Prayer – What is it, and how should we Pray ?

A  little bit of a back story. Growing up I prayed religious prayers, repetitive prayers with no substance or fire, and for years did not know that there was a different way to pray. One day I asked God, to teach me how to pray. Not only did he teach me, he also created me a WARRIOR, who now equips and trains others for battle. 

Foundational Scriptures

Matthew 6:9-13 Pattern of Prayer

This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,  your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Matthew 6:6 Close the door, go in secret

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.

James 1:6-7 Believe and not Doubt, doubt stops us from receiving

But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

1st Timothy 2: 1 – 2 pray for people, leaders, for peace and unity

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and Thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

I encourage you to check these scriptures out at your own time and pace.

Prayer is a conversation, that is prayed in varies forms of Communication.

Just as we are communicating with our loved ones, friends, we ought to communicate with our father – one who created us, no not our earthly father, the original creator – GOD

-we can pray in a form of Request; asking God for something

RequestThe act of asking someone something.

-in a form of Petition ; praying with a scripture based request

Petition – A formal written request.

-giving of thanks; giving thanks for all God has done for you.

Giving of thanksFeeling grateful and expressing thanks

-praise in a form of worship, or a song

Praise – to express approval, or admiration towards a thing, person or place

-in a form of intercession ; standing on behalf of someone else

Intercession – an act of interceding on behalf of another

On The GO

Let’s not make prayer complicated, lets keep it simple!

And when we pray

Lets not babble Matthew 6:7
Don’t be a hypocrite Matthew 6:14 Forgive others if you want God to forgive you.
Don’t pray to be seen Matthew 6: 5

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