How and Where, Do You Pray?
I ask you this honestly? Do you do it with clasped hands, entwined fingers, or folded arms? Do you pray on your knees, against a bed or a chair; standing; or on your face on the floor? Do you pray while crying, when walking, while driving, or when doing a chore maybe? Do you always know what to say? Or do you have a hard time finding the right words… I know for me all the above counts… I pray constantly and in all situation and places. I even pray when shopping, during a movie, or out to dinner with friends.
Prayer is such an important part of our relationship to God. It can sometimes be very difficult. But at times it can be very easy too… I find it most hard when I feel I should pray, as if I were forced to. But that is so rare for me…. Because I pray a lot, sometimes very passionately and personally, and other times quick thank you and I love you, to my Father who has made all and taken care of all.
To me prayer to Father God, Jesus is like talking to a best friend, to someone who loves me with un-ending love. To someone who accepts me as who I am and still wants the best for me. Humans, people I love here my friends and family are important to me but I know they do not like all of me or wish they could change me somehow.. But God takes me as I am and with that knowledge I want to be better for him. There are people in my life who aspire me the same way. But I am far from perfect and I feel so bad when I mess up. I want to hide, lock myself away so no one can see me. Especially if it is something I think was very important that I think I failed at. But there He is, my God with open arms ready for me to go to him for comfort and strength, and most important forgiveness. And when I am not down I go to him for wisdom, authority against evil, and joyful thanksgiving in my heart.
How about you? How do you Pray, and where? Take a few minutes to think that over then continue to read.
If you do now know where to start, if praying to God, Jesus is not something you find easy then this is all you need to know. He gave us a prayer to pray that covers it all. Which is below. And as for the where that does not matter. The only thing that does matter is that you have a relationship with our Faher God his son Jesus.
The Prayer is called:
“The Lord’s Prayer”
Matthew 6:9-13: New King James Version
9In this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
10Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in Heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
God bless you today and always!