A reflection on why we pray

Reflections for the day

He was praying in a certain place, and after he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray as John taught his disciples.”

Luke 11:1

Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 7:25


A Reflection on why we pray

Heavenly Father,

It is at this time we acknowledge the ministry of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We are able to see in a way that is clear from the teachings of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, that prayer is a vital element of a life. We acknowledge that your Scriptures teach all of Mankind to pray as your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ prayed, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that the life of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, was one of prayer.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that the disciples of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, discerned the depth of an intimacy that existed between yourself, Our Heavenly Father,  and your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We are able to see in a way that is clear that this was an occasion that moved the disciples and caused all to ask your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to teach prayer. We are able to see in a way that is clear that there was a desire to experience a closeness that was seen to exist between yourself and your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that you must occupy a supreme place in a life. We acknowledge that to experience a closeness with you there is a need to say sorry for the error of a way, and to make the changes that are necessary in a life to be able to feel a closeness to you.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that in a prayer there is a need to acknowledge you for all that you are, both in your person, and in your providence. Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that through prayer you are able to fulfill all that there is of a nature of a self, and that through prayer your Holy Spirit who lives within Man is able to draw all closer to you if a self has proffered a sorrow for a sin, and has sought forgiveness for all sins.

Heavenly Father, you are Our Loving Father, and you are Our Compassionate Father, and you are Our Wise Counsellor. We are able to see in a way that is clear that all can experience a state that can be described as uplifted if in prayer a worry, and if in prayer a  concern is taken. Heavenly Father, we are thankful that many can draw a comfort, and we are thankful that many can draw a strength from your presence, and we are thankful that many can talk to you about a day, and that many can talk to you about a plan for a future.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that many desire to experience a closeness that was felt by the disciples which was witnessed when your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ was in prayer with you. We acknowledge that many desire to experience a sense of true fatherhood in all that is offered by yourself, and we acknowledge that many desire to be nourished in a way that is spiritual so that an obligation is fulfilled which is one of a service to you, and is one of a worship of you.

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

Amen.

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Posted on April 1, 2012, in Lent, prayer, The ministry of Jesus and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. daphnewilliams

    Learning how to pray is an important aspect of our lives and parents and Sunday Schools should predominate in this. This is our way of drawing closer to the Heavenly Father and yet is lacking in much of today’s society.

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