Monday, September 3, 2012

PRAYER

Its been few days since GOD had put this word in my heart to write. It took all this time to get this on draft. Distraction,..busyness of the daily life,..got ruminant of  past, its poignant reminders, some kind of sudden hopelessness of this life filled me to the point that I was alarmed in spirit that I should get this online as soon as possible.

The word as you know is PRAYER.

Lets see…

HOW?

Jesus Christ in the book of  Matthew 6:5–15 has already given a prayer template.

Would this small passage be just enough? Really…???
Actually YES! All it has to be is “heartfelt”. That’s the key – “Heart Felt”. The same prayer can be made to the King of Kings, Lord of Lords petitioning with bitter tears oozing out of a broken heart, yearning for his grace and mercy, pleading for forgiveness and comfort
OR
 the prayer can be done rejoicing his love and wonders of his amazing grace, exalting his majesty in a thankful tone.
OR
Stoic..,? drained out? still keep the prayer in the lip…at the least. It helps. God is awake and he listens.

HOW OFTEN?

Do you know our Muslim brothers sisters by law need to pray to GOD  5 times. FIVE TIMES! And they are thankful its FIVE times. The legend says if its not for MOSES (Prophet Musa), it would be Fifty Five times.


Do you know Judaism ask for 3 time prayers? Old testament talks about praying Three times in the Book of Daniel and Psalms.

Daniel 6:10 (NIV), “Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before
Psalm 55:17 ‘Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.”
How many times we pray? Once in the morning?
Let me be honest, I hardly made a good one prayer in the morning. But then I changed I made it a point to make a prayer in the morning and one in the night along with Bible reading. I see a big difference.
However I have noticed most of my Catholic friends praying “GRACE” before their meals. Muslims have this too.
In general I guess we need to make sure we make atleast 2 – 3 prayers a day. With morning prayer Surrendering the day to GOD, Thanking GOD during the course of the day and Thanks giving prayer before bed.
Don’t forget the wear the ARMOR OF GOD as you make your morning prayer.

PRAYER FORMAT:

 Matthew 6:
9 Pray then like this:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.


11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

As you see Jesus teaches us to seek and pray for GOD’s kingdom in the first half and later talks about OUR needs.

WHO NEEDS PRAYERS?

Prayer is not meant only for needy Christians. It is meant for every Christian and it is needed every day. That’s why Jesus said in Mathew 6: 5 “And when you pray” not If you pray.
Prayer is the communication, conversation between you and GOD. A Family, A Corporation, A School/University, A Friendship excels only with better communication. For our better spiritual enlightenment and blessed life PRAYER is the only remedy. C’mon, Lets keep it going!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Leave your comments, reflections, thoughts. May GOD bless you!

There was an error in this gadget