As we discover what prayer is over the next several days, it’s important to know what prayer is not.
Prayer is NOT a magic spell.
You can’t get God to answer you by saying a particular chant, reading from a prayer book, or screaming it from the top of your lungs.
Prayer is simply talking to God. Remember? It’s about using your words.
Jesus said this about the importance of our words in prayer.
“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!” (Matthew 6:7-8)
Do your words matter in prayer? Absolutely! But your words aren’t a way to twist God’s arm. He’s not up in heaven thinking, “Man, you only said that prayer 99 times. I would have answered if you said it 100.”
Guess what? God doesn’t want to hear you babble. He wants to listen to your heart.
God already knows what you need. So, it’s no surprise to him when you bring your needs before him. He want’s your lips to speak what your heart is saying.
Jesus said, “What you say flows from what is in your heart.” (Luke 6:45)
So here’s my challenge for you today. Don’t worry about what you say in prayer. Just pray from your heart. That’s what God wants to hear.
Day 3 Prayer Verse:
A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart. Luke 6:45
Day 3 Prayers:
- Whatever is on your heart today, big or small, pray that.
- Pray for peace in our country.
- Pray for our online platforms. Ask God to help us be successful in that mission field.
How Can We Pray For You?
Do you have a prayer need? Let us know and our team will pray for you.