A reflection on what to pray for

Reflections for the day

James 4:3
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

When prayer is a struggle, do not worry about the prayers that you cannot pray. You yourself are a prayer to God at that moment. All that is within you cries out to Him. And He hears all the pleas that your suffering soul and body are making to Him with groanings which cannot be uttered.

– O. Hallesby | Prayer Quotes

There come times when I have nothing more to tell God. If I were to continue to pray in words, I would have to repeat what I have already said. At such times it is wonderful to say to God, “May I be in Thy presence, Lord? I have nothing more to say to Thee, but I do love to be in Thy presence.”

– O. Hallesby | Prayer Quotes


A reflection on what to pray for

(One of several reflections on prayer)

Heavenly Father,

There are times in the life of a self when there is a need to draw closer to you through prayer. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many are able to pray to you, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some, at times, it is difficult to know what should be prayed. We are able to see in a way that is clear that  a prayer is needed to draw closer to you.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many know that there is a need to proffer all sins in prayer. We acknowledge that for many there is a difficulty in knowing what to say sorry for. We ask you to guide all Mankind in a daily life, and we ask you to guide all Mankind in perceiving, and in discerning, what is an error of a way, and what is a sin.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to come to you in prayer with a heart that is thankful, and with a heart that is humble, and with a heart that is sorrowful. Heavenly Father, there is much that happens in the life of a self that there is a need to be thankful.

Heavenly Father, you are the creator of your world that we live in, and you are almighty, and you are most powerful, and we praise you, and we exalt you on high for your power, and for your mightiness. We acknowledge that through you all things are possible. We acknowledge that an event can happen in a life for a reason, and we acknowledge that all things happen in a time, and at a place, that is one that is described as your own good time. We acknowledge that you are able to intercede for all Mankind, and in all situations, if a self enters into prayer with others who have a like mind and who are able to pray into an event, and who are able to pray in a way that is described as specific, and is described as direct.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that you have bestowed upon all Mankind a freedom of will, and we acknowledge that you  are able to provide a number of opportunities to be placed before Mankind to allow all to take an opportunity given, to respond in a way that is desirable for Mankind.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind will always make a choice that is right, and a choice that is fitting, and a choice that is desirable for yourself, and for all Mankind.

Heavenly Father, you are Our Compassionate Heavenly Father, and you  are Our Caring Heavenly Father. The love that you have for  Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and the love that you have for all is one that is not bound by words, and the love that you have for all is one that is not bound by energy, and the love that you have for all is one that is not bound by time. The love that you have for Mankind is one that allows us all to be able to love you with all of a heart, and with all of a mind, and with all of a soul, and with all of a strength, and the love that you have for Mankind is a love that allows us all to love your neighbour.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that all are able to bring to your presence a detail of the life of a self. We are able to perceive, and we are able to discern, that a detail of the life of a self means that it is necessary to bring to you all needs, and it is necessary to bring to you all worries, and it is necessary to bring to you all concerns. We are able to see  in a way that is clear that if a self brings all to you that a comfort can be drawn from your presence.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that much of a guidance of yourself is one that must be drawn from a reading of your Scriptures. We acknowledge that through a guidance in a reading of your Scriptures that many are able to find a relevance for the life that is led by a self.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that a prayer is a focus on the life of a self, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that a prayer is a focus on the life of another. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a prayer is a focus on an event that has occurred in a town, in a city, and in a country. We are able to see in a way that is clear that at a close of a day in the life of a self that a prayer must be a focus on an event of a day in the life of a self, and a sorrow must be proffered for a shortcoming.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that at a time in the future there will be many who will desire to draw closer to you, and we acknowledge that at a time in the future there will be many who will desire to offer all to you in prayer.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to yourself, Our Heavenly Father, all that has been said in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, who together with your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and your Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and who is our Advocator in your world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen

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Posted on March 1, 2012, in Lent, love, prayer and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Daphne Williams

    When I came back into this pathway of Christianity, I had to confess that I did not know how to pray. But by praying at least twice a day, I have begun to to talk to our Holy Father in everyday conversation as well as saying the Lord’s Prayer. This has helped a good deal and I know that he listens to my concerns and I am thankful for His Presence

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