DISCLAIMER TO PRAYER
After writing over 50 blog posts on the subject of prayer, I have some conclusions. (Conclusions are usually at the end of a subject, but they need to be here, too.)
Prayer is such a broad subject because it represents all GOD’s creature’s communications with Him. Dawn starts another day for us creatures. As children of our Creator we look to Him in ways as individual as we are. When we write about a large subject as prayer we can only write snippets of what it really is and we write what it really is to us individually at that moment in time.
Thus there are a lot of words in writing that contradict each other. I have some in my blogs. They seemed right at the time but as I write these conclusions some concepts seem myopic, even biased.
After completion of all the blogs the SPIRIT reminded me of an exercise I did many years ago. I went through the Davidic Psalms and recorded David’s prayer requests. There were hundreds and hundreds. I’ve since thrown the list away but I still remember my conclusions.
David was a man—a child of GOD who looked to His FATHER for everything—EVERYTHING! All day long he was pleading with his FATHER to get him through all he encountered. All this praying confirmed that he rarely left the presence of his FATHER. And when he did lose sight of Him he knew he must direct his mind back to thoughts of Him.
The writers of the New Testament recorded their prayers mainly in light of their evangelistic assignment from GOD. Therefore New Testament prayers are mainly of the spiritual variety.
But, as Christian writers and readers of a prayer blog, my conclusion is to look to King David as our mentor on how to pray. Let us stay close to our FATHER as we can and ask Him for everything we need throughout each of our days. No prayer is too small; fathers love to hear from their children. And the more we pray the more we see answers and the more praise we’ll give our GOD.