Man can pray at any stage in his spiritual development. The mercy of God is eternally receptive to every word uttered by a soul seeking resolution from its divine source.
Our effort, or desire, to commune with God through prayer transfers thoughts, or the desires of the heart, into the realms of God. Whether in worship or distress, in petition or praise, the soul’s natural inclination is to ascend in thought toward God.
The inner knowledge that God listens to in prayer is embedded in the soul the moment it becomes realized by God, and the motivation to ascend in prayer in thought comes from the very nature of God within us. This is the reason why most people, even unbelievers, intuitively seek God in their time of need.
The soul is acutely aware that it exists within God’s supreme understanding. We were designed by God’s eternal wisdom to exist within His omniscient knowledge so that we can be continually observed and interacted with. Our existence is constantly witnessed by God. Nothing escapes Him because all exists by Him, for Him, and through Him.
Here’s an error in prayer. Most prayers are instructions to God rather than revealed knowledge lovingly expressed in communion with God. Communion with God is uplifting awareness of God’s divine nature and ways, expressed in love through our prayer. It is Godly thought spoken within God’s will, or God’s cultivated word in us.
A disciple’s view of creation’s destiny is the same as his Master’s if the disciple is wholly consecrated as a divine vessel. Together God and a disciple can speak words revealed in the heavenly realms of the Spirit. God's creative prayer words exist so humanity can express God’s divine purpose on earth. Spoken by the willing vessel they are expressions of powerful Godly thought manifested in the physical realm.
Without the difficulties of life we would not have the need to reach for divine revelation, or the need to develop a more perfect relationship with God. God decreed that we must travel on this road of life in sin and death so we can grow through hardship and tribulation.
The ways of God cannot be improved upon nor can they be changed. God decreed that a soul should travel on this road of life so it can dwell with Him later more developed and perfected in understanding. For this reason all situations in life are designed to help us grow higher and deeper with God. The blessed ways of God’s word and commandments in the Bible when faithfully observed and practiced helps us to apply His living word in action as prayer. A life cultivated in this way allows God’s light to grow in us more intensely (Jn 14:23, Mt 16:22), an indispensable spiritual quality in overcoming the ways of sin and death.
At first glance this might seem as an encroachment on our free will. But it isn’t. God created the earth as a place where man has complete freedom to choose between good and evil. By choosing good we become a more like God, a fit vessel shaped in His spiritual likeness. This course of action strengthens in adversity and His presence in us grows to overcome all things by our own freewill, while expanding our experiential knowledge of His universe.
By our own free will we choose to express the divine thought by His word or the lowest depths of evil. A man or woman will manifest the fruit of thought in speech and action, and thought is affected by what is cultivated within us. The mind is moved to act by will-power and if we willingly move ourselves to absorb God's word, the quality of our inner life will change and we will be motivated by divine inspiration rather than the carnal.
The quality of our inner life determines our destiny with God. Very few enter a life guided by the narrow path of God’s word, instead the broad road of the world is frequently walked upon. For this reason the mouth of God in Jesus Christ instructed us to pray. Without effective prayer we become like a ship without a direction. Effective spiritual words aligned with God's will can help guide, and discipline, our amazing mental, emotional, and spiritual powers God endowed us with, and the Lord’s prayer is a revelation of God’s perfect will in prayer. It takes into account every stage of spiritual development and considers His desire for us to ascend into higher levels of knowledge for the existence to come.
Thus the Lord expounded with language from heaven the most powerful prayer to effectively move us in the will of God. Close your eyes, still your mind, revere God with your entire being, and meditatively 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. (Matthew 6:5-15)
The Lord will bless those who fearfully and lovingly press themselves into His presence. This kind of worship cannot be faked and can only be brought about in spirit and in truth. You will blessed when you relinquish every thought and carnal inclination in the fear and love of the Lord. When you do this His presence with bless you with peace, love, protection, and divine providence.
Get started today. Take a few moments each day to meditate on the Lord's prayer. Come before the Lord with love and trembling and you more of God.
God bless you. We're praying for you. See you in the kingdom.