Prayer is an act of communion with GOD, by praising, meditating, listening, confessing, petitioning and thanking HIM. We often give a quick "thanks GOD", ask HIM to forgive our sins, and then, get right into our "grocery list"; Petitioning for what we want. When I pray these kind of prayers, I receive no satisfaction because deep down I don't expect anything from my prayer. Oh, maybe I hope a little but do I really expect action or manifestation? What am I doing wrong? First, I did not ask the HOLY SPIRIT to pray with me, reveal GOD'S WORDS to me. Romans 8:26, "Likewise the SPIRIT helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for...but the SPIRIT intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words." Second, when I don't think I know how or what to pray; I find a Scripture or Scriptures in the Bible and pray them back to GOD. I soon discover the WORD of GOD is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword when I speak in Faith. Third, now here is the hard part. Confession literally means to "say the same thing", and to be in "agreement with". It is to fully admit to our guilt. I like to "slide" right by this part with a quick "forgive me of my sins" because anything more is too painful. When I am really "seeking" GOD, I list my sins out (painful as it may be) discuss them with HIM, find Scriptures about these sins, and begin to view them from GOD'S eyes until I totally AGREE with HIM and repent (no longer feeling guilt). Fourth, "ask and you shall receive", by praying the Scriptures (THE WORD OF GOD) to GOD (HE is faithful to HIS own words because they are life) I know this is HIS WILL for me and it has already happened! As imitators of CHRIST (1 Corinthians 11:1) I am to "call those things that are not, as though they were..." Conclusion, praying can sometimes leave me exhausted but OHHH how satisfying being in HIS presence. THE WORLD HAS YET TO SEE, what GOD would do with, and for, and through, a person totally consecrated to GOD'S WILL! THE WORLD HAS YET TO SEE!
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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