Release the power of God in prayer

People have many thoughts about God and many are not necessarily true. If Tozer's statement is correct and our thinking about God is wrong, then the most important thing about us is just as wrong. Basic reasoning about God can lead us to live in fear and guilt, tempting others to think about God in the same way.

What we think about prayer says a lot about what we think about God. When we think that prayer-egg is the tool to get something from God, our view of God is reduced to a heavenly wish-box. When we try to do business with God, then God becomes our business man who is open to negotiation and does not keep to agreements and promises. When we view prayer as a kind of appeasement and reconciliation, God is petty and arbitrary and must be satisfied with our offerings before doing anything for us. All these views bring God down to our level and reduce him to someone who has to think and act as we do - a God made in our image. Another belief about prayer is when we (correctly) pray, we would release God's power in our lives and in the world. We seem to hold God back and even block him from acting if we do not pray properly or put sin in our way. Not only does this thought paint a peculiar image of a god shackled by mightier forces, but it is also a great burden on our shoulders. We are responsible if the person we prayed for is not cured and it is our fault if someone has a car accident. We feel responsible if things do not happen that we desire and desire. The focus is no longer on God, but on the worshiper, changing prayer into a selfish endeavor.

The Bible talks about disability prayer in the context of marriage (1, Petr 3,7), but not to God, but to us because, because of our feelings, it is often difficult for us to pray.God does not wait for us to choose the right ones Prayers speak for him to act. He is not the father who withholds good from his children until they have spoken the "magic little word," as a father waits to hear from his child "please" and "thank you." God loves to hear our prayers. He listens and acts with each and every one of us, regardless of whether or not we get the answer we want.

As we grow in our knowledge of God's grace, so does our view of Him. As we learn more about him, we need to be careful not to interpret everything we hear about him as the ultimate truth, but to test statements about God, the truth of the Bible. It is important to be aware that false assumptions about God predominate in popular and Christian culture and disguise themselves as alleged truths.

In summary:

God loves to hear our prayers. He does not care if we use the right words. He gave us the gift of prayer so that we could come into contact with him, through Jesus, in the Holy Spirit.

by Tammy Tkach

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