How to Pray

On this National Day of Prayer, I thought it only appropriate to write on…

How to Pray
1 Kings 8:54 And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.
Daniel 9:3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
Matthew 6:7-13 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. ‘This, then, is how you should pray:

            “Our Father who art in heaven,
            hallowed be thy name,
            Thy kingdom come,
            Thy will be done
            on earth as it is in heaven.
            Give us today our daily bread.
            Forgive us our debts,
            as we also have forgiven our debtors.
            And lead us not into temptation,
            but deliver us from the evil one.”

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

One Reply to “How to Pray”

  1. We should also pray on every occasion and in every way we know how. Ephesians 6:18 “Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere.”
    “How do we pray “at all times” as the bible instructs? With an attitude of thanksgiving and total dependence on God as we go about our everyday lives, turning our thoughts toward Him in the midst of doing all the things we have to do and listening for his voice in every situation.” ~Joyce Meyer; “Hearing From God Everyday” Devotional book
    When we pray we open up the communication line between us and God in the same way we pick up the phone to call our friend. GOD NEVER HANGS UP. He’s always on the other end of the line waiting for us to “tune in” to the conversation. We also have to remember that the phone line isn’t a one way road of communication; it isn’t just so we can talk to God. We need to be quiet and listen to Him for our answers and not so quick to place the “receiver down” putting Him on hold or even to just “hang up” before we give Him time to speak to us.

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