Prayer

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Prayer is one of the most intimate relationship with the Lord.  Since payer has a nature of personal intimacy, it is not an easy thing to do.

We pray because we need it as we face on the difficulties or challenges in our lives. We pray because we need something better than we have right now.  We pray because we are in desperate need beyond measure.  We pray because we feel better.  We pray because we want to change our lives.  We pray because we believe that is the last resort.

There are basically three types of prayer: a prayer, an intercessory prayer, and a deliverance prayer.  We usually pray a prayer.  A prayer often looks like a “shopping list” asking and even demanding our needs from God.  From the God’s perspective, He had already known (before we asked) what we brought in to Him in prayer.  We don’t need to explain the nature of our prayer to Him.  At worst, we even dictate Him. Rather, express our gratitude to Him, trust on Him, and be thankful to Him.   As for an intercessory prayer, Jesus demonstrated an example of the intercessory prayer (John 17:1-26) and He is the Intercessor in heaven (Hebrews 7:25).  Beyond those prayers, for those who are in spiritual bondage, the deliverance prayer is a must.  So the deliverance prayer has a specific purpose to liberate the bondage from the negative and yet powerful spirit who binds them.  Be alert and follow through!

Although we have specific prayers most of all, the Lord’s Prayer (you might say it “Prayer 101”) instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 6:9-13 (NKJV) alone is sufficient and says it all.  No need to add or subtract anything from it since it covers our basic and fundamental need.

“In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors

And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”  – T

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