Thursday, September 30, 2010
How to pray Part III
To whom should we pray?
Prayer is to be directed to the Father, in the name of the Son, Jesus Christ and through the power and ministry of the Holy Spirit
When should we pray?
A) We should pray CONTINUOUSLY(also in busy times) Jesus tells us that we can pray for anything and if we believe we will have it. Mark 11:24
B) ALWAYS and without losing heart. In Luke 18:1, Jesus told his disciples (that's us) that we need to pray constantly to show us that we should never give up. (paraphrased)
C) At SPECIFIC times during the day as part of our DAILY routine. In Mark 1:35 we see that Jesus woke before the light of day and went to a quiet place to pray. In Daniel 6: 11b we see that Daniel prayed three times a day, giving thanks just as he had always done. (This was in spite of a new law decreeing that all should only pray to the King Darius)
D) IN GROUP MEETINGS. (Short but powerful) Matthew 18:19&20 Jesus tells us: "If two of you agree down here on earth concerning anything you ask, My Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them."
I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need,Amen! Phillipians 4:13
The Arabic word for who or whom is adh-Dhy (ha-dia)
Bless you all today and always.