I read something this morning that really caused me to pause for a moment. When I pray am I filtering my prayer through the death burial and Resurrection?
The biggest thing for me is not to be asking for God to do something that he’s already done through the death, burial and Resurrection.
Matthew 6:33-34 but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you
I have to remember there is no exact formula to prayer. I have to remember that Jesus taught me how to pray. He also taught me what not to pray for.
Mat 6:25-27 (ESV Strong’s)
Do Not Be Anxious
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Experiencing peace comes with trusting Him as our provider
2 Peter 1:3 (ESV Strong’s)
3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,
When I think about this last passage, that I have all things that pertain to life and godliness it really changes the way I look at prayer and how I should pray. I mean He knows all my needs and He promises to provide.
A New perspective. Get used to different.