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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

What do You Say in Your Prayer?

Usually we value a prayer through how the person can express his/her prayer in the words and sentences. We will say his/her prayer is good, very good, nice, very nice, wonderful prayer, etc because of the words/sentences he/she mentions. Is it true? Sometimes I think it is fine as long as the prayer can touch our heart and can invite our heart and soul closer to HIM. But one thing appears as a question, does he/she say the prayer from the bottom of his/her heart? We can not judge him/her, just HE would know very deeply the bottom of his/her heart.

Talking about ‘Prayer’, it reminds me to my beloved Father. When everyone of us (I am sure) prays for ourselves, we will go to the quite room and start to say the prayer in our heart without any words come out from our mouth, but not for him. I was always impressed every time I heard he said the prayer in his room, I could hear everything he mentioned and it was always ended with ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ (Doa Bapa Kami). Everytime he prayed, it was always ended with that prayer.

Through that simple example, we should take an important learning that we should not forget the prayer that Jesus ever taught more than 2000 years ago. He taught us from that prayer, we should not be egoist to put our needs in the first place, but we should worship HIM first as God of God, Lord of the Lord then would be continued with the others as we can learn together that prayer below:






1. Our Father in heaven, holy is Your Name. Worship Him! Whether by inner acknowledgment or outward motion, bow before the King, your Father and Shepherd, in faith, love, humility and surrender, the attitude of worship. Whisper or speak His names (some are listed in the appendix), letting them remind you of all that He is, all that He has, and all that He wants to share with you, His precious bride.

2. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Surrender to Him! Our King reigns -- He always has and He always will. Today, the goodness of His kingdom is demonstrated wherever His will is known and followed. Pray that the King will reign in your heart and do His will through your life this day. (Mark 14:36, John 4:34, 5:30; Romans 12:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

3. Give us this day our daily bread. Trust Him for daily provision! Jesus, Himself the Bread of life, longs to equip you with the riches and resources of His life. When you give yourself to Him, He gives Himself to you. You become one with Him -- not in the New Age sense where the human personality is absorbed into a pantheistic force -- but in the privilege of sharing in His life. All that He is and has becomes available to you so that He can fulfill His purpose in you. This is covenant relationship, and it's far more wonderful than human thoughts can conceive. (Matthew 6:33; John 6:35-63; Psalm 62:5-6; Ephesians 3:14-19)

4. Forgive us as we forgive. Thank Him for His Grace -- and share it with others! God calls us to "be holy" as He is holy; nothing less can qualify us for the heavenly throne room of our King. That means there must be no hindrance to the biblical oneness between Him and you, nor between you and His other friends. (Matthew 6:14-15; Hebrews 4:14-16; James 5:16a; 1 Peter 1:16; 1 John 1:9, 3:2-3)

5. Deliver us from the evil one. Battle in prayer! Stand firm in the spiritual victories Christ won for you at the cross. They are living realities for those who belong to Him. So trust His Word and authority, then stand immovable against the enemies of the Kingdom. (Exodus 14:13; 2 Chronicles 20:6-15; Psalm 18; Matthew 16:19; Ephesians 6:10; 1 John 4:4; Revelation 12:10-11)

6. For Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever! Praise Him! trust Him! The Kingdom belongs to God, but He shares its riches now and forever with His children who trust and follow Him. Unbounded grace is lavished (though we may not always recognize it) on those who love Him enough to hear His heart, share His concerns, and walk in His purpose. (Mark 11:22-24; John 15:7, 14:12-14; Philippians 4:4-7, 19; James 1:5-6, 4:3)

Amen.

(I also posted this to X-Written)

3 comments:

~~Devita~~ 12:01 AM  

I've got this lesson for many many times, but i do not know why i always forget it. thank you sister for reminding me again.

Fida Abbott 7:37 AM  

Yeah, I think it is not about forgetting but we just don't put great attention for the simple thing. We like to see the great things.

Isn't it beautiful the Lord's prayer? It is simple but has covered everything we should said to HIM.

GBU!

~~Devita~~ 11:43 PM  

yup sister. i agree with you :D

have a great day!!

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