1 Kings 8: 49 then hear their prayer and their supplication in heaven, your dwelling place, and maintain their cause;
2 Chronicles 7: 15 Now my eyes shall be open, and my ears attentive, to the prayer that is made in this place.
Isaiah 38: 5 "Go, and tell Hezekiah, 'Thus says Yahweh, the God of David your father, "I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.
One things that we have that is very powerful is the ablility to speak from our hearts, to express our feelings to each other and the ablility to speak our hearts to God, Prayer is speaking from our hearts to God and he hears our prayers our request we make to Him. and He hears what we are saying, He knows how we feel, He understand what we are going through, in 2 Chronicles He said Now My Eyes shall be Open, and My Ears attentive, to the prayer that is made in this place.....The Lord Opens His eyes to our situations, our trouble, He is Attentive to us now, because of the prayer that are made in this place.
Through our prayers, an open communication is made, an open line has been created, He is hearing our voice, Hearing our hearts, Understanding our feelings, He sees where we are. Man talking with God. and God answering Man. the mircales happen.
1. How to connect with God the Father
(a). We can not just come as we are to God, when our body, our spirit, is filled with sin. God the Father will not hear because of the trespasses of our sin, We must come to the Lord with a humble heart, a heart of brokeness, to ask for forgivness of our sins, in Acts 2: 38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. - Peter said the one word "Repent" meaning to turn away from your sins, turn away from what you are doing, turn from your wicked ways...and in being baptized the old you, the old man will die in a waterie grave, and the new man comes out to live for God. asking for forgivness to God and He will forgive you...a New man is born (born again)...new birth...now there is an open communtication with God the ablility to speak with God has been created a connection with God the Father.
(b). Giving Thanks to God the Father, for saving your soul, to say Thank you for a new life, a second chance in life to live right before the eyes of the Lord. This is also called worship from the heart, Worship opens the door and sets the place for God to move in. invitation for God the Holy Ghost to come. Worship is important to our prayer....In Matthew 6: 9 Pray like this: 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. 10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. 11 Give us today our daily bread.12 Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. 13Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen. - this is not a prayer like it's written...but this is an example of pray
1. Our Father which is in heaven - Who are you praying to. You must know who you are praying to. Our Father who is in Heaven, He is God...there is no one like Him, He created the whole world, He spoke everything into existence.
2. May your Name be kept holy. - You are a holy God Abba (Father)...You are from everlasting to everlasting, you exist always there is no beginning and ending with you, You are God. Holy is your name
3. Let you kingdom come and your will be done. - Lord let your kingdom come, everything about your kingdom in heaven let it be like that, here on earth, right now, let me be in your kingdom and let your will be done....What you want done here let it be done. not tomorrow but right now let it be done on this earth as it is in Heaven. Let you Glory and power reigh here with me and in me.
4.Give us this day our Daily Bread. This is important to our spirit man, Just as we eat every single day, Morning, Noon, Evening...we feed our body with Nutrition to keep our body healthy, so our spirit man needs daily nutrition from the Word of God. Reading every day and every chance we get to feed our spiritual man, We will feel that our spiritual man will get stronger and stronger and that our understanding increases with knowledge and wisdom "Give us our daily Bread". some people get saved and then they don't read the word of God, Then easily get defeated because they are weak in spirit. the enemy comes with force to defeat you, We need daily bread to keep us strong and learn how to fight back with God's word. ...Amen.
5.Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. As we journey in life we bring debts into our lives many times because it becomes hard to pay back it becomes a hender
2. Our heart before God
Devotions for the Day.
"Arise, and depart."
Micah 2:10The hour is approaching when the message will come to us, as it comes to all--"Arise, and go forth from the home in which thou hast dwelt, from the city in which thou hast done thy business, from thy family, from thy friends. Arise, and take thy last journey." And what know we of the journey? And what know we of the country to which we are bound? A little we have read thereof, and somewhat has been revealed to us by the Spirit; but how little do we know of the realms of the future! We know that there is a black and stormy river called "Death." God bids us cross it, promising to be with us. And, after death, what cometh? What wonder-world will open upon our astonished sight? What scene of glory will be unfolded to our view? No traveller has ever returned to tell. But we know enough of the heavenly land to make us welcome our summons thither with joy and gladness. The journey of death may be dark, but we may go forth on it fearlessly, knowing that God is with us as we walk through the gloomy valley, and therefore we need fear no evil. We shall be departing from all we have known and loved here, but we shall be going to our Father's house--to our Father's home, where Jesus is--to that royal "city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." This shall be our last removal, to dwell forever with him we love, in the midst of his people, in the presence of God. Christian, meditate much on heaven, it will help thee to press on, and to forget the toil of the way. This vale of tears is but the pathway to the better country: this world of woe is but the stepping-stone to a world of bliss.
"Prepare us, Lord, by grace divine,
For thy bright courts on high;
Then bid our spirits rise, and join
The chorus of the sky."
"He shall save his people from their sins."
Many persons, if they are asked what they understand by salvation, will reply, "Being saved from hell and taken to heaven." This is one result of salvation, but it is not one tithe of what is contained in that boon. It is true our Lord Jesus Christ does redeem all his people from the wrath to come; he saves them from the fearful condemnation which their sins had brought upon them; but his triumph is far more complete than this. He saves his people "from their sins." Oh! sweet deliverance from our worst foes. Where Christ works a saving work, he casts Satan from his throne, and will not let him be master any longer. No man is a true Christian if sin reigns in his mortal body. Sin will be in us--it will never be utterly expelled till the spirit enters glory; but it will never have dominion. There will be a striving for dominion--a lusting against the new law and the new spirit which God has implanted--but sin will never get the upper hand so as to be absolute monarch of our nature. Christ will be Master of the heart, and sin must be mortified. The Lion of the tribe of Judah shall prevail, and the dragon shall be cast out. Professor! is sin subdued in you? If your life is unholy your heart is unchanged, and if your heart is unchanged you are an unsaved person. If the Saviour has not sanctified you, renewed you, given you a hatred of sin and a love of holiness, he has done nothing in you of a saving character. The grace which does not make a man better than others is a worthless counterfeit. Christ saves his people, not in their sins, but from them. "Without holiness no man shall see the Lord." "Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity." If not saved from sin, how shall we hope to be counted among his people. Lord, save me now from all evil, and enable me to honour my Saviour.