Don’t just say it, pray it!
The Lord’s Prayer can be equated to the common denominator of all Christian churches. Hands down, it is the greatest and most powerful prayer ever written.
Your Practice: Copy each line on a blank page and contemplate on its meaning.
Example: Hallowed Be Thy Name
Jesus is explaining the true nature of God. Hallowed, in Old English means: holy, whole, wholesome. We can readily see that the nature of God is complete and good. Therefore, God will only cause or send good to us.
The ancients prayed this all-powerful prayer 12-15 times without ceasing. You can tap into your goodness by praying The Lord’s Prayer, with feeling and passion.
#2. Call on His Name
If you’re ever in a jam, you can call on I AM.
People have reported miraculous results, simply by calling out “Jehovah” (Old Testament), “Jesus Christ” (New Testament) and “I AM THAT I AM” (God speaking to Moses from burning bush).
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM – Exodus 3:14
Your Practice: Declare Jehovah, Jesus Christ or I AM THAT I AM repeatedly.
#3. Powerful Prayers of Gratitude
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ concerning you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
When was the last time you took a moment in your crazy-busy day to thank God? God smiles when you voice your appreciation.
Your prayers of praise and thanksgiving to God welcomes His presence in all your life circumstances.
Your Practice: Start a prayer journal. Jot down reasons you are grateful to God. Tell Him in prayer.
#4 – Powerful Prayers of Refusal
Just pray “no”!
Even the rare person, who is a bit familiar with prayers of refusal a.k.a. denial, probably doesn’t know when or how to use them.
You have the right to refuse people, places and things that are not in your highest good. Pray “no” to: addiction, mean bosses, worry, fear, unreasonable spouses, etc.
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. – Matthew 5:37
When tragedy or trauma overwhelms you, when you bottom-out, burn-out, just cry out “no” and God will hear you.
Your Practice: Pray something similar in your own words: “I refuse to accept this experience as essential, permanent or good.”
#5 – Silent Prayers
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. – Matthew 6:6
In the beginning, including silent prayer in your practice is difficult… yet immensely rewarding. It’s difficult because your mind tends to wander. Practice training your mind to be still about 10 minutes in the beginning. Every time a distracting thought occurs, tell it silently to “go away, I’ll think you later”.
The idea is to feel the presence of God, in your room.
Your Practice: Get comfortable and think a word or short phrase, again and again. For instance: love and light, Jesus Christ, Jehovah, God is love.
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We wish you a prayer-full life. Prayer is a precious gift. You can’t use it up or wear it out. May your prayers become as essential to you as oxygen.