PATTERN OF PRAYER
Are you the first one to call up all of your friends, and tell them about your troubles?
The minute that you disagree with your spouse, who is the first one on the list, to get the news?
Prayer is communication with the FATHER. A simple conversation, no fancy words, just simple words, with a transparent heart, and a humble spirit.
Our FATHER desires to commune with us. He desires to spend time with us, and talk to him about our struggles.
When I talk to GOD I see him as;
My Friend who is there to lift me up, when I am down.
My Counselor who is there to guide me, when my world is falling apart.
My FATHER who genuinely cares for me, and listens to my every cry.
My Shepherd who feeds me, and cares for me, and leads me along the way.
My WARRIOR who stands forth on my behalf, and destroys all of my enemies.
My INTERCESSOR who stands in the gap for me.
My comforter constantly watching over me shielding me keeping me.
As a mom, I remember every cry, and saw every tear, that my babies shed, and spilled in fear. I would be right there, to wipe their tears away, and hush their every cry. I would bend down on my knees, and lift up their head up-high. I would tell them how much I love them, and how much I care…
HOW MUCH MORE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER?
The guide to PRAYER is found in MATHEW 6:9-13
OUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN
RECOGNIZE WHO GOD IS, AND WHERE HE RESIDES, ALSO REALIZE THE POWER HE HOLDS IN HIS HAND. GOD IS OUR FATHER, AND WE ARE HIS CHILDREN. WHEN WE COME TO OUR FATHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AS THE FATHER OF OUR LIFE, WHO PROTECTS US, GUIDES US, AND PROVIDES FOR US. HE IS A GOOD GOOD FATHER, AND GIVES GOOD GIFTS TO HIS CHILDREN.
HOLY BE YOUR NAME
HALLOWED IS ANOTHER WORD FOR “HOLY”, DO YOU MAGNIFY HIS NAME, DO YOU LIFT UP HIS NAME, OR ARE YOU COMING TO HIM WITH PROBLEMS? GO AHEAD AND MAGNIFY HIS NAME, AND TELL HIM HOW WONDERFUL HE IS IN YOUR LIFE.
YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
WE AS INTERCESSORS OF CHRIST, MUST PRAY FORTH HIS WILL. HIS WILL, IS FOR HIS KINGDOM TO APPEAR IN ALL IT’S GLORY. THERE IS A HEAVENLY KINGDOM THAT IS ALREADY IN THE MIDST, AND WE MUST PRAY FORTH THE KINGDOM TO MANIFEST IN THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE, ON THIS EARTH, THROUGH HIS EARTHLY VESSELS.
GIVE US OUR DAILY BREAD
STOP ASKING FOR A CAR, A NEW HOUSE, BRAND NEW CLOTHES, ASK FOR DAILY BREAD, THAT WHICH IS NEEDED, FOR A DAY. HE WILL PROVIDE ALL OF YOUR NEEDS, ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES, AND HIS GLORY. STOP STRESSING SO MUCH, JUST GIVE IT TO GOD! IF GOD PROVIDES FOR THE BIRDS, AND CLOTHES LILIES IN THE FIELD, WHAT IS MEN?
AND FORGIVE US, AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS
WHO ARE OUR DEBTORS? THOSE WHO OWE US, OR WE FEEL, THEY OWE US. WE MUST FORGIVE OUR OFFENDERS, AND OUR LENDERS, IF WE EXPECT GOD TO FORGIVE US. WE MUST COVER OUR OFFENDERS, WITH GRACE, SO GOD CAN COVER US WITH GRACE. WE MUST EXTEND THE HAND OF MERCY, AND FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS, AS HE FORGIVES OUR DEBTS. ALL OF OUR DEBTS ARE PAID ON THE CROSS, 2000 YEARS AGO, WE MUST ALSO FORGIVE. RIGHT NOW THINK OF ANYONE WHO HAS DONE YOU WRONG, AND IN YOUR HEART FORGIVE THEM, THAT IS THE FIRST STEP TO RECEIVING FORGIVENESS FROM GOD.
AND LEAD NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE
PRAY THAT GOD DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE, SOMETIMES IT’S OUR OWN FLESH, AND OTHER TIMES IT’S THE DEVIL, NEVERTHELESS, PRAY THAT GOD DELIVERS US FROM THE TEMPTATIONS, AND EVIL DESIRES OF OUR FLESH. PRAY THAT GOD MAKES A WAY, AND COVERS US, WHEN TEMPTATIONS COME.
FOR YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, FOREVER AND EVER
REALIZE THAT YOU ARE NOT THE KING OF GOD’S CASTLE, AND THAT HE IS OVER YOU. HE SETS UP KINGS, AND HE REMOVES THEM. NOTHING ON THIS EARTH LAST FOREVER, HIS KINGDOM LAST FOREVER. YOU MUST WALK IN HUMILITY BEFORE THE KING WHO RULES YOUR CASTLE. ACKNOWLEDGE HIS PLACE IN YOUR HEART, AND GIVE HIM AUTHORITY TO RULE IN YOUR HEART.
THE PROMISES OF GOD ARE YES AND AMEN
OPEN YOUR HEART, AND JUST TALK TO HIM!
WHEN YOU PRAY THIS PLAYER, SEAL YOUR PRAYER WITH AMEN, AS AN AGREEMENT TO THE PROMISES OF GOD, AND WHAT YOU HAVE JUST DECLARED into the atmosphere.
WE OVER EXAGGERATE SOMETIMES, AND MAKE IT SO COMPLICATED, WHEN IT ISN’T SUPPOSED TO BE!