There are many sayings today about prayer, such as: “The power of the Christian is in prayer”. I would add that a well-trained Christian with the Bible and the frequent use of prayer is in a very good direction.
Prayer should be something we do frequently, Jesus Himself said: “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation”. Definitely prayer is a weapon that every Christian must possess and at the same time it is something that we will always have a great struggle with. Remember when Jesus said to His disciples: “So you could not watch with me one hour?” (Matthew 26:40).
Many new believers ask themselves: “How to pray?”. And it is strangely that in the churches people are not taught to pray, and that is why many people make incorrect prayers before God and all this because they do not know how to pray. Did you know that in several versicles from the Bible Jesus taught us the correct way to pray? And today we are going to study an appointment where Jesus told us about prayer:
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
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.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Jesus in these verses expresses prayer as something totally private, I mean, as something that is not to show greatness, as to make men praise us for our prayers full of fervor and good lexicon, rather, prayer is the opportunity to speak directly with God, to tell Him our problems, to bring before Him our causes and sometimes beyond all this, simply to be silent before Him and to contemplate His beauty.
Leonard Ravenhill said: “Prayer is a window into eternity.” This is so dear brothers, prayer alone with God is one of the greatest experiences we can enjoy as Christians.
Jesus has taught us in these verses that prayer is only about throwing our crowns before the only one who is great and worthy, it is not a scene where we try to impress God or make the false attempt that men notice that we know how to pray.
This is one of the teachings that Jesus gives us about prayer, we hope that in one way or another these words have served to build communion with the Lord.