Spirit and Truth: Are You REALLY Praying?

So this year, I want to bring you regular posts. In my mind I want like to say I will post once a day (at least) but only God knows how frequent I will be in all honesty.

But for now, I will do my best to bring you a scripture, quote, tip or random musing as often as possible. Today’s random musing is on how NOT to pray. I hope you enjoy…!

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

-John 4:24

The beauty of prayer is in it’s uniqueness.

There is no formula, no script, no conventional way to pray. But one of the worst things a person can do is try to force it, or try to force someone to pray. Prayer cannot be dictated, but sadly this is a mistake many parents make when dealing with their children. Too many parent try to force feed a blueprint for prayer, without allowing room for liberty, freedom and personal choice.

I personally cannot stand monotonous prayers, as I see it as a low form of prayer – one where the individual is not even attempting to connect with the words of what they are saying, and therefore have no heart in the prayer.

Don’t get me wrong, we each have our own individual style for prayer, and it may involve following a certain structure for prayer, praise, bible reading, speaking in tongues etc. But there is a another form of prayer that is detached, one does not engage the listener (and we should ask ourselves whether it is engaging God?)

Real prayer requires spirit and truth.

In these “false prayer moments” the person is simply reflecting their own current prayer status. A person who does not prayer regularly or perhaps prays the same way every day will not engage with anyone.

S.

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