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Over the next 8-10 post we are going to examine the following verse out of Matthew 6:5-13. It is very interesting how just breaking these verses down to get a better understanding how to pray to our Father in heaven.  I’m going to talk about the first part tonight, and hopefully over the next few weeks we can get through the entire verse. Let’s start of with a quick prayer let’s us dive into the Word.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We come before you humbly knowing that you are so wonderful and amazing to us, for you created who we are and given us the ability to know more about who you are.  Tonight we ask that you open our hearts and mind to receive what your will is for these verses tonight, let it just be embedded so deep into our hearts that we will just fully fall in love with praying with you.  Provide comfort to all who read this, and bring life as you brought us life to those who don’t know you, we love you Father, and believe all these thing in your son Jesus who died on the Cross for us. Amen

Let Us Read

 

The Model Prayer

5“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

8“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

9In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

When I was younger I really didn’t understand how to pray. I would pray for things like to be able to do the energy blast from Dragon Ball Z cartoon, to fly, to get a million dollars, to have such and such as a girl friend, to go to the moon. Then as I go older I would repeat the Lord’s Prayer over and over as my prayers at night not knowing what it meant. The older I got the more selfish my prayers begin to get, making it like I wanna list to God.  Not realizing I was communicating to our Heavenly Father so wrongly.  Until one day someone begin to sit down to show me how I should pray.

Like many of you there are times you may pray God please send me this superstar as my spouse, or OH LORD!!! Please let me hit the powerball and I will give you soooo much money. How about praying for healing for a love one who is on the verge of death. Praying using very prolific vocabulary that leaves individuals scratching their craniums in sheer confusion. Praying the same prayer each night that another family member can quote the items you pray for each night.
We see in verse 5 and 6 that Christ is speaking to a large crowd to how to pray to His Father.  He expresses things to avoid and reveals a little secret to how reap the benefits of praying.  Don’t get me wrong praying in public is great, but Christ is showing us here that we as believer benefit from praying in secret away from everyone else to be rewarded with the relationship with His Father.  No being boastful and seeing how many people will praise us for using such elegant words to move a crowd and making us think we have to pray that way.  You and I just have to simply have to go a private area and be alone with our Father in heaven. When we get to our private area and begin to speak to God, Jesus tells us not to use prays that continually repeat and are the same from night to night in nature. God tells us He knows our request before we even pray for them.

 

I know you are probably thinking then what am I suppose to pray about if God know what I am going to pray for.  That is a very good question, I have asked myself that question many many times also, until I was given a revelation to understand the meaning behind. In which we will find out in the latter post, but let us focus on getting into the habit of getting alone and praying with our Creator and seeking Him Privately to truly grow our relationship with Christ.

 

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for showing us that getting into the private areas to seek you and grow with you instead of our in public.  Show us how true this is, allow us to experience you in a mighty way in our private time with you as we continue this short study on how to pray. We love you and thank you and ask all these things through your son Jesus. Amen

 

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Since my last post has been emotional challenging. One thing is for sure, Christ know how to show how much He loves us through the simplest things.

Just imaging we are all having a crummy day, everything you do is going a muck, then you have just a contagiously happy 5 year old kid who has the smile as large as the State of Texas. Just comes up wraps there arms around you and it does something to you. You just begin to feel all that love and happiness that child has all over you. It just so refreshing an changes your whole aspect of your day.

It an amazing thing how God created us in each stages of lives to make impact in people. Even when were child we had the same effect on other. God knew just how important children were going to be in our lives just to express His love and happiness through them for is adults to understand.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We love you today, thank you for creating children to express your love and joy through them. Thank you for everything that you have done in our lives an will continue to do. We believe your will in our lives and continue to show us love and happiness in us. We thank you for your Son Jesus, and all that He has done in our lives. Through Him we ask all these things, amen

Greeting and Blessing From Our Lord Jesus Christ,

This is my first blog post since I was posting blogs back on Myspace. That was so long ago! I’ve gone through so many life experience during that time. I’ve moved from North Carolina to Texas. Have had many friendships come and go, seen many life struggles along the way. One thing that has remained since all these things have happen since those blogging day’s back in 2006 on Myspace. Is the true reason for Christmas. Is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

During many of those times I felt along and really didn’t see any point to life. Until Recently I found a little nugget of life from the Word of God. It stems from Matthew Chapter 1 Verse 21-23

21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

What caught my attention was verse 23, where Matthew was pulling scripture out of the Old Testament Scripture of the fulfillment of our Lord and Savior. With Jesus being called “Immanuel” which is translated, “God with us.” How powerful is that, God is always with us during the hardest part of our lives, to the mountain top experiences. I haven’t realized that more until the last 40 months of my life. I’ve seen many changes in my life during these months, from having financial hardship, being laid off from my job’s, my truck being broke into, breaking down, and even catching fire, through relationship that didn’t pan out, to being broken mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I’ve been through a lot, like wise everyone of you reading has been too, through either a let down in a significance other, a falling marriage, children who are driving you nuts, a lost of a job, or whatever situation we all have been there. We have seen the ugliest of ugly during those times in the deep valleys. We can rest assure that Immanuel,God with us, is there when we don’t see Him. Immanuel,God with us, will see us through relationships that are hurtful. Immanuel,God with us, will be there when the outlook looks dim, and there seems to be no hope. Immanuel, God with us, will show us that every part of our lives He is there with us. Like in the 1 chapter of Joshua, God spoke to Joshua saying I will never leave you or forsake you. They won the battles as long as they continued to follow God. He was with King David as he took down the Giant Goliath, With Paul as He was in prison. Where ever you are God is With US! We as believer’s must encourage one another with the Word of God to help pull us along to help our brother’s and sister through the struggles. Pointing them to our Savior Jesus! Just Imagine where we can be if we all pointed people to Christ Love.

Dear Heavenly Father,

As people read this blog, blessed them, allow your comfort to just engross them in a way they haven’t felt you before, bring peace to there situation, and allow your will to be done in their lives. Allow your grace and mercy just to follow continually in there lives, we ask these things in Your Son Jesus, Amen