Prayer

At first glance, prayer is in principle an oral argument to beg for a cause, or a certain critical situation. But it can take another form when it is addressed to God. There are prescribed forms of prayer that we can find in the book of psalms or others, they are valuable because they can help us to get an idea about the character and languages used by those who preceded us in faith in God. Thus prayer must be above all a conversation or dialogue between man and his creator, our God. It is an intimate dialogue, a secret relationship with God, it is a complicity between the Father and his Son. The disciples, wanting to know how to pray, asked Jesus Christ who gave them teachings on prayer as we can read in:

Matthew 6:5 When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who like to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners, to be seen by men. I'm telling you the truth, they're getting their reward. But when you pray, enter your room, close your door, and pray to your Father who is there in the secret place; and your Father, who sees in secrecy, will give it back to you.

This beautiful teaching of Jesus Christ clearly shows us that prayer is above all a private dialogue between God here called (Father) and the child of God. That it must be done in privacy in a hidden place. It is true that Heavenly Father likes what his sons can express with their own mouths what would be in their own hearts. Although our God knows everything, he wants us to confess with our own mouth what would be in our own hearts. So here's how you should pray:

(Mathieu 6: 9) Our Father in heaven. May your name be sanctified, may your reign come, that your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, forgive us our trespasses, as we too forgive those who have offended us, do not induce us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For it is to you that reign, power and glory belong to you in all centuries. Amen.

The new title that Jesus Christ teaches us is that of "Our Father," whereas from the beginning at no time did God allow the Lord of the armies to call him "Father." Moses himself, who is presented as one of God's greatest servant has never designated God as Father. Reading in the Hebrew book in chapter 3 and from verse 5 to 6

For Moses, he was faithful throughout the house of God, as a servant, to bear witness to what was to be announced, but Christ is faithful as Son on his house and his house is us, provided that we hold until the end the firm trust and hope which we glorify.

Twice, that is, during the baptism of Jesus Christ, and during his transfiguration on the mountain, God our Father refers to Christ as "His Beloved Son." Jesus Christ in turn calls us "His Brothers" as we can read below:

Hebrews 2:11 For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers.

The most important thing for us is to know, that like all those who have accepted the word of the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we have free access to approach our "Father" God Almighty. The word confirms this even more and more clearly in the same book of the Hebrews, chapter 4 verse 16:

So let us approach the throne of grace with confidence, in order to obtain mercy and find grace, to be rescued in our needs.

The text goes on to designate the place where our Father is, while noting us about the place where we are "Our Father who is in heaven." In other words God is high and we are down. This is why the following sentence says that "the name of God, (Father) is sanctified." This is obvious and to understand this we can see and read in the book of: Ezekiel 36:23.

I will sanctify my great name, which has been desecrated among the nations, which you have desecrated in their midst. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Lord, the Lord, when I am sanctified by you before their eyes.

It is obvious that our Father has more than proved his love for us, taking human form to visit us down here, while carrying our condemnation that leads him to die on the cross. What a grace for the elect of God. The book of psalms speaks to us in this text:

Psalms 32:2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no fraud.

We cannot conclude anything other than: our Father (God) deserves, worship, praise, and honor as the Creator God. Let's read in the apocalypse book:

Revelation 4:11 You are worthy, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for you have created all things, and it is through your will that they exist and have been created.

In the sentence that follows we read: "May your reign come; " and by this word we invite the authority of our Father over us, the Almighty God. Whatever circumstances may occur to us, our Father keeps his place of God in our hearts. It is also our strength, our assurance, our salvation, our victory, in the face of all the obstacles of our lives. The Book of Revelation chapter 12 and verse 10 to 11 tells us:

And I heard in heaven a loud voice that said: Now salvation has arrived, and power, and the reign of our God, and the authority of His Christ; for he was rushed, the accuser of our brethren, the one who accused them before our God day and night. They defeated him because of the blood of the lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the point of fearing death.

This word teaches us about the secret of success. As we can see, the blood of Jesus God's beloved Son has purified us from all defilements and, moreover, in response to this sacrifice, our reasonable worship would be to entrust us to God as living sacrifices for God, our Father. The book of 2 Corinthians speaks clearly to us in chapter 5 and verse 14:

For the love of Christ urges us, because we believe that if only one died for all, then all are dead; 15 and that he died for all, so that those who live no longer live for themselves, but for the one who died and rose for them.

Prayer continues, "May your will be done on earth as in heaven." We remember the prayer of our Lord Jesus Christ in the garden "Luke 22:42" saying:

Father, if you wanted to get that cup away from me! However, let my will not be done, but yours.

We understand that we can have suggestions, but putting everything in the hands of the Lord because he has the last word. Our duty is to add to all that say "God willing" Amen. The rest of the prayer that teaches us about forgiveness was developed in the text of God's righteousness. We thank you for your attention and reading this text and pray that the grace of God will accompany us all, Amen.