The Skinny on Prayer

How do you pray?

Many times we treat praying to God like a little kid plays with a toy.  A kid will play with a certain toy for a while and then lay it down until they feel like playing with it again or they have time to play with it. We may just pray in the morning during our quite time, or pray before we eat a meal, or pray before we go to sleep. Many people only pray on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday nights at church. The Bible tells us that we are to “pray without ceasing/stopping” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is one of the most important and powerful tools that a Christian has been given. Prayer is a direct connection to the creator of the universe! While Jesus was here on earth, He prayed continually to Our Father in heaven. Prayer is how we defeat the enemy! We need to be prayer warriors. Pray in confidence and know that God is able. Trust His timing! God will truly bless those that pray continually.

In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus directs they way that we are to pray:

9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The video below, by The Skit Guys, illustrates how we can use the prayer model that Jesus gave us in Matthew 6 to communicate will God every moment of every day.

Prayer is our way to communicate with God, but as Christians we often treat prayer as something to be checked off a list and we miss the part where we are building our relationship with the Creator of the universe.

Also, read “God Chisel Me

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