HOW TO PRAY!
We all have the ability to speak directly to the creator of the universe. Listen to what Jesus has to say about how to do it.
Matthew 6:5-8 (NIV)
5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him."
> Is there a wrong and a right way to pray?
> Do you pray the way that Jesus has instructed you to?
> What is a hypocrite, and are you one?
> Do you mean the words that you pray?
> If God already knows our request, why should we pray?
> Some people mock God by praying for show to appear “Holy”, however, God knows their hearts and He will not be mocked.
> When you pray to God, Affirm Him, Confess to Him, Thank Him and ask of Him (Supplication) A.C.T.S..
> If you say one thing with your mouth, but your actions and beliefs aren’t in line with what you have said, then you’re a hypocrite.
> Don’t waste your time babbling to talking just to fill up time. God knows your heart, so pour it out to him.
> God wants you to bring your request to him. He does not want you to attempt to go through this life without him. You will be tested.
> If you aren’t praying to God, REPENT! and ask for forgiveness.
> The Lord’s Prayer is the Blue Print for your prayer life. It is up to you to start building. REPENT!
> If you outwardly pray/display just to seek applause from the world, you will get your worldly reward, and that’s all you'll receive. REPENT!
> You get to speak directly with the creator of the Universe. Don’t put limits on what you can talk to him about. REPENT!
> We have the ability to speak directly to the creator of the universe and He hears our prayer.
> Jesus knew that the men that He was leading recognized that Jesus' prayers were more mature than theirs were, so He took the time to help them to grow in their walk with God.
> We have a father in heaven that wants us to come to Him and give thanks for all that He's done for us.