There are many people in this world that do not make prayer a daily part
of their lives because they think they have to be super spiritual or
theological in their terms in order for God to hear them. That is a lie
from the devil that many people have naively believed. The Lord is not
impressed by theological speaking or intellect that is deemed high by
worldly standards. The Lord sees the heart and spirit of a person that is
seeking Him earnestly and will hear their prayer regardless of what they
say in fellowshipping with Him. We must remember that we are children in
the eyes of the Lord no matter how old we are on the earth and as children,
we are to seek our Father in Heaven to both share with Him all that is on
our heart as well as to seek His wisdom and ask for His continued direction
for our life's path. (Luke 11:1-4) (1 Thessalonians 5:16-19) (Mark 10:13-16)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to spend time alone with the
Lord in prayer sharing with Him your cares and desires and realize that He
will hear you.
THE ALPHABET PRAYER
A little shepherd boy was watching his sheep one Sunday morning and he
heard the bells of the church ringing. As he watched the people walk along
the pasture where he was, he happened to think to himself, "I would like
to communicate with God! But, what can I say to God?" He had never learned
So, on bended knee, he began to recite the alphabet. Repeating this prayer
several times, a man passing by, heard the boy's voice and peaked through
the bushes. He saw the young boy kneeling with folded hands, eyes closed,
repeating the alphabet.
He interrupted the boy. "What are you doing, my little one?" he asked. The
boy replied, "I was praying sir." The man seemed surprised and said, "But
why are you reciting the alphabet?" The boy explained, "I don't know any
prayers, sir. But I want God to take care of me, and to help me care for
my sheep. And so I thought, if I said all I knew, He could put the letters
together into words, and He would know all that I want and should say!"
The man smiled and said, "Bless your heart, God will!" And he went on to
church knowing full well that he had heard the finest sermon he could
possibly hear that day.
Never believe the lie that God does not hear prayer. The Lord doesn't look
for eloquence of speech or a life of righteousness in order to hear our
prayers, but rather looks at the intent of the heart that is seeking Him.
We are to come before Him humbly seeking His guidance and direction for our
life and asking the Lord to forgive us of our iniquities and cleanse us
from our unrighteousness. He is a loving and merciful God and will hear
the hearts cry of His children. Be encouraged to seek the Lord daily in
prayer sharing with Him your trials, tribulations, desires, questions,
triumphs and anything else that comes to mind. He is your Father and
desires to be in communion with you. (1 Samuel 16:7) (Isaiah 26:9)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Philippians 4:4-7 "Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful
for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of
God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus."
Matthew 6:5-6 Jesus says, "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the
hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the
corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto
you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy
closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in
secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."
Psalm 105:1-5 "O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon His name: make known
His deeds among the people. Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him: talk ye of
all His wondrous works. Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them
rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD, and His strength: seek His face
evermore. Remember His marvellous works that He hath done; His wonders, and
the judgments of His mouth."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: LIFE IS FRAGILE: HANDLE WITH PRAYER
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Today's Selected Testimony: TRUST IN THE LORD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony62.htm
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry