The Best Way To Pray

Jesus said, “This is how you should pray:

“Father, may your name be kept holy.

May your Kingdom come soon.

Give us each day the food we need,

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.

And don’t let us yield to temptation.”  (Luke 11:2-4).

Jesus teaches His disciples the best way to pray. He gives them a “how to” in the science of prayer. A science can be defined as, “a systematically organized body of knowledge on a particular subject”. Jesus teaches prayer as a science. It is a science in the study of the supernatural.  

The structure of prayer is the strategy of prayer. Jesus emphasizes, “how”. How we pray will determine whether or not our prayers are answered. We don’t have to guess about how to get a “yes and amen” every time we pray. Jesus taught us to pray the best way.

  1. Call Him, “Father” 

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.(Romans 8:15-16).

  1. Celebrate His Name 

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever (Psalm 145:1-2).

  1. Claim His Kingdom

And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; His kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him (Daniel 7:27).

  1. Collect His Provisions

Fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing. Young lions go lacking and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing (Psalm 34:9-10).

  1. Cause His Forgiveness

For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours (Matthew 6:14-15). 

  1. Complete His Will

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide an escape, so that you can stand up under it (I Corinthians 10:13).

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Your Harvest Will Happen!

“And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming.” – Galatians 6;9

Have you ever grown weary as you await your harvest? Perhaps you have been sowing good seeds in your marriage, but your spouse doesn’t bother to water the seeds that you have so diligently planted. As a result, there is no harvest… only an empty, barren field that desperately awaits life.

Maybe you have been ambitiously putting good seeds in your body in the form of clean food, plenty of water, and regular exercise. Nevertheless, the crops of weight loss, improved stamina, and enhanced fitness are growing ever so slowly.

Quite possibly, the pandemic has left you at the end of your rope. You have slaved over your field for the last year, following every rule in the book, but there remain no fruits to be found.

In such seasons, it is very easy for the weeds of discouragement to take hold and choke your harvest-to-be. I understand completely! I have been there many times in my physical, emotional, and spiritual development. What got me through? God’s promises!

Friends, Galatians 6:9 is evidence of God’s perfect word of honor. It reminds us that our efforts are never in vain, no matter what we see happening around us. God is neither a manipulator nor a liar. He is not trying to trick us with our trying circumstances. Rather, He wants nothing more than our trusting, yielding hearts so that we may receive the faithful assurance that He is always for us and with us. He loves us that much!

In light of this good news, I wish to encourage you and I encourage myself to not grow weary…

Keep doing the right thing with your spouse, even when he or she chooses otherwise!

Keep doing the next best thing on behalf of your health and fitness, even when the scale doesn’t budge!

And keep your eyes on obedience, not expedience, as you walk through this pandemic season. It will end!

There truly is incomparable joy and peace found at the end of each day when we can look back and know that we made good and pleasing choices to God, even if there are no results to prove it.

Father in Heaven, Thank You for the strength to hold on, to press on, and to keep sowing seeds of faith for our faith is in the One who cannot lie, who never sleeps or slumbers, and whose desire that none would perish. In the matchless name of Jesus, Amen.

Throughout This Day…

Focus on that harvest on which you have been waiting? Listen closely. God is telling us, “Well done! Keep planting with Me. And remember, My child, to judge not the quality of your day by the harvest you reap. A good day is judged by the seeds you sow. Keep sowing!