A reflection on how to pray

Reflections for the day


James 1:6

 But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; for the doubter, being double-minded and unstable in every way, must not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

They who have steeped their soul in prayer can every anguish calmly bear.

– Richard M. Milnes

Faith, and hope, and patience and all the strong, beautiful, vital forces of piety are withered and dead in a prayerless life. The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer.

– E. M. Bounds


A reflection on how to pray

Heavenly Father,

It is at this time we contemplate a desire to pray in a way that is acceptable to you. We are able to see in a way that is clear that on an occasion there may be a difficulty in knowing how to pray. We acknowledge that some find a difficulty in expressing what needs to be said.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear  that through prayer some can enter into your presence. Heavenly Father, we ask you to guide Mankind in a daily life, and we ask you to guide many to see what is needed, and we ask you to guide many to worship you in a way that can be described as fitting.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge you as almighty and as most powerful, and we acknowledge you as the creator of your world, and all that is in your world. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when many fail to acknowledge you in a way that is humble, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when many fail to acknowledge you in a way that is reverent. We acknowledge that a prayer can be upheld  to you in any place and at any time.  We acknowledge that a prayer can be upheld  to you in the privacy of a home.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that an adoration of you helps all to see a weakness in a self, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that yourself is able to help all to see an area of a life that does not measure an expectation that is of yourself. We are able to see in a way that is clear that when many enter into a prayer with you there is a need to be obedient, and there is a need to be in a state of obedience in order to proffer a sorrow for an error of a way, and in order to commit a self to incur a change in a life for the better that reflects a repentance.

Heavenly Father, we are thankful for you in a life always, and we are thankful for all that you do for many in a life, and we are thankful that you can hear all our prayers.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that all things are possible through you, and that all things happen in a good time that is of your own. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there is a need to remain steadfast in a faith of you.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear a power in prayer, and we are able to see in a way that is clear  that all that is said by Mankind is considered by yourself. We are able to see in a way that is clear that many can offer to yourself a request and can offer to yourself a petition. Heavenly Father, we are able to see that man has a freedom of will and that our prayers need to contemplate on the opportunities that can be placed before Man, and that we can only hope and pray that Man will make the right choices to resolve those concerns we wish to be resolved. Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that all can bring a concern to you, and a concern is one that will only be resolved if it is of your will.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many believe that all things are possible through you. We are thankful you will guide all in a prayer which must be upheld to yourself on a basis that is daily, and on a basis that is regular throughout a day.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that you desire for all to pray to you with a heart that is humble, and we acknowledge that you desire for all to pray to you with a reverence.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to yourself, Our Heavenly Father, all that has been said in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, and all that has been said in the name of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and all that has been said in the name of your Holy Spirit, who lives within Man, and who dwells amongst Man, and who advocates for Man, now and always for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on March 31, 2012, in Lent, prayer, The Christian faith and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. daphnewilliams

    Being able to pray to thou in our language is most beneficial since it is our way of expressing our feelings with humility and to ask thou for supplication for people who we know needs thy help and succour. Amen

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