31 Days of Prayer ~ In His Word 1-27-2024


31 Days of Prayer ~ In His Word 1-27-2024

When you pray do you speak what is in your heart or do you try to match up with someone you know that you think has the right technique? I know sometimes people can be intimidated by prayer people who go on and on in prayer quoting scripture after scripture and other well meaning words. Sometimes folks sound like they are preaching as they pray. I like to call that 'Prayching'! I have been guilty of this from time to time, the thing is I get convicted of it even while I speak at times.  Then I remember the following verses and ask God to help me to pray, straight from the heart. That’s what God wants, heart to heart prayer. If its in public, because its for a group, that is one thing, but keep it straight up and down!  Up wards to God! Short and direct from your heart to His. If you can go off to a spot that you can pray alone, then you can empty your heart out and no one will hear but God.

“When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get. But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

 “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Matt

hew 6:5-7

Heavenly Father, thank you for directing our prayers to become the kind of prayer you will pay attention to, even with less words. We give you  praise, in Jesus’ name