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How to pray if you are a Christian and if you’re not

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How to pray if you are a Christian

Sometimes we need a little refresher course on how to pray. Prayer is not complicated…but there is a way to pray that the bible reveals to us. Jesus even spoke of it when He was down here on earth. I talk to God all day long and I talk to Him like I’m standing right by Him.  He accepts me talking to Him in a more familiar way because we can have that kind of relationship with Him… but I don’t always do that. For example…I’ll say…”God…do you know how much I love you?  You’re  the greatest Jesus.  Thank you for that parking space…I was so tired.”

Most of the time I talk to God like Jesus told us to.  It’s more formal and addresses Him with all the respect He deserves. Like….” Heavenly Father…I praise your Holy name….I thank you for all you’ve done for me. My daughter needs a healing in her body. I thank you for the victory…In Jesus name.

The key here is to….pray! Daily! Prayer should be as natural as breathing. . If you’re a Christian…pray! Don’t save it for going to church on Sunday or special times.  If  you know you have to eat then you should know you have to pray. Both are nourishment for the body.

Here are some helpful hints and scriptures:

1. In order to talk to God so that God hears your prayers you must be right with God. There is NO getting around this at all!!!!! If your heart ain’t clear…He don’t hear!

2. You must believe that God can and will answer your prayer. You must have faith. If you believe you will receive!

3. In EVERY situation Pray (talk to God), tell Him your need and then thank God for all He’s done for you and for what He will do for you. State you case and ask in faith!

4. Ask all prayer request in Jesus name. Depend on His fame and ask in His name!
5. Remember to give God all the praise. Give God all the glory and you’ll have a story.

 

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James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Mathew 6:9 “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

Mathew 22:21 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
 
John 14:13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

 

How to pray if you are not a Christian

1. You can talk to the Lord but you have a limit on what He needs to hear from you. You are limited to asking for mercy. Lord have mercy before I’m put in the hearse-see!!!

2. There is one prayer that God will hear from the non-Christian. A prayer in which you ask the Lord for forgiveness…you repent of your sinful ways and believe in Jesus Christ. If You Remember Jesus….He’ll remember you!!!!

 

Romans 10:13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Luke 23:40-43 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

 

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We must take time throughout our day to talk to the Lord. This is for our benefit so that we can keep our mind on Jesus. This helps us to stay very focused and to walk with God. It will build our relationship up to the point where He is our very best friend. We will feel so much closer to the Lord and will have a stronger walk with God.

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How to Pray?? The Big Question

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Many people have asked this question and many people have written books, have had seminars and preached on this topic. Why, how, what, when…… what more can I say about it? Have you read my blog about Kissing the feet of Jesus? I’ve shared my heart about my prayer life……yet I still feel I have something more to say.

I’m going to say something shocking here…….Prayer is not complicated!! Ok that wasn’t really that shocking but I wanted to get your attention. To tell you the truth….How to pray is a weird question to me….it’s like asking how to love….how to eat…..how to breath?

When I fell in love for the very first time in junior high school I just knew how to love…it came natural. I feel when you fall in love with the Lord talking to Him should be so natural……oh you say…..Fall in love with the Lord? Yes….this is a personal relationship. In 1984 I did fall totally in love with God. I had always loved Him in a distant way….knowing about Him….being told about Him….reading about Him….going to church….singing about Him…..asking for His help in trouble….you know all the regular dealings with God.

But In that year of 1984 I came to know God on a whole different level…..I feel so head over heels in Love with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. What was the difference in this relationship that wasn’t there before? I allowed God to fully come into my life and take charge of me. Because I felt the light of His love and nature…. it exposed my own nature and I became very very sorry for all my sins. I opened myself fully to Him to accept all His love for me and I felt Him inside my soul spirit and body restoring me to a whole blood washed by Jesus person. This was an incredible experience for me. I was so happy, so excited…..I was free from the weights that had pulled me down for years. Who would and could do this for me?….who had that kind of power? It was the Lord…..I was changed and my feelings for Him changed they got deeper.

Now about prayer which is my topic for today. I wanted to know EVERTHING about God and the only way to get this info was to read the bible which I did and then came my prayer life. I did use the Lord ’s Prayer as my beginning guide. But it wasn’t enough for me and the Holy Spirit Himself helped me to pray. I wanted more of God so bad……I waited for Him to talk back to me and He did. The first thing I ever heard Him say to me was…..He called me by my name….and then……He told me He loved me. Tears were streaming down my face as I heard my Heavenly Fathers voice for the first time. I was truly in love…He touched me in my heart. After this there was no stopping me because like Helen Keller when she first understood about sign language and she ran around the room touching and signing….that was me.

I went around telling people that I fell in love with Jesus and people were looking at me with one eyebrow up saying…well alrighty now…that’s nice. Nice that was great to me!

Let me tell you all….I talked God’s head off!! I talked and talked to Him for up to 8 hours a day 7 days a week. Just ask my family. I was told by someone in church that I prayed too much. Someone even told me the reason I suffer with chronic fatigue was because of my prayer life. I just smiled and thought they had a problem because that was a crazy statement….you can’t talk to God too much.

Now everyone does not have to pray that long……that was just me…..I am a prayer intercessor and I have prayed for many people during those blessed years of my life. The longest I pray now is about 2 hours and that’s when the Holy Spirit calls me to that kind of intercession. My prayer now is talking to God on and off throughout the day and daily prayer with my husband.

My whole point here is not to concentrate on the how to….but to concentrate on Him….God….talk to Him…get to know Him…..let Him fully take you over. Melt in His loving arms…drink from His streams of refreshing waters…..Hear and know the sound of His voice….want to be with Him…clutch the bible like it is His love letters to you and hold them close in your heart if fact hide them there. This is how to pray….pray with love for God….His Spirit will lead you and guide you….just be willing to go.

Will someone find you in the secret place…..the garden….where you are alone with the Lord? Will you meet often with the lover of your soul? Who can Love you will all your imperfections? Who can love you so deeply? Who can wash your soul and make you clean? Who can make you so happy despite your circumstance? Who has a mansion waiting for you when you come back home?…..The lover of your soul…God. How do you pray?……Pray with Love…..Pray with Love…..this is the motivating force of my worship and prayers to God……I love Him….so.

Message for today: Change your…. how to pray…..with…. love to pray.

Don’t get prayed up for a rainy day……pray because of Oh happy day.

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