Saturday, September 12, 2009

Prayer, Praise and Worship. Part Two

The truth here within could offend certain Christians

Is There An Exact Method To Prayer?

I know. What about the Lord’s Prayer found in Matthew 6 and Luke 11? Well, my answer to that is found in Matthew chapter 6:9. The disciples came and ask Y'shua to teach them how to pray. Y'shua responded.

“After this manner
therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.”

“After this manner…” Otherwise, here is an example of what a prayer is like. He did not tell them to recite this prayer, word for word, every time. Remember, prayer is talking with G-d, not just saying words into the air.

Think about it. What would happen if, every morning, you came down to breakfast with your wife or husband and said the exact same words day in and day out. He or she would either sign you up for some therapy or start phasing you out. G-d does the same thing, because your heart is not in it.

Don't ramble on and on as fast as you can, filling every space with father-god or something to that effect or with a tone of voice like you're making a speech. Don't use packaged prayers. Don't use formulas such as A.C.T.S. It's ok to include elements of these, if they're from your heart. Honestly, how would you feel about the sincerity of your significant other if he or she constantly refered to a formula to ensure they included certain things about their feelings towards you.

In other words, just talk to G-d the way you talk to your best friend. G-d is the best friend you could ever have. When your done, sit back, relax and let him talk to you. Open you heart, mind and spirit to him. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the results.

Now, chances are, you are not going to hear an audible voice, not to say that it is not possible. G-d can and will communicate with you anyway he deems fit. Anyway, you will receive a message from G-d every time. G-d answers prayers.


  1. "Father Help"!

    And HE does.......

    For only HE knows what we truly need.......

  2. Shalom Elder Child,

    "For only HE knows what we truly need......."

    So true. When we don't know what to say, we let the Spirit utter for us.

    "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."

  3. The prayer of The Messiah and His Brethren:

    "Father, not my will, But THY Will Be Done"!