How to pray and How not to pray.
THIS STUDY IS NOT INTENDED TO BE PIOUS OR RELIGIOUS and in fact it is the opposite and you will find this study is against everything religion has taught you on "how to pray".
I understand and agree that "HOW YOU PRAY" is a very personal thing BUT we can all learn something new as iron sharpens iron so please indulge me as I give you my inspiration on this HUGE subject.
Above all when you pray have respect FOR and reverence FOR your Creator Yahweh who knows whats best for you..
Before we go into the study please take a minute and consider WHO AND WHAT little old you and me are praying to::
Yahwehs immense creation.
WHO DO WE WORSHIP?
The immense universe spoken into being includes our galaxy called the milky way which is 200 light years wide with trillions x trillions of stars and a small sun which gives life to earth.
Outside our galaxy is the greater universe which includes multi trillions of galaxies some millions of times bigger than ours and some of the suns in it are billions of times bigger than ours.
IF the greater universe was represented in sand then it would be the size of our earth and our galaxy would just be a single grain of sand.
That is how immense the creation is and all spoken into being by THE CREATOR.
NOW THAT IS AN AWESOME CREATOR don't you think AND He needs a better name than the "generic" and "own brand" name God that the pagans Romans have used for thousands of years and the lower case christians use?
As you grow in your understanding and into a deep relationship with Yahweh The Creator you will understand that calling HIM a God is an insult because there are thousands of gods and ONLY ONE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS...
POINTS TO CONCIDER BEFORE YOU PRAY ::
This could be an exhaustive list and then it would just become religious and prayer should NEVER be religious or done with candles and religious items it should be an honest and earnest conversation between you and your Spiritual Father and ALL prayer should be personal and is not meant to be shared with others.
REMEMBER Yahweh wants an intimate and personal relationship with YOU and Loves to hear from YOU opening your heart to Him in an honest way.
You DO NOT need two or more to pray with you because if you are alone in the middle of nowhere it is YOU the Father wants to hear from.
THE ONLY REASON two or more are gathered together in prayer IS FOR CHURCH DISCIPLINE of people who are involved in abuse so that they can be BOUND and stopped Matthew chapter 18 from the start will explain ..
Please do not use "God".
POINTS TO REMEMBER ABOUT PRAYING::
...1/ Please choose a name that gives glory honor and praise to THE CREATOR!
I use His Hebrew name "YAHWEH" but you can use any of the many names for our Wonderful Powerful and Mighty CREATOR.
...2/ Yeshua / Jesus said at the start of his prayer "OUR FATHER" and he was including himself in "OUR" Father. So remember pray to no one else except THE FATHER / YAHWEH the one who is in heaven.
...3/ When Yeshua made his "OUR FATHER" prayer we must remember is was still the Old Testament because Yeshua had not yet died for our sin and "RAISED" by Yahweh.
...4/ Today in the New Testament Yeshua is OUR intercessor and so we must include him and his name in our prayers to "THE FATHER".
...5/ Before we get into our prayers we must repent of continued sin.
Yeshua died for your sins up to the time you were saved BUT NOT for your continued sin YOU MUST repent for your continued sin and never assume the blood of the Lamb covers what you continue to do after you made him your Lord BECAUSE IT DOES NOT.
YOU CANNOT PLEAD THE BLOOD TWICE YOU MUST REPENT OF CONTINUED SIN !
6/ The blood of the Lamb covers YOUR PAST SIN and trying to use the blood for YOUR CONTINUED SIN is demonic because you are trying crucify Yeshua over and over again.
...7/ You can ONLY be saved ONCE and you can ONLY use the blood of Yeshua ONCE because after that you are putting Yeshua to public shame a second time.
4 For it is IMPOSSABLE for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age—
6 and then have fallen away— to be restored again to repentance, because they themselves are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to open shame.
Hebrews 6 is talking about people who were absolutly saved and knew 100% that the Holy Spirit lived in them BUT sadly today most people fall away because they were never saved in the first place so if you have fallen away talk to Father and ask for repentance and you will recieve it.
8/ The Creator will always answer and cover ALL your "SPIRITUAL" requests in prayer FIRST.
Your SPIRITUAL needs are 1/ power over sin 2/ power over the devil 3/ that you might be holy, sanctified, justified and sealed that brings you to being "RIGHTEOUS"
The Bible tell us we can call Yahweh Abba Father and that you are a son of Yahweh.
RIGHTEOUSNESS = Your ability to stand in the presence of The Creator without feeling any sense of guilt or shame.
9/ Once you are "RIGHTEOUS" ALL OTHER MATERIAL THINGS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU BUT ONLY if it is the Will of The Father.
Material things are what YOU want BUT not always what YOU need and Father Yahweh will never give YOU what will or could hurt YOU.
...10/ To be free from sin and holy is what Yahweh wants you to have FREE so that you are blessed in life and under His protection until you reach His Kingdom.
...11/ ALL prayer should be done in PRIVATE so that YOU will receive the answer IN PRIVATE in a way that will be personal to YOU and that YOU will fully understand.
Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
....12/ When YOU openly pray in public for YOUR needs OR the needs of others YOU are just being a hypocrite and the only reward YOU will get is the praise of the pagans YOU are praying with.
DO NOT use printed or religious prayers were you just repeat the "our Father" over and over BECAUSE that is babble and YOU are nothing but a pagan WHO THINKS you will be heard.
Matthew 6:7 And when you pray do not use vain repetitions and empty phrases as the pagans do, because they think they will be heard for all the repeated words they use..
...13/ At the start and end of our prayers we must establish with Yahweh The Father that we believe in the finished and complete work of The Son Yeshua..
9 IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PRAYER
NEVER EVER PRAY with a person for there health healing or well being UNLESS you are inspired by Yahweh to do so. BECAUSE if the prayer does not come true YOU are making THE CREATOR look fake powerless and foolish.
There is always one demon in church who thinks he has the gift of healing BUT 99.999999 % of the time he makes himself and the CREATOR look foolish and BAD ..
SO DONT DO IT unless you are told to by "inspiration" of the MOST HIGH YAHWEH..
IN FACT NEVER EVER pray for anything with anyone that is NOT the Will of Yahweh and that you absolutely have been "inspired" by Yahweh to pray for THAT situation.
Dont EVER be a religious fool praying over peoples NEEDS who you have NOT been TOLD to pray for..
Yes we should lift our brothers and sisters in prayer to Yahweh BUT ONLY IN PRIVATE otherwise you look religious pious and if the prayer DOES NOT come true it proves YOU are pagan..
Christians need to stop planing church with peoples lives.
Praying IS NOT a game and the devil is standing by to counterfeit your answers so that in the last day YOU COULD be the one who will say to Yahweh "LORD LORD did I not do great things in your name ? And Yahweh will reply "DEPART FROM ME I DID NOT KNOW YOU""
PRAYING IS NOT A GAME so STOP playing Church with peoples lives. DO NOT PRAY OVER ANYONE UNLESS YOU ARE "INSPIRED" OR "TOLD TO" BY YAHWEH = THE CREATOR.
DO NOT MAKE THE CREATOR LOOK LIKE A POWERLESS FAKE IN FRONT OF ANYONE ESPECIALLY THE devil..
The Creator Yahweh IS NOT a bell hop
IS NOT a vending machine
IS NOT a sugar daddy and
DOES NOT have a magic wand.
SALVATION IS FREE
FREEDOM FROM SIN IS FREE
EVERYTHING ELSE MUST BE BOUGHT / PURCHASED WITH ""RIGHTEOUSNESS""
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
DO NOT listen to demonic churches who teach YOU are what YOU believe or Believe and YOU will receive because if YOU believe getting answers from pray has anything to do with YOU then you are pagan because it leaves no room for THE WILL OF THE FATHER.
YES we must believe BUT NOT as a magic wand to get what ever YOU want.
There is no YOU in doing the Will of the Father and even Yeshua said "NOT MY WILL BUT YOUR WILL BE DONE" ...
A BIBLICAL SUGGESTION ON HOW TO START EVERY PRAYER:: **This start to your prayer will Tell Father you need His help with continued sin.
Asking for fellowship THROUGH the son Yeshua establishes with Yahweh that you have made Yeshua / Jesus the son your Lord (Romans 10:9) and that Yeshua / Jesus is your intercessor (1 Timothy 2:5)**
"Father Yahweh I ask for forgiveness for my continued sin and for any way I might have offended You. PLEASE convict me of continued sin daily so that I can STOP and PLEASE give me power over the sin that keeps me from your presence. Yahweh Father I now ask for fellowship WITH YOU through your son Yeshua!"
You can now make your requests known and start your prayers....
Ask Yahweh to prove Himself to you.
PRAYING FOR "FAITH" OR HOW TO BELIEVE IN THE CREATOR ::
....It might sound strange but you can ask Yahweh to prove Himself to you because He understands that in this dark pagan world it is often hard to see or even consider or believe in a Creator who loves you and wants to see you blessed.
(Judges 6:33- 40) Remember Gideon from the Bible was a scared man who was threshing his wheat indoors which was silly because wheat should be trashed outdoors so that the chaff can be blown away with the wind. So Gideon asked Yahweh to prove Himself before Gideon would believe in Him AND WAIT Gideon asked Yahweh to prove Himself to Gideon TWICE and Yahweh did...
Soon all the fear was gone from Gideon and he got so confident that he went on to lead an army for Yahweh..
Yahweh will also do the same for you and answer you in a way that ONLY you will understand a personal way JUST between you and Him..
We can enter Heaven with sickness in our body but not with sin!
THE MAIN REQUEST IN EVERY PRAYER SHOULD BE :: Absolute POWER OVER SIN""
Yeshua died and was raised so that BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE HEALED OF OUR SIN IN ALL ITS FORMS!
Isaiah 53:5 But HE WAS WOUNDED for our TRANSGRESSIONS (REBELLION SINS) , HE WAS BRUISED for our INIQUITIES (MORAL SINS): the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed (OF OUR REBELLION AND MORAL SINS !!)
Isaiah 53: 6 says Yahweh laid on Yeshua the iniquity (SIN) of us all
Isaiah 53;8 says for the TRANSGRESSION (SIN) of my people Yeshua (Jesus) was killed Isaiah
53:10 goes on to say Yeshua was an OFFERING FOR OUR SIN , The whole of Isaiah 53 speaks about the torment and horror Yeshua went through to save YOU FROM SIN..
A SUGGESTION ON HOW TO END EVERY PRAYER ::
...Yeshua said "what ever you ask THE FATHER ask it in MY NAME by doing that you establish with the Father that Yeshua is NOT THE FATHER and you are making it clear to Yahweh The Father that you believe in the life and times of the Son Yeshua and that Yeshua is NOT GOD or The Creator!
We must remember it is very important to the Father that we believe in the life and times of Yeshua the son and to show the Father that we believe in Yeshua / Jesus and so there is no better way to end a prayer or request to the Father by recognising the finished work of the son at the end of our prayers by saying "I ask this in the name of your son Yeshua" and that proves to Yahweh that you DO NOT believe that Yeshua / Jesus is God or The Creator..
BE WARNED::: IF YOU BELIEVE JESUS IS GOD THEN YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED BY THE DEVIL !!
So NEVER pray to Yeshua / Jesus.
ALWAYS PRAY TO THE FATHER AND ASK FOR THE ANSWER IN THE NAME OF THE SON YESHUA !
....If you dont know what to pray for in a certain situation simply pray "May Yahwehs Will be done.
Please do not make your prayers religious.
Please believe there is power is praying like an adult and believing like a child.
Make your prayers intimate and personal with reverence and respect done with an honest and earnest heart.
Dont be afraid to tell Yahweh exactly how you feel and show him how sad angry or frustrated you are with life because HE WILL UNDERSTAND after all he has the man Yeshua sitting next to Him who lived on this sin filled earth MAKING INTERSESSION FOR YOU and explaining your case.