The ‘How’ of Prayer – Part 1
5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
- Prayer involves daily ADORATION for who He is.
Psalm 29:1-2; 1 Chronicles 29:11-13
- Prayer involves daily EXAMINATION of where we are.
Psalm 139:23-24; 1 Cor. 11:27-29
- PERSONAL SIN
- RELATIONAL CONFLICT
- WRONG MOTIVES
- COMFORTABLE COMMITMENT
- Prayer involves daily CONFESSION of what we have done.