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12:09 PM   [15 Mar 2012 | Thursday]

PRAYER: WHAT IS AND HOW TO !!!

There are many people that believe that one should never pray for things for themselves. They also believe that we should always pray for other people and that is fine, but those other people can pray for themselves… Certainly our prayers should contain our concerns for others, but when we come to God, it becomes a one on One situation, and we should speak about all of our own concerns and issues.

When we go to services and repeat the prepared “prayers”, this is more a sense of praise  than it is praying. But true praying is talking to God directly, just He and you, and in a very quiet place and remember to pray within our minds and not openly speaking  the words. The reason for this is that when we talk with God, we reveal our concerns and weaknesses, and Satan is there listening and will use that information against us. Satan cannot read our minds, but God can. Of course, there are some times when we want Satan to hear us, and at those times, speak openly !!!

But, what is a prayer and how do we do it ? A prayer is nothing more than a conversation with God about things that are our concerns or desires, and there is nothing that you cannot discuss with God. He knows it all anyway !!! So, if He knows it, then why pray ? We pray because we are showing our recognition of His power and demonstrating our respect and subjection to Him…In addition to that, we also should recognize that any information that we get from Him, or any material object that we get or do not get, is always right. God is never wrong !!!

As we speak to God, it is not necessary to use flowery words and phrases that we would never say to anyone else, He has heard it all before, we should talk with Him just as we talk to our best friend, because He is our best friend. If you are angry with God for whatever reason, that is fine. Let Him know of your feelings but never forget to whom you are speaking. We will never win that argument though. The problem is that we are always wrong if we have these feelings, but we are human after all. And, as we become more comfortable talking with God, we begin to notice different things about our conversations. We begin to see our human side and how we try to manipulate and fool God just as we do with people. Or we may begin to see other sides of ourselves that we did not know we are like this way or that way… After we realize that we cannot fool God or manipulate Him, things begin to change in our relationship with Him and with all others, and it is always for the better…

If we are true Christians, God will always hear our prayers to Him. And, He will always answer our prayers. We may not like the answer, but remember it is always correct for us. Praying for others is a noble gesture and we should always be concerned for our brothers and sisters, but praying is speaking with God about our issues and asking for His help because we are not capable of solving almost any of our problems by ourselves…. As a child of God, we know that our prayers will be answered, but we do not know when that answer will come. Delay is not denial but it will come when He decides that it is best for us whether the answer be yes or no.  God loves His children and will give them all that they need, but He is not our own personal wizard. If you expect to get the correct numbers for the lottery, that probably will not happen. So, as we talk with God, speak to him with truth and sincerity and do not try to impress Him with eloquent rhetoric, He knows who you
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SRCrosby | Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:03

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one of my fav posts of yours so far


 
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