You that whatever we ask in the name of Jesus, You will do for us.
• Forgive us for not being honest in our prayers and for trying to impress man.
• Forgive us for being like the gentiles who only repeat prayers out of tradition or as they have been taught.
• Teach us how to pray with honesty and to have the boldness to ask whatever we desire.
• We want to make our joy complete by receiving all that we ask for.
• Let our prayers be in accordance to Your Spirit, and be open as to a loving father.
• Teach us how to spend time in our prayer closet, where we can feel free to express all our fears, anxiety and faults.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

1 Comment

  1. Deepa Daryanani
    6 October 2023 @ 19:00

    AMEN AMEN !! What a Mighty GOD we serve .!! 👍😊🙏🙌👏💯

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