I am sure we all have had times in our life where we ask the question “Prayer What’s The Formula?” So what is the formula for prayer?
First let me start off by saying that in order to answer the question I feel we need to look at the way Jesus prayed. So for starters let’s look at the lords prayer.
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
When you look at the “Lord’s Prayer” you find that Jesus was praying to the father. For for starters we can understand that we are to pray to the father. But what about the prayer of Jabez? I am glad you aksed my friend for we should also look at it when we try to understand the formula for prayer.
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
We can see that Jabez wanted God to enlarge his coast. So when we pray we can be direct with our request. But the question remains “Prayer What’s the Formula?”
You see my friend we can look at the “Lord’s Prayer” and also the “Prayer of Jabez” to understand way in which we can pray, but let me give you some more examples or ways in which a person might pray.
For example let say friend that I have a friend who has a friend that happens to be in the hospital. Let’s say that all I know is that this friend who is the hospital is named Sam. I might pray:
Father God I come before you and I ask that you would be with Sam. Father God I pray that you surround him with you love and your grace. Father God I don’t know what Sam is in the hospital for but you do so I ask that you guide everyone who is watching over Sam and caring for Sam in the hospital. Father God I pray that you be with Sam’s family and with his friends during his time in the hospital. Amen
So do you see something going on here in all the prayers that I have shared so far? I do I see them as communication with God, but you know something each on while it was communication with God was also done differently, why you might be asking?
To answer the question as to why each prayer I shared in this blog post was done differently let us go back and look at the question that was asked in the first part of this blog post. That being “Prayer What’s the Formula?” You see yes prayer is communication with God I truly feel that there is no said way that one must pray and that there is no set formula to prayer, as we can clearly see from all the prayers that I shared in this blog post. But I must caution everyone that when we pray we must do so in a way as to have open communication with God!