[QTVOTD] When I pray…

“But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.  And when you pray, do not heap up phrases (multiply words, repeating the same ones over and over) as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard for their much speaking.  Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” Matthew 6:6-8 ->me: Prayer is: Necessary, Deliberate, Selfless in perception, Worship – For God’s glory, an avenue to make requests, our confessional, concise, and private – between me and God.  When I pray -> I recognize Who God is and forget who I am.  When I pray -> I open up my heart in recognition of my filthiness and accept God’s grace in the Justification I have been given at the price of the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus.  When I pray -> I respectfully ask for God’s hand in the affairs and circumstances I am prayerful about.  I make requests based on my perceived needs but immediately reinforce that it is God’s will and purposes I desire to be completed fully.  When I pray -> I ask God for the strength to endure when the will of God causes me to persevere an earthly hardship.  When I pray -> I ask that the Lord would help me see His teaching in my trials; and then request the inner fortitude to adhere to what I have been taught.  When I pray -> I close with the knowledge and understanding that Jesus is right there representing me the to Father…being my Intercessor knowing personally the earthly struggles I am in.

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