Prayer is to Communicate With God With Our Heart — Lamentations 3:41
Bible Verse: Let us lift up our heart with our hands to God in the heavens. — Lamentations 3:41
Prayer is the most important practice through which we are communicating with God in believing in God. Every day, we pray a lot. Regardless of whether it is prayer of thanksgiving, prayer to seek God’s intentions when encountering matters, morning prayer, bedtime prayer, or prayer before a meal, it is an experience of communicating with God genuinely. From this verse, we can see that we should have a sincere connection with God and pay attention to quieting our heart before God. So, how to make an effective prayer? God’s words say, “Prayer is not a case of going through the formalities, or following procedure, or reciting the words of God, which is to say, prayer does not mean parroting words and copying others. In prayer, you must give your heart to God, sharing the words in your heart with God so that you may be touched by God. If your prayers are to be effective, then they must be based on your reading of God’s words. Only by praying amid God’s words will you be able to receive more enlightenment and illumination. A true prayer is shown by having a heart that yearns for the requirements made by God, and being willing to fulfill these requirements; you will be able to hate all that God hates, upon the basis of which you will have knowledge, and will know and be clear about the truths explained by God. Having the resolution, and faith, and knowledge, and a path by which to practice after praying — only this is truly praying, and only prayer such as this can be effective. Yet prayer must be built upon the foundation of enjoying God’s words and communing with God in His words, your heart being able to seek God and being at peace before God. Such prayer has already reached the point of true communion with God.” We can find the ways to practice through God’s words. The key point in prayer is to communicate with God with our heart, to be based on God’s words, strive toward God’s requirements so as to receive the work of the Holy Spirit. Only after such a prayer can we be steady and enlightened and have ways to practice. Thank God for His inspiration and guidance. Let’s enter together, so that we will make an effective prayer.
Source from: Find the shepherd
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