When you pray


When you pray

Matt. 6:5-7

“ And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. ”

Jesus teaches us that we are to be alone and commune with our Father. Take the opportunity to spend time alone with our heavenly Father. He desires that we pull away from the world and spend time in prayer with Him.

At the same time, the Word of God says, ”  1 Th. 5:17 pray continually;  ”

The Word teaches us that we are to have an ongoing conversation with God. This text does not demand that we have a quiet time twenty-four, seven. That would be impossible and impractical. Yet, this verse is calling us to move our quiet time out into the world. Our time alone with God does not end with our quiet time. We are to continue our fellowship and prayer with God as we move about in our lives each days.

Whether it is the informal daily practice of a believer or an corporate ministry in the church, God calls believers to pray wherever they are, wherever they go.

It is incredible what God does when one believer prays. God’s always hears the believer who will seek Him. He will not only hear but also respond in convincing ways, you will know He hears you.

In the Bible, we see many examples of powerful answers to the prayers of His children. Church history is filled with amazing accounts of God’s responses to the prayers of His people.

Brothers and sisters never fail to bend a knee to pray; God answers knee-mail.


We know to whom we give our thanks but in the mist of a special holiday do not allow it to slip by.


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