A lot of us wonder when, where and for what should we pray? I would like to suggest a few things that might be helpful to you and me. Pray early in the day, because the more time that lapses, the harder it is to take time to pray.
Mark 1:35 "And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
Pray alone, it is important that we be alone in our private prayer, it is hard to concentrate on our conversation with God when others are around.
Luke 5:16 "And He withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed."
Pray with passion or strong emotion. If we pray with strong emotion it is indeed a sign that we are sincere in our conversation with God. Jesus prayed with strong passion and emotion when He was in Gethsemane.
Luke 22:41,42 "And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, saying,'Father, if thou be will, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done."
We need to pray for guidance, otherwise what will happen to us during the day if we go through the day without His guidance.
Psalms 27:11 "Teach me Thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path..."
We must pray that His will, will be done in our lives, we must pray like Jesus prayed, 'Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven'. This is the Lord's prayer.
Psalms 143:10 "Teach me to do Thy will; for thou art my God; thy spirit is good; lead me in to the land of uprightness."
We must pray in faith and believe that He hears us and will answer according to His will and His word.
Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."
In conclusion we must pray early in the day and be alone so as to be able to concentrate on our prayers. We should pray with strong passion or emotion as Jesus prayed in Gethsemane. If we have some trial or need, it can be our need and trial or someone dear to us, we need to be passionate about it when we pray. I pray in tears lots of times because of things and people dear to my heart. Then we need to pray for guidance each day so that we are living in His will. And pray that His will be done in our lives and then pray in faith, we must believe that He is and rewards those who come to Him in faith. This study has meant a lot to me and given me courage to keep my relationship with Him ongoing. It is so very important for us to stay in His presence.
God wants us to be successful in our walk with Him. Don't you agree. Grandma Joan