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Pray From The Heart

 

(1 Samuel 16:7) “The LORD told Samuel, ‘Don’t look at his appearance or his height, for I’ve rejected him. Truly, God does not see what man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart.’”

(1 Samuel 13:14) “but now your kingdom won’t be established. The LORD has sought for himself a man after his own heart, and the LORD has appointed him as Commander-in-Chief over his people because you didn’t obey that which the LORD commanded you.”

 

 


We get so easily attracted by the outer image of people that we forget to see how God sees us. When we see modern preachers, we look at the charisma, the beauty, expensive clothes, perfect hair and makeup, luxurious setup with bright lights and loud worship…etc. God does not care about these things, but what is in the heart of the person.

David was ignored and looked over as God’s chosen king, just because he was not tall and charming as his brothers. But God had heard David’s prayers from a heart of worship, many of which are what we worship with from the book of Psalms. That is why God calls him “a man after His own heart.”

When you pray, don’t try to imitate such preachers that use “expensive” words that only university students will understand. Explain things and pray at times as if you were trying to have an eight-year-old child imitate you. Don’t try to impress anyone with your prayers, but rather become a blessing as you bring your petitions and those of others before the Lord. Speak, pray, and ask from a broken heart of love and mercy. This is what brings joy to the Lord and these are the moments when God is moved to start to answer your prayers and fight your fights.

Remember that He knows what you are going to pray for before you do it, and there is nothing you can hide from Him. Therefore, be bold and pour out your whole heart when you pray, and don’t hold anything back that can make you bitter or resentful.

(“Don’t avoid prayer because you’re not articulate. God is not moved by vocabulary! He’s only moved by an open heart that ‘spills’ the burdens of the day across the altar, bearing every pain to the power of a God that can do whatever you have faith to believe Him for.” – Bob Gass)

 

 

If you still feel uncomfortable praying in public, learn to recite some of the prayers David did. Eventually, they will become part of your vocabulary.

 

 

Prayers

• Jesus, You are Beloved Son, Loving Son, Son of the Most High God.
• Thank You Father that nothing can be hidden from you and that you are not impressed by our outward appearance.
• Forgive us for trying to imitate others instead of imitating Jesus.
• Forgive us for trying to impress others with our prayers and preaching, instead of reaching out with simple words to those that need to understand and receive your truth.
• We ask that we will learn to pour out our hearts in prayer before You and that we will not hold anything back
• Teach us how to understand Your heart like David did so that we can ask and receive according to Your will.
• Teach us how to be like simple children who ask their loving Father for the things they want.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

1 Comment

  1. Deepa Daryanani
    21 August 2023 @ 10:24

    AMEN ! 🙏👍😊🙌!

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