Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.’”
5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 7 And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
PRAYER WORKS ~
Prayer is talking to God and seeking him. A real friend listens and talks to us. God is a father who cares far more than we might realize. He does listen and he does answer prayers. Maybe your prayers aren't answered the way you think, but God works in different ways. He heals us through medicine, doctors and instantly. That instantly is called a miracle. A miracle can happen and I've seen many. I would like to share that prayer is really talking to God. Others have told me but I can't pray like ....and then they name a name. You aren't suppose to pray like someone else, you are suppose to be you and just talk to God. I remember in younger years, I made prayer hard. I used to say, that Terry prays for an hour, but I can only pray five minutes and have included everybody I know. Then I realized, I'm not suppose to pray like anyone but me. No matter what, I have seen prayer work!
My prayers are daily with you, your family and friends. I'm thanking God for answers prayers this day and everyday of life. I hope you do too.