Pray with Simplicity

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And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat?  

Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.  

The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They’re full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling techniques for getting what you want from God. Don’t fall for that nonsense. This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Matt 6:5-13

Remember, prayer is just communication with God. So what’s the motivation behind your prayer? Are you asking God to do what He has commanded you to do?

 

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4 thoughts on “Pray with Simplicity”

  1. You mean we don’t need graphs and flow-charts??
    … great reminder. Simple and honest is best.

    1. Yes Mitch, this is The Message.
      I like the ‘ease and simplicity’ of the interpretation, without losing the message. (There’s usually not much that needs to be expounded on).

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