Prayer is the most purest, perfect and powerful way that we use to communicate with our God. This is a time where we are able to plead, ask, request, repent and fellowship with God.
Unfortunately Prayer has become such a norm in daily Christian lives, as it should be, but has also become a vague, meaningless, purposeless, revengeful and heretic practice. With phrases such as “Back to Sender “and also praying “in the name and in the blood of Jesus”. We are using prayer as an attack on our enemies or a witch’s wand at our disposal for our egotistical gain.
There is no longer a sense of awe, truth and Spiritual fulfilment, reason being we have silenced the Holy Spirit for the fear of him convicting us against our wants. That’s why we pray these days, to demand, decree and bind so that our own power may be seen beyond the power of God. The authenticity of prayer has moved from being a meaningful God to child fellowship into being a man to men show off of eloquent words and long pleas. It is no longer about a deep connection between God and child, but rather the public spectacle of being loud and professing spiritual woes.
What does the Bible say about Praying? We need to be steadfast in prayer (col. 4:2). We need to pray in the Spirit (Eph. 6:18). We need to be forgiving in prayer (Mark 11:25). We need to pray without anger or quarrelling (1st Tim. 2:8). We need to be faithful in prayer (James 5 13-16). Personal prayer should be private (Matt. 6:5-6)
Be reminded Oh Child of God, not to lose hope, heart and or meaning of the relationship you have with God through prayer. The Bible beckons us to never to cease Prayer, but to continually do so in all things and through all circumstances (1st Thess. 5:17).