1 Thessalonians 5:17
by Pastor Hector De Guzman
Jewish tradition in Jesus’ day had reduced prayer down to a shadow of its intended purpose. Instead of being an avenue for meaningful, spontaneous, sincere communication with God, prayer had largely become a religious form without a function. Repetitive and ritualistic, impressing others with public demonstrations of fervor and superiority.
It is true that conversations with God are not anything like earthly conversations. We are attempting to communicate with an, invisible Spirit Being who knows our thoughts before we speak the words. And most days, he doesn’t answer back in ways we’re used to. Thus, a prayer language is quite different from ordinary speech.
But learning that prayer language is important.
When that prayer is coupled with faith, we can accomplish anything we ask in His name. So why are so many Christians not availing of this favor?
Learning how to talk with God isn’t really that hard. Learning to listen to His response is another matter