How to Pray
Ephesians 3:14- For this reason I kneel before the Father. Philippians 2:10, That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth. Exodus 34:8, Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped.
Who do you pray to? How do you pray? Why do you pray?
I pray to God, to Jesus, Heavenly Father, Abba Father, I pray to who my heart calls out to at that time. The trinity is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
According to Got Questions.org, “Praying in Jesus’ name means praying with His authority and asking God the Father to act upon our prayers because we come in the name of His Son, Jesus. Praying in Jesus’ name means the same thing as praying according to the will of God, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him” (1 John 5:14-15). Praying in Jesus’ name is praying for things that will honor and glorify Jesus.
“Saying in Jesus’ name” at the end of a prayer is not a magic formula. If what we ask for or say in prayer is not for God’s glory and according to His will, saying “in Jesus’ name” is meaningless. Genuinely praying in Jesus’ name and for His glory is what is important, not attaching certain words to the end of a prayer. It is not the words in the prayer that matter, but the purpose behind the prayer. Praying for things that are in agreement with God’s will is the essence of praying in Jesus’ name.”
Prayer is having a conversation with God. It is a simple conversation. While I feel we should always be in reverence of God, He wants us to talk to him! He wants your gratitude, your pain, your anger, and your joys. He wants your love, your praise and worship. He wants you to have all of Him and that wholeness begins with giving yourself to Him. I find myself asking for forgiveness often and need it often. Prayer is really about building a relationship with God and that involves connecting and communicating.
God gave us a powerful weapon in prayer. That weapon becomes even more important as we look around us with everything that is going on. It’s time to get on our knees. Satan is hard at work. The Bible tells us that the Devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Throughout the Bible, Satan tries to take good things created by God and either steal them, kill them, or destroy them. False spiritual teaching is dangerous because it tries to do the same.
Jesus gave us a beautiful example of how to pray, The Lord’s Prayer. I don’t believe Jesus intended it to become a ritual.
This, then, is how you should 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 today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:9–13, NIV
Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”