TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I Am yours and you are Mine. Through My Son, we have a relationship. You are precious to Me and I love to hear from you. I Am thrilled when you call out to Me. Whether in want or need, thanksgiving or complaint, boldly come.
A WRONG WAY TO PRAY?
Now, I’ve been all over the world and seen different cultures pray. People in Africa don’t pray the same as people in America, and people in east Africa don’t pray the same as people in west Africa.
When it comes to you, the Lord and your prayer time, there are different approaches. All throughout the Bible, there are different ways to approach the Lord to get different responses. I want to show you something about Jesus and one of the ways He prayed.
Let me tell you, Jesus prayed like a Jew. Know why? Because He was Jewish. He’s not offended at being Jewish at all, so you best not be offended at Him being Jewish.
“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s and of the Holy Angels.” – Luke 9:26
The Word goes on to tell of the A-team – Peter, James and John – who walked up a mountain with Christ. They fall asleep up there and wake up to see Jesus, Moses and Elijah. The conversation they’re having is both legal – Moses represents the law – and prophetic – Elijah was a prophet.
It’s a big conversation and the brothers slept through most of this. They wake up and see the two men standing with Him. Do you notice that Jesus stands when He prays? He doesn’t sit or kneel, He stands.
There are many times a day I pray while driving. Eyes open, of course. So, are you understanding there is no formula? There is no wrong way to pray. The Lord just wants you to talk to Him, spend time with Him, and enjoy His presence.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:6
Prayer is communication with the Father consisting of both talking and listening. It doesn’t matter if you sit or stand, fold your hands or raise them, shout or whisper. The only thing that matters is your heart. Jesus just wants your time and attention, not for His sake, but for yours.
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