Post by tomdurst on Apr 6, 2020 22:46:39 GMT -5
SOME THOUGHTS ON PRAYER
When you stop to think about this matter of prayer more carefully, how could a God who fills all space and who is above all, through all, and in all, care about the exact words we use when we pray? There are hundreds of languages and dialogues used throughout the world. Is one more pleasing to Him than another? Do we think that if we give the Almighty the right information and ask Him in just the right way to do something that this will persuade Him to do more than He is already doing in pouring out His love and healing (see Matthew 5:45)? "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”--2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV). It seems to me that what we are dealing with here on our part is INTENTION for God and RECEPTIVITY to receive what He is seeking to reveal to us (see Psalm 25:9, 14; Proverbs 28:5; Daniel 12:10; John 7:17; 8:43-44; Revelation 3:20). Based upon my own experience, and that of many others, I do believe the He supplies every human need as is best for us in His own time and His own way. My own needs have not always been met as quickly or exactly as I would have wished but they have definitely been met. It is always important for us to pray the prayer of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, "nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”—Luke 22:42 (NKJV) I wish to emphasize that I believe Matthew 6 is by far the best chapter on prayer in the entire Bible. Study it with much prayer and with an open heart.
"In Silence God ceases to be an object and becomes an experience.”--Thomas Merton
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LET CHRIST PRAY IN YOU