Then your Father will reward you—God answers prayer!
How Long Should I Pray?
As long as you need to. It’s a new art for many people. Start with five minutes and build it up. Start with two minutes talking to God and three minutes listening for God’s reply.
What Am I Listening For?
God’s response. It might be a voice; you may feel something shift to the better in your heart, your emotional being; the words of a friend may be divinely aimed to you; the right song might suddenly come on; it could be a beautiful sunset. Just keep listening.
What Is A Prayer? A prayer is a conversation between a created human being and their all-powerful, all-loving Creator God. When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, he taught them:
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil; for Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory forever. Amen. Jesus is our guide to prayer. Look to his life and experiences to guide you in your time with God.
The Bible is full of prayers, the book of Psalms being a collection of prayers that were spoken and sung from the time of their writing through the time of Jesus down through today.
Is there a prayer that never fails?
God in Heaven, Your Will Be Done.
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” Philippians 4:6 Rev. Peter Hofstra, Jan. 2014