This entry is part of the “Past Prayer Series” , [1st post of series]
August 27, 2010
Lord…I know my thoughts have not been pure, and I am sure that You do not approve of them. I don’t approve of them. I have been getting
upsetangry and furious about what happened. I don’t even like the way I feel when I get angry. I am repenting now, so that You may see and hear my sorrow. So that You, Lord, can purify my heart and mind. I am repenting so that You won’t turn your ear from me but, hear my prayer and forgive me for my evil thoughts. Now that You have forgiven me, Lord I ask that You may teach me how to forgive others who have hurt me, intentionally or unintentionally. I ask that you may show and teach me to forgive others that I may not hold anything against them after i have forgiven them. Father, thank you for your unfailing love and your continuous mercy. Thank you for your loving-kindness and your gentle touch of comfort. Thank you for who You are Lord, all praise belongs to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Some parts of this prayer has been omitted. So, at the time I was feeling betrayed, hurt, angry and probably a whole lot of other emotions. When you pray to God remember He is your Father (if you have accepted His son, Jesus, as your Lord and Savior and you take seriously your relationship with God.).
Since he is your Father, tell Him how you feel. Ask Him for whatever you feel you need. If you need an understanding for a problem – ask Him. If you think you need more grace or patience with others, talk to God about it, ask God for it. Remember to repent of all known and unknown sin, so that God can hear you without any disruption (Don’t allow your sins to hinder your communication with God.) In prayer remember to have faith and give thanks for who God is, what He has done in your life, for prayers that he has answered. Also, when praying, try not to be like a voicemail machine. A voicemail has no emotion and it just repeats what was recorded. Who likes listening to machines or those automated message services? Think about it. Would you really like to talk to a close family member or friend with a machine. ” If you feel excited, press 1. If you feel happy, press 2. If you feel bored, press 3.” I don’t know about you, but for me that would be annoying. Therefore let’s talk to God with emotion, like we want to talk to Him.
It takes practice and confidence, to build your prayer life with God. The important thing to do when praying is to know the Word of God – read the Bible, and even a devotional book that uses scripture.
I pray that God will lead you in the right direction. and whatever your issue or problem might be I pray that you take it confidently to God; and patiently wait to hear Him. In Jesus’ name, Amen.