This is something every Christian should learn to do correctly.
Jesus taught the disciples to begin with God and acknowledge how great He is. He began teaching them what’s important and what’s not important when it comes to prayer. He acknowledged how great God is by beginning with:
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name,”
The next principle of prayer……aligning your will with God’s will.
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”
Jesus’ final statements in His model prayer have to do with acknowledging our dependence on God for provisions, forgiveness, and safety. These next verses compose what we commonly refer to as the “Lord’s Prayer.” He was offering these words as an example of how to pray and what to pray for. One of the places He offered these words that are recorded in Matthew 6:6-15:
Matthew 6:6-15 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
If you are not already doing so, I want to encourage you to find a private place to which you can escape to spend some intimate time with your Father. Let Him know that you realize how great He is and spend whatever time it takes to align your will with His, then talk to Him about the needs that you have and your dependence on Him to provide those things for you. When you pray, go into your private place, close the door and pray to your Father who cannot be seen. Then you’re Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
When you pray, don’t babble. Get straight to the point. For you will not be heard because of your many words. Consider that Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
It is known that Jesus didn’t always go to the same place and close a door behind Him when He prayed, but He did consistently find private places to spend time in intimate prayer with His Father. When you pray like Jesus taught us to pray, it will change your routine prayer life into one that provides intimacy, fulfillment and direction in your life.
To live as children of light one must discern what pleases the Lord (cf. 2 Cor. 5:9; Col. 1:10).
Numbers 6:24-26 24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, hallowed is Thy Name. I praise You for Your son and the Holy Spirit. I pray for those who read this article in hopes that they will understand Your word and how important it is to learn to communicate with You. Bless those who have read this writing for they are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His Glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,