How should we pray; because it is a talk with God?
James Herschel Lyda
We should pray like we are writing a letter to God but God canít read, so Jesus Christ reads the letter to God. Why canít God read the letter? The letter was written by a sinner and God cannot look upon sin. Remember God walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the garden before they sinned and were cursed to die in the thousand year Ďday. But now there is a wall of contention between God and man and man will not be cleansed of the dispute until he lives right until the end when Christ descends from the clouds and changes man to immortality. Then we can meet and see God face to face.
KJV Habakkuk 1:13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
YLT †Habakkuk 1:13 †Purer of eyes than to behold evil, To look on perverseness Thou art not able, Why dost Thou behold the treacherous? Thou keepest silent when the wicked Doth swallow the more righteous than he,
Christ reads and pleads the letter to The Father of all because Christ is the Mediator between Sin and Holy. Once Man broke the bond between God and man, he had to have someone else to plead his cause to God. God created a plan to fix this problem, Christís death and resurrection at the cross.
Matthew 6:9 †After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 †Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 †Give us this day our daily bread.
12 †And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 †And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
This is not the full extent that we should pray
John 14:13 †And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 †If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
John 16:23 ∂ †And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
Matthew 6:5 ∂ †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.
6 †But thou, when thou 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.
7 †But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 †Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Luke 21:36†† Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
1 Thessalonians 5:17†† Pray without ceasing.
We should pray continually all during our waking hours. Stay in contact with God always.