Do you believe in miracles? is your faith enough? is God answering your prayers?
Well today I feel like to talk about the essence of a prayer, what does it has to have and how it has to be done. I may not know a lot about bible or any religious information of such topic, but I guess, all it takes to know is a heart full of faith. Lets start first on knowing the meaning of a prayer, if you'll google it here's what you gonna get,
I myself prays a lot and each prayer I feel a step closer to him and for me, prayer is merely a conversation of us, humans to God. Within it, we talk to him about some matters, we sometimes whine about life, we thank, we apologize and mostly we ask for a lot of things.
Now, how do we suppose to pray? do we have to do rituals? pray the rosary? or cast the "our father" prayer? we sure has a lot of ways to pray, some would visit churches and walk by their knees, some were having offerings, some pray on saints, some often go in religious events and some just talk, but what is the real process of praying? well I bet we may find millions of suggestions with various people but for me? there is no such standards or anything about prayer as long as you does it full heartedly and with devotion and strong faith it was heard.
What are the things it must have or the content of a prayer?, on my opinion there are three basic things a prayer has to have which is the following
Gratitude- There are tons of things we have to be thankful about, no matter how rough our lives been there will always be. The fact the we are still waking up each morning was already a blessing given by God and so are the rest. And prayer is the best chance to show appreciation to God and it must definitely be included on prayers.
Apology- There are few things that we are very much certain here in our world and one of that is the fact that we are all sinners. We do a lot of thing in our daily lives and mistakes and sins were all a part of it. God is a forgiver but how can we claim forgiveness if were not asking for it?. You have to confess to God all the sins you have done and even there nothing particular you just have to say sorry. But along with this apology it would not be whole without repentance. Change and condemnation of sin has to come after each apology otherwise it was useless.
Wishes- It was quite saddening because we remember to pray when we are in need of something, we pray when were worried, when were sick, or whenever things got rough but when everything turned okay we forget. Wishes is also a must have within a prayer. According to the bible, Mathew 7:7 "Ask, and it shall be given to you: seek ans you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you". God may have know everything but we just have to have the initiative and you just have to be certain and confident of having your wish because doubting it would also mean doubting God.
However, prayers must not be spoiled with wishes cause it would seems like you are shopping a lot of items but yet your cash isn't enough. I believe that gratitude and apology must always be the center of each prayer.
And keep in mind that some wishes ain't bound to happen for God has better plans for you, you just have to trust him with that.
Overall, Prayers are meant for us to keep in touch with our almighty creator and it was intended for us to change for the better, to live our lives according to the word of god.
We may know him in different names, we may have different views about our connection with HIM and we may be in different religions but one thing is for sure, There is really some one up there guiding and loving us.
don't live life with just kindness, live it through the word of GOD; don't just pray, ACT and finally don't just believe, have FAITH
That's all for now God bless us all:)