Secret Of Prayer
all there really is not a secret in Prayer but there is a secret of
prayer. If you read the word of God then you know how to pray.
In Matthew it tells us what to say. Never think you canít pray
because if you can read, you can pray. The most perfect prayer was
the prayer of the disciples. This prayer covers all you need to say, no
long drawn out words, saying the same thing over and over again saying
nothing. Donít ask for a reward here from man, once you receive
it, you have received your reward and the things of this earth will pass
away but that reward that comes from Him will last forever.
Matt:6- Be very careful , donít just do good things before people. You
have received your reward. In my way of thinking, this means once
man (because it was your intention) has given you glory, you have
received your reward. Never go around telling about the good you
have done or bragging to someone. I like what it says in verse
Matt. 6: 4- Do your good in secret so that your Father may reward you
openly. First you receive that wonderful feeling of doing for
someone else and then the Father rewards you also for doing, isnít it
Back to prayer. Matt: 6: 6,7and 8 says Use not vain repetitions saying
the same thing over and over again. Pray in your closet, this
means in a secret place that is private. Make it a place you and
God have made together, the same place each time if possible. Once
you have a designated place when the Father sees you coming he will know
you have come on business. Realize before you speak that He
already knows what's in your heart, so just talk to him a few minutes
about the way you feel about it.
As we read the Lords prayer, notice there are sixty four words to it,
well in my bible there is. That is a little more than a minute, do you
realize all you can say in just one minute?
First we let Him know we know where He is and how wonderful and precious
He is. We pray for His kingdom to come here as it is there, that
means for the glory to come down. We tell him we are looking for His
coming that means we are watching daily. I have experienced Heaven
here on earth many times. All good things in my life came from
heaven. We then pray for daily bread that covers the food we eat
to keep our bodies going, notice in the prayer , its a prayer for the
saints, not I or Me but for ďUsĒ. This one
really blew my mind so to speak, one of those revelations. What do
we ask forgiveness for? We ask for it for the wrong things we have
done the mistakes we have made. Forgive us our debts, that proves to me
we are not supposed to be in debt, we are to owe no man. As the prayer
goes on we ask forgiveness for them that are indebted to us also. We ask
him to watch over us and deliver us from the way of temptation.
The prayer, But deliver us from evil. Do you think maybe the things we
are most likely to be tempted with is evil? We then close with the
acknowledgment that He is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever.
As you can see, each sentence says so much more than you know. Sixty
four seconds of prayer can turn into an hour of prayer and the prayer is
for ďUsĒ. I want to close with this thought. Matt6:21- For
where your treasure is there will be your heart also. Think on this as
you go about your daily business, what is in your heart, is it treasure
that can rust and corrupt or is it treasures laid up in heaven?
© By Harriett Dash 2002