Matthew 6:5-15 ~
“When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites;
for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues
and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men.
Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
But you, when you pray, go into your inner room,
close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret,
and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
“And when you are praying,
do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do,
for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.
So do not be like them;
for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
“Pray, then, in this way:
‘Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
‘Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
‘Give us this day our daily bread.
‘And forgive us our debts [trespasses/transgressions],
as we also have forgiven our debtors [trespassers/transgressors].
‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’
For if you forgive others for their transgressions,
your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
BUT IF YOU DO NOT FORGIVE OTHERS,
THEN YOUR FATHER WILL NOT FORGIVE YOUR TRANSGRESSIONS.”
Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus (Yeshua) and hello to those who do not know the LORD (hopefully it’s a “not yet”).
Ready? Get your pen and paper out (or get ready to write on your iPhone, iPad or computer). . . .
PRAYER IS SIMPLY TALKING TO THE LORD AND SHARING ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT IS ON YOUR HEART.
Just talk to the LORD like you would your closest friend, sharing ALL with Him: your hopes, fears, concerns, joys, tears, frustrations, anger. JUST TALK TO HIM LIKE YOU WOULD A CLOSE FRIEND.
You do NOT need to use any special words, like some people do, thinking it’s more “holy” to use the King James Elizabethan language, such as “Thus. . . Thine. . . Thou . . . Doest . . .” UGGG. . . NOT!!!
Tell the Heavenly Father what’s on your mind. If you have sin in your life that you just can’t seem to get free from . . . TELL HIM!!! Ask Him to forgive you and to help you. HE IS WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!
Another thing you do NOT need to do is have a special “prayer closet” or “get on your face” or kneel or wait for a particular time. . . . NOPE!!! It’s ANYTIME . .. ANY PLACE . . . And about ANYTHING. . . YES, ANYTHING!!!
So, my friends . . . You can get some ideas on what to pray about or how to pray from others. . . . BUT . . .
Throw out those printed out, prepared, prescribed (and truthfully . . . BORING and RELIGIOUS prayers, because you are repeating somebody else’s) prayers and . . . . .
. . . . get rid of that Elizabethan language when you pray (who talks like that to people in “real life” anyway). POOF!!! OUT IT GOES!!!! BYE-BYE!!!
LET THE HOLY SPIRIT LEAD YOU. . . HE LIVES INSIDE OF YOU AND WILL HELP YOU PRAY.
Here’s something else that’s really important for you to absolutely know:
REPENTANCE and asking for the LORD’s forgiveness, actually brings you closer to the Heavenly Father. . . . It removes sin from your life that is a barrier to intimacy with Him. You see, sin in your life is like a baby with a stinky, poopy diaper . . . EWWWW!!!
So PLEASE REPENT from ALL of your sin, because it REALLY STINKS in the nostrils of the Father.
Go to Him, he will forgive you, when you repent and ask for forgiveness . . . Turning away from sin and HE forgives you, which cleans you up.
Also, remember to FORGIVE ALL who sin against you. If you don’t, it’s SIN!!! Unforgiveness is like YOU going to another person who has poopy diapers and putting them on. . . . EWWWWW!!!! YOU STINK!!!!!
Enjoy your increased personal intimacy with the Father . . . .HE LOVES YOU, even more than the Dad of a newborn baby loves that baby and remember . . . Repenting from ALL sin and forgiving ALL who sin against you . . . . is just getting your spiritual poopy diaper cleaned up.
Don’t wait another moment. . . . TURN TO JESUS (Yehshua) RIGHT NOW. . . Today may be the day YOU die and step into eternity. Are YOU ready?
GREETINGS. Considerate comments are indeed welcome. Sadly, I have been placed in a position where I must screen all comments, to prevent discord (Or ugly/snarky comments) from coming through (Yeah, I know . . . UGGG!!!).
Please be patient with this process, when you don’t see your comment posted right away.
Remember, we are Ambassadors of Christ. Let’s act accordingly, for the Heavenly Father IS watching us.
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