Effective prayer: How to…

Prayer is communing with God and if it is without sincere desire or soul or Spirit in it then it is a fruitless prayer. Many have been persistently taught that prayer consists in asking God for some personal need we have lost. This kind of prayer only turns one into praying beggar.prayer

God is Spirit in whom we “live, and move, and have our being.” We are the offspring of this Spirit hence we are capable of making conscious contact with Him by turning our attention away from material things and thinking about Spirit.

Prayer is more than just asking God for help in this physical world but it is the opening up in our soul to commune with Him. This is seeking first his kingdom and all things are added to us in this attitude.

The Bible tells about the many times Jesus Christ separated Himself to pray. “Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” (Mathew 26:36). I took a moment to ask myself that if Jesus Christ took time to pray, how much for us?

Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees aligning himself with the Father. This is an good example of an effective.

Jesus taught about prayer saying: “And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily they have their reward” (Mathew 6:5). This is just telling us that God will not answer this kind of hypocritical prayer but explained further on answered prayer. Mathews 6:6 reads: “But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly. The word closet does not mean a physical closet, but draw within your inner man by disconnect yourself from everything else material to enjoy Him in the Holy of Holies. This means that you are not praying a prayer for show, but making God’s interests your own, which assures that He will also make our interest His own.

Take note that you can fast 40 days, cry day and night wanting God to do something to your situation; but unless you understand how to pray in the secret place your mountain will remain standing refusing to move and be cast into the sea. God seeks a personal relationship with you and that communion is expressed in prayer. You talk and wait upon him by being still to hear Him talk back. If do not learn how to pray, all so called prayers are nothing but rumblings before Him.

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Chims
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@Popano, I think what they are doing is teach the people not the way you are looking at it. Remember that God also said My people are perishing because of lack of knowledge. Better to be told even though it may scare me than to live in ignorance.

Fathara
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MWINA NTHAWI ZINA SINDIMALEMBA ZOKOMELA ENA PEPANI MUNGONDI KHULULUKILA.

wish you well
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I am overwhelmed with the positive response/comments on this article. I thank God for the grace. Nyasa times continue publishing articles of this nature. You may identify Men of God who would be contributing to a column dedicated to Spiritual/God issues like this articles. I am telling you, you will be blessed beyond measure, trust me.

popapo
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But God is Love and I believe if you do not know how to pray he will still answer you, perhaps the most important thing is faith in him. Please do not scare people because in the process of praying in this case wrongly, you might commune with your God. Through practise you perfect your art not so?

H Kamdidi
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There is this prayer; 3 day novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel! It is also effective for those in need. Try it, it works

Fathara
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A Mlolo PALI MULUNGU TATE, MWANA NDI NZIMU WOYELA. ZONSEZI ZIMAYIMILILA MULUNGU. SOPANO NZIMU WOYELA NDIWUMENE MULUNGU TATE AMAWUGWILISA KWAMBILI NTCHITO KWA MUNTHU POYAKHULA NAYE. MWACHISANZO MUNTHU AKUNVA MUNTIMA MWAKE VOICE IMENE IKUMUWUZA KUTI -PITA UKABE- UMENEWOTU NDI NZIMU WA SATANA. NDIYE MUNTHU YEMWEYO PAKUBWELA VOICE INA IKUMUWUZA KUTI -USABE KUBA NDIKUCHIMWA- UMENEWU NDI NZIMU WOYELA. SOPANO UKAKHALA KUTI IWEYO SUNAMULANDILE YESU KUKHALA MULUNGU NDI MPULUMUSI WAKO VOICE IMENEYI SUMAYINVA KWAMBILI. VOICE IMENE IWEYO UMAYINVA KWAMBILI IMAKHALA YA SATANA IJA IMENE IMAKUWUZA KUTI UKABE IJA. KOMA UKAKHALA KUTI UNALANDILA YESU MA VOICE ABWINO NDIYAMENE AMANVELA KWAMBILI. CHIFUKWA CHAKUTI YESU UJA… Read more »
Murray
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Amen…. zofunika izi. Prayer is commucating with God. Not just begging. Praising, Glorifying him, worshiping him. He needs all these….

Kikikiki
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Surely Prayer does not change God. He’s God and will never change. But it will only change things. So let’s commune more with the greater one who lives in us than the one who lives,in the world. Glory!

Mlolo
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AKHALA BWANJI MULUNGU NZIMU KOMANSO SATANA NZIMUNSO kumacgita kuti zonsezi ndi zolengedwa za iye mwini?????a khristu anzanga mulunga safanana ndi chilichonse mu zolengedwa zache.afathara don’t mislead the ship s of God.mukasowatu choyankha pa tsiku lachiweluzo anthu osewa akunena zoti ndi inu amene munawasochrretsa.

Kenkkk
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It seems We are all united in God but sadly we tend to forget about this unity when it comes to issues such as tribalism, nepotism, corruption, inequalities, etc.

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