How to start our Personal Prayer
Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
I am not an expert in Greek but I go through the Lexicon and try to study the words, its background and try to understand the scriptures better. But what I found most important is the Lord's guiding through this, which is the most important part of the understanding.
Previously I have written on this scripture (message date 09-01-08) and when I again received this same scripture I ask the Lord what does He want to tell us this time by via this scripture. When I went deeper in the Greek text I found a beautiful way of saying our personal prayer.
'Be anxious of nothing; but in all things pray (to the Lord) and ask Him, after giving thanks let your petition be known unto the Lord'.
The first thing most of us do when we sit to pray is to put our request to the Lord. That is not the way to pray. Before we start to prayer we should pause for some time and think back of all the wonderful things that the Lord has done for us. If it is our daily prayer - we should look back at the day or the previous day and give thanks to the Lord for it. Even the small things are very important to thank the Lord for (even the person in the worst situation would have many things for which they can thank the Lord). Only after thanking the Lord should we put in our petitions to the Lord.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, I thank You and praise You for making me the person I am. For revealing to me your love and the great plans You have for my prosperity. Lord I thank You for the beautiful people You have put in my life especially those who bring me closer to You. Bless all the people You have put in my life that they may experience your Kingdom on earth. This I ask in Jesus' mighty Name, Amen.
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