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Prayer in Practice where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted and supplication is made.  Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian. It is the exercise of faith and hope. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility and claiming dependence upon God.

Matthew 7:7

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you

When one takes the posture of prayer it is a sign of great humility because it is in this act we recognize there is someone greater than us, and we need his help. Prayer is so much more than just asking God to do stuff for us, to bless us, to open doors for us.

But prayer in practice, no matter what the reason, we all have experienced rushing prayer. Sometimes I find it easier to understand spiritual things by comparing them to the natural. So if we are talking about practicing someone’s presence. we can look at the relationship between a husband and wife.

Also in prayer, we can talk to God but all the while our minds and hearts. Hence knowing this feeling in my times of on-purpose prayer becomes the most bombarded with my to-do list. I have learned over the years not to view prayer as a chore or work. . Therefore prayer will become more of a delight for us all.

Struggle with prayer because we don’t have all the right words. Similarly in God’s presence  you can share your heart in your own words in prayer.

“Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet.” E. M. Bounds

Matthew 6:6

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

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