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03/14/2011 / Kaitlin Zhang

How Do I Pray?

Imagine that you can communicate with God whenever you are, when you are in line for coffee or driving or writing an exam.  Well, that’s what prayer is.

Human instinctively pray since the beginning of time, but many don’t know how to pray.  Even the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray.  Understanding prayer is to understand that the power of prayer is not based on your efforts, but on the power of the Holy Spirit.

The power of our prayers is not a measurement of

  • – how many minutes we prayed
  • – how loud we prayed
  • – how many words we prayed
  • – where we prayed
  • – how religious it sounds
  • – how emotional we felt.

3 basic key points to remember when praying:

Don’t repeat over and over.

“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered only by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, because your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!” – Matt. 6:7-8

The Holy Spirit prays for us.

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our distress.  For we don’t even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray.  But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” Rom 8:26

God already knows the needs and requests of our hearts.  Sitting in silence is a way of prayer.  Worship is a way of prayer. Writing prayers are also a way of prayer.  It doesn’t matter the time, location or method you pray as long as you are communicating with God honestly.

Powerful prayer moves mountains.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” Eph. 3:20

So through the power of the Holy Spirit released in prayer, God will remove the obstacles in our life.  Nothing is impossible for God.

Prayer Requests can be added as comments or on the Prayer Request  page.

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