Jesus told us that when we come before God, we must not turn our prayer into a theatrical production like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly where everyone can see them. These people are just making a regular show out of their prayers, and when doing that this is all the reward they will get.

Jesus was clear about what he wanted us to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so we won't be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as we can manage. In doing that the focus will shift from ourself to God, and we will begin to sense God's wonderful grace.

The world is full of so-called prayer warriors. They're full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling their techniques for getting what they want from God. Don't fall for that nonsense! This is our Father we're dealing with, and He knows exactly what we need even before we ask him. With a God like this loving us, we can pray very simply.

Jesus tells us to pray like this:

Our Father which art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
and lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil

For Thine is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever, Amen

Scripture referenced Matthew 6:5-13 taken
from The Message, NLT, and KJV Bibles.

If you havenít chosen to accept Jesus Christ as Godís eternal gift of salvation and you want to consider it, click the link below.

God's Plan For Salvation.

"Seek the Lord while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near." (Isaiah 55:6)

Featured Song: "The Lord's Prayer" music score written by Ralph Merrifield © 2007 New Hope Music; recorded by Peter Gringhuis Studio Prgdesign. For more beautiful original christian music be sure to visit these sites as well as Songs of Praise.

Apple bloosom photo © Mylene Bressan compliments of Open Photo.
Graphics used from Christ Centered Graphics Group.

This not for profit webpage created by Marvaline
20 March 2010