Pray Like You Mean It

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I’m convinced that nothing confuses Christians like prayer. When it’s brought down to its basic level we’re still not sure what is acceptable.

I suspect that what He is seeking is a broken heart. If we’ve got it it’ll probably matter little what position we pray from.

We may sit, kneel, stand or lay prostrate— if our heart is right it will make no difference. Very often we “elevate” a person’s spirituality by what physical position they will take when they pray.

But this is wrong. Sincere prayer doesn’t come from such evaluations. It is the heart that matters, not the position of one’s body. We dare not take another view on this.

In the Scriptures would pray from different positions. Some sat, others kneeled, and some might lie prostrate on the ground. But all should pray.

Don’t you see? Prayer can’t be defined by a spiritual location or posture, rather it is the spiritual location of own’s heart that is vitally important.

Our hearts are a critical place— Satan seeks to erode our hearts and extend his kingdom. We determine who gets heard. We decide who will rule. The enemy of our souls makes a compelling case.

Our prayerlessness is inexcusable but understandable. Perplexed we take whatever we get. We might try to offer a facsimile, and we might generate life apart from Him, but that will never ever be real.

And we must be real.

Who are we really? Do we commune with an Almighty God, or do we simply content ourselves with considerably less?

We face a crisis of holiness in theses simple days. It boils down to what is real and what is false. What is false, seduces– and yet what is truth illuminates. You must decide.

Ybic, Bryan

 

 

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About Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, epilepsy, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alaska.
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