The Conversation of PRAYER
HOW TO PRAY
People often feel overwhelmed when it comes to prayer wondering what to say or pray for. However, there is no formula to prayer. Prayer is simply conversation with God.
As we become more comfortable, we find it easier to speak to God from the depths of our hearts. This ‘dailiness’ of talking to God can often be consumed with our personal world, but it may also touch on the needs of our larger world – for healing, salvation and justice.
In ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ (Matthew 6) Jesus taught us how to pray, providing a good example for anyone who is starting to build the habit of talking to God daily. It begins with the earnest request that Heaven be established on earth, according to God’s will.
During this season, as we pray for God to move miraculously as He has done in the great revivals of history, let us determine to make Jesus’ example of prayer our ‘true north’- that our prayers reflect heaven’s priorities, and that we might be ever submitted to our Father’s will.
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 6:9-13 (NIV)