Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Essence of prayer


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:)

70 comments:

  1. I love the mesage you'd like to convey on this post... We really need to relive our spiritual faith... galing!

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  2. I am not very religious or more like, I USED to be.. Even so, whenever night comes, I always find myself praying for my parents. I mean, it has been a part of my everyday.. I enjoy Christian songs though. What about you?

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  3. And it is not the quantity of prayers that matters as well. A short prayer of thanks and guidance in the morning, apologies and asking for forgiveness before bedtime- my two moments of conversation with Him alone.

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  4. we have to be positives and patiens
    nice message

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  5. Personally I'm not really a
    believer and I don't follow a
    religion. But I guess I'll try
    to be a good person and live
    a good healthy life. I agree
    about the 'gratitude' you and
    should be lucky of what we
    already have.

    xx

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  6. pray not because you need something, pray because you are thankful for everything.. :)

    btw, haven't seen you in any events.. I've got some and I needed some bloggers.. maybe you want to come.. :) I followed you on fb and liked your page as well.. you can just contact me there.. :)

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  7. prayer is still the powerful tool to connect ourselves to our creator. though we are sinners, God has ears can hear anything even in the very deepest part of our heart

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  8. prayers are effective :) great post pare

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  9. prayers can be done anywhere. but a prayer without faith is useless

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  10. The Power of Prayer... Be wise, think twice, Pray Thrice! Remember that Prayer can move mountains... God Bless you more MECoy for this entry!

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  11. Your posts are very interesting! Keep it up :)

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    1. thank you so much for nice comment! Have a nice day :)

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  12. Believe! Faith can move mountains but God works in mysterious ways. His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

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  13. prayer - our direct line to heaven. Minsan, nakakalimutan natin gayunpaman hindi natin dapat laging isantabi. Prayer is the real power source. Tested by powerful and wise people throughout all the generations...

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  14. Ako all out pray kasi first thing first ako din naman nakakarinig ng own prayers ko at si God. so walang nakakahiya mag sorry at magpasalamat.

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  15. amen! God and prayer will always be in my heart!

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  16. Thanks for sharing this very inspirational post Mecoy :)

    A prayer isn't always about asking God for this, for that. More importantly, it is a means of paying homage to Him, giving thanks to His bounty blessings and asking fervently for forgiveness. If one prays in such a way that he just keeps on asking favors and material possessions, then his isn't a prayer but a demand.

    God Bless!

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  17. thank you for this wonderful post Mecoy... this is really inspiring.. may God bless us always ^_^

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  18. Quantity and quality are both important when it comes to praying. How can you have a high quality prayer if you don't pray a lot? Will you just pray when you feel that you can pray intensely to God? What if that feeling doesn't come. You will not pray then?

    Good posts MeCoy. May your Faith on our Lord deepen.

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  19. yeah, every religion has their own prayers.. and no matter which religion that is, the followers are all taught to take positive direction towards a good future..

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    1. ooopsss, are we touching on the very sensitive topic about religions?? well, i will always be neutral when it comes to religion.. it's the choice of individuals, and as long as the religion is leading them to a good path, there is really no difference..

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    2. anyway, this is really a great post and very inspiring!! you have told us so much about Christianity (i hope i am correct with this), and i hope this is a step closer to know more about this religion..

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    3. you have also given very meaningful points and opinions towards prayers, which i think i have learned something useful too.. thank you for sharing, this is cool!!

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    4. have a great day, take good care of yourself and happy blogging!! last but not least, hope your prayers are all answered.. :)

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  20. Yeah everyone has his or her own way of praying, but I agree that gratitude is the most important part of prayer. In fact, to me, without gratitude, the prayer is as good as useless.

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  21. Happy blogging and have a great day! : )

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  22. You made me cry sa post na eto. Really you touched my heart because of sharing such an inspirational post . I just thank God that there are still youth who boldly declare their close relationship with God. And you are one of them Mecoy.
    I believe God is smiling when you are writing this post. And you warmed my heart. Bless you much dear:)

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  23. I used to be a Methodist (even though I didn't know what that made a difference to the other sub-faiths) but now I guess someone could label me an Agnostic.

    I personally believe that if there is a god or gods, then they probably are more complex and probably different than we as humans can imagine.

    But I do admire those who believe whatever path they've taken truthfully. There's too much blind faith in the world as it seems people always go for the faith of regional dominance.

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  24. Very interesting ang post mo na ito... at sang ayon ako.... ganyan talaga ang halaga ng prayers... kaya kailangan mula sa puso ang prayer natin...

    At importante din ung paghingi ng tawad at pasasalamat.....

    Thanks sa pag share nito ^^

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  25. quick reminded that we are just a kneel away from our Father...
    we pray not only to ask but to say thank you na din..
    great post.. :)

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  26. Such an inspirational post Mecoy!
    I used to go to Church every Sunday for 9 straight years until I transferred location here in Manila. I have been a backslider since 2007 but that didn't stop me from praying everyday.
    I still and will always believe in God Almighty. ^◡^

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  27. lovely post :)
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  28. Something refreshing for the day!
    God bless you too! <3

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  30. I belive in destiny for sure. But sometimes i think i belive in miracle.. :)

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  31. I most definitely believe in destiny and serendipity. Great blog :)

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  32. I grow up and studied in a catholic school and before my prayers are all about asking a request and as I grow old and learn more bout the real life my prayers change its more of saying thank you which I guess the right thing to do coz God already have plan to us we just need to live deliberately and live the moment:)

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  34. very very beautiful post! :))). Honestly, di ako nagsisimba and it feels like I'm doing a mortal sin! haha... anyway, basta pag ako nag ppray I have my faith. Minsan hindi ako nakakapag pray :((( pero i am very thankful na kapag may prayers ako sa kanya dinidinig niya kung ano man un!

    RE: thank you sosososososo much! ganda ng boses niya nuh??? :''> kainlove! hahaha! anyway, nafeefeel ko maganda din ang boses mo!!

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  38. Thank you for this post MEcoy. It's like a reminder to pray with faith not just say rehearsed prayers without feeling what one is saying...

    God bless you...

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  39. One million thanks, dear <3
    xoxo from Munich

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  41. amen to this post.

    Godbless bro.

    It is a great reminder for everyone. :D

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  42. I believe in gratitude but not so much in prayer. But that is just me. I think we should all do what speaks to us in our hearts. I am glad you are doing that.

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  43. this is my favorite post of yours EVER! I pray every day and God delivers!! keep it up and I pray many blessings and happiness for you- thanks for all of your support, you're great!! <3

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  44. Ito ang isang bagay na tinutuligsa ng karamihan ngunit ginagawa naman kapag nawawalan na ng pag-asa sa buhay.

    Naniniwala ako sa dasal at gawa. :)

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  45. Replies
    1. many times we forgot to pray...

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    2. when am unhappy i will pray and hope things will be better

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    3. Hey MEcoy...where you MIA to? A week already no updates

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    4. hope to see more updates fron you soon

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  46. napakagandang post! bata pa'ko ganyan na format ng prayer na tinuro sa'min sa school; give thanks, say sorry, then make a wish. da best!!!

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  47. well , prayers doesn't my call. so I need to work hard myself to get it! :)

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