After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)
Jesus Christ did not want the disciples of his day and those of today to pray amiss so he gave a format for prayer. First of all, you need to acknowledge God as your Father; meaning you need to have a personal relationship with him. Secondly, worship and praise him, and welcome his presence. Thirdly, ask his will to be done in your life as it is in heaven. Fourthly, ask for your pressing need especially your daily provision. Fifthly, forgive all who have wronged you and ask God to also forgive you for your sins. Sixthly, pray for his power of deliverance from evil and temptation. Finally, ascribe praise unto him. When we about to pray we should have all these at the back of our mind, especially worship/praise, and thanksgiving before our request; as we do these in faith and receive in faith every prayer we make will be made in joy and we will not miss prayer services in our church. Dear beloved, do you pray according to Christ’s standard? Share your comments here!