How Are You Praying?
Matthew chapter 6 is not your usual chapter. This is where Jesus spoke the parable on prayer and how to pray. I don’t know about you, but I listen closely too many in leadership, those who stand before the masses and offer up praise and thanksgiving to our Lord and Savior or so I thought it to be praise and thanksgiving. In my study of Gods word, I notice much about myself and how I approach God. I also notice more closely how others approach God. I am a major thinker. My head should have exploded years ago due to my ability to think and process, process and think. I have even been called mega brain. I evaluate but not judge others. Why? Because a parent such as our Father God deserves respect. He may not be our physical parent but He is our spiritual Parent. He is Lord of Lords. He is King of Kings. He is the great I Am, need I say more?
We Christians have fallen off the grid with the new wave Christianity. We have become lazy and inconsiderate in many ways and our prayers show it. Many have become so consumed with the negatives of the world, there is no praise and honor only begging and babbling, complaining and whining. Babbling. This brings me to my point on Prayer. Turn to your bible either a physical bible which I prefer or wireless to Matthew chapter 6 and read it. Now, read it again. Read it again. Repetition is good, let’s read that one more time, slowly.
I encourage you to take this prayer in daily and often. Lets get back to the basics. Let’s listen more to God and allow the Holy Spirit to guide. Take time to settle your thoughts and reduce the busyness you have allowed and also created, and spend quality time with God. Give Him your undivided attention. Speak to him with Grace and He will show you more mercy. Humble yourselves before the Lord. Go into your closet and pray like this:Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.