The Father knows everything you need (Mt 6:8). When you pray, pray in private (Mt 6:6) and pray with few words (Mt 6:7). In this manner pray; Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.(Mt 6:9-13)
Before the first word is uttered in prayer, we must enter into a realization of God. A realization that God is divine, powerful, and loving. If your Master says that, “God knows everything you need” you must trust and let go of worldly thought that impedes your heart's knowledge that God truly knows everything about you.
You and God exist simultaneously in multiple dimensions. His knowledge of you is perfect. Your knowledge of Him is imperfect. There is only one with perfect knowledge of the Father - Jesus.
You and I as imperfect human being beings have one way to greater knowledge and trust in God, the fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord leads us to be humble before God and helps us recognize, as well as perceive, God's omnipotent power.
It induces awe in the soul while mortifying any traces of carnality. The way of the Spirit is gentle, yet powerful. It's nature is cultivated within us when we become relinquished to God and comfortable being in God's plain view.
When we come to the state where our heart and mind are fully at peace with God we have reached trust. Deep transformative trust comes when we have first-hand knowledge of God, and the fear of the Lord opens the door.
Early in the morning, before you begin your day, take time to worship and adore God through the study and meditation of His word. Then close your eyes and come before God as a child before an all-powerful Father.
Spiritually standing before the Father this way will open your spiritual eyes to His grandeur and magnificent splendor. The Father's presence will become more manifest to you, then begin to prayer the Lord's prayer.
Every word you utter in this state of total worship will be uttered without doubt and in complete harmony with your entire being. There will be no disruption in heart or mind, just one thought, one prayer, one moment.
You will receive blessings coming before the Lord this way.
God's boundless spiritual energies are made known to us when we consciously become aware of of Him. Our dominant thought in prayer should be that God is all, and in that recognition we must relinquish ourselves.
This kind of realization elevates our spiritual senses with His presence so we can communicate without hindrance, clarity of mind, and aware. Loving and praying to God meditatively is one of many ways we can glorify God and influence our destiny in life with God.
Magnifying Your Prayer Power
Now look at Jesus’ instruction in preparation for prayer. It is to acknowledge that God knows all things.
The Father knows everything you need (Mt 6:8)
Jesus calls us to acknowledge that God the Father knows all because the mind can be persuaded the by the knowledge of the world rather than the knowledge of God. This requires a relinquishment of carnal thought, preferable through meditation, and the fear of the Lord.
Jesus’ second instruction in preparation for prayer is to seek a private place. We are to reduce the amount of worldly stimulation before we pray.
When you pray, pray in private (Mt 6:6)
Shutting ourselves from the world allows us to enter the deep and private world of God. This helps to increase concentration and lessen distraction. It allows our spiritual eyes to focus on God rather than the world. It makes us more sensitive to God.
Likewise shutting our eyes puts us in a private place with God and prepares us for a spiritual encounter.
The third lesson Jesus taught about prayer is that we should keep it simple.
Pray with few words (Mt 6:7)
When you meditatively stand before God aware of His presence and living power, your words will be minimized. Sometimes a simple "Father bless" is all you'll need.
The enlightened soul of Christ prays with tangible knowledge. It understands, knows, and sees the Spirit of the Lord in constant motion and working in all things. A simple, "Father bless" pronounced by the mouth of the faithful is all that's needed to for God's will to be magnified with greater power.
Similarly God speaks blessings and miracles with few words - "Let there be light."
Our prayer words should imitate the ways of God in the same manner. A few simple words inspired by God in His presence can increase the power of your prayer. Oftentimes a prayer petition can be resolved with four words, “Your will be done”. The be confident and comfortable in the Lord. God agrees with short word prayers like these because it recognizes God's will and power over all, and the most perfect prayer that recognizes God's will and power, is the Lord's prayer.
The Lord's prayer is in fact the most powerful prayer. It is in perfect agreement with God's will and power. Pray it every day. Pray it with love. Pray in the fear of the Lord. And pray it in meditation.
We love you. God bless you. We're praying for you. See you in the kingdom.
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