Amidst the anger of false teaching on prayer, unbiblical promises, and taking advantage of those not schooled in the will of God, feeling Holy Spirit's permission (I believe) to vent a little about our need to come into God's throne room in sincerity, I did here.
Prayer is not:
A magic set of words.
If said just right, an incantation will bring you whatever you ask.
(Unless you ask for God's will, you can be assured He will do His will, but it is in the balance of probabilities, not what you were thinking!)
It is not a manipulation of God.
Prayer is not His promise that you will always be healthy, prosperous, the fastest on the track team, or get a 2014 corvette in your garage in a week or so.
Our communication with God. Prayer is indeed
Communion with our God Creator, Redeemer, who is Love, Compassionate, Merciful and Gracious, the only true God in whom is eternal life. As we know, eternal life is knowing our God intimately.
The gracious soul addresseth itself with a double zeal to find out God, and sends up its groans, its entreaties, its sobs and sighs to heaven more frequently and fervently. "Oh that I knew where I might find him!"
Our prayers are not given from a sincere believing heart they are actually nothing.
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His Word and trust His grace,
I'll cast on Him my every care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!"
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