Do you know how to Pray? Were you ‘taught‘ how? Most of us were. But…were we ‘taught’ the right way to pray? I wasn’t. Were you? Read on and find out.
Do you go to Church…to pray? Why? Jesus never prayed in a church. And he never told anyone to. Did you know that?
Do you ever pray before you eat?Did Jesus? No, he did not. At food time, this is what Jesus did. “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; …’Luke 22:19 He did not pray, he gave ‘thanks.’
Do you pray in public? Did Jesus? No. This is what Jesus did. “Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” Matt.23:3 Jesus went to be ‘alone.’ Is that what you do?
Well none of those ways seem be the right way ‘pray.‘ Even though that’s how you were ‘taught‘. You were absolutely ‘taught’ wrong….In my opinion. And why is that? Well, I guess because Jesus told us NOT to pray those ways?
This is how Jesus wanted us to pray. ‘And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou (you) prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.’Matthew 6:5
Do you not understand how Jesus wanted us to ‘pray? It could not be any clearer. Could it?