Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Prayer pt.2

The When of prayer-

The Bible tells us many times when to pray-
Ps.55:17-“all the time”
Matt.5:17-“for our persecutors”
Luke 18:1-“all the time”
1 Thess.5:17-“without ceasing”
James 5:13-“in suffering”

We are told many times to always pray and to pray in our hard times. But there is a distinction between us always talking to God and prayer. Prayer consists of a two way conversation (as I said earlier), so we are not to only talk but also to meditate on the Word of God as well, for that is the way that God talks to us. As is read in Prov. 28:9-“If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.” If we only talk to God and never listen to what He has to say, our prayers our nothing. In Ecc. 5:2 “Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.” Also in James 1:19 “let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak…” why else did God gives us two ears and one mouth. There always has to be a balance. We are to pray without ceasing (that’s the when of prayer) but also to keep in mind that prayer is a two way conversation.


Aaron Sleadd said...

Preach it, Sister!!!
HAHA! (joking)
Hey, those are really good! It's always really humbling, for me, when I think about the blessing of prayer. It makes me grateful and thankful.

How many parts are there?

Kaila Anderson said...

Oh dear...I hope that's not everyone impression.
There are 4 pts.

Aaron Sleadd said...

No, it doesn't give that impression. I was just saying how I felt.