EFFECTIVE PRAY: (using the Acronym P--R--A--Y)
P=PRAISE R=REPENT A=ASK Y=YIELD
Part 1 PRAISE: Psalm 100—“Make a joyful noise (or shout) unto the LORD, all ye lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing; know that the LORD, He is GOD; it is He who has made us, …. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful to Him and bless His Holy name.” KEY WORD (or password)=“THANK YOU!” When you can come into His Presence to Pray, you have opened the gate (the file to His word which is where you find Him) to Gods presence!e your password is Thanks & Praise.
Part 2:Repent: The 2nd letter in our acronym is “R” for Repent. Repentance in prayer means taking time to search your heart and ask Gods forgiveness and repent of anything that has come between you and Him. Psalm 19:12-13 says it well: “Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults; keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins, let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless and I shall be innocent of great transgression.” A sober reminder also comes from Psalm 66:18: If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened." A spiritual cleansing is needed in order to come nearer to the throne of God. So when you pray, ask God to eveal any sin in your life you may be overlooking and God will honor your heart of repentance.
(Shared from YouVersion Bible App https://www.youversion.com/: Pray Effectively Devotional)
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This is the answer i got to Hearing God's Voice--"Be still and quiet for a few minutes and listen." I said, aloud, wow is it really that simple, the answer was--"yes". The next day, during my meditation and prayer time, when I practiced being silent and still, I couldn't believe it, I heard His voice again say "I am yours and you are Mine." I was overwhelmed with joy. So i searched to find scriptures that echoed these words--this is what my friend in Christ told me about hearing God's Voice "If it is His voice it will be in His scriptures," Guess what I found--over 25 scriptures that tells me that God is Yours--mine and I am His! I had to say this is so amazing, all I have to do is "Be still, listen and know that He is God", He is really speaking directly to me and I am so over joyed I absolutely have to share it with all of you. The scriptures that really touch me are: "I Corinthians 6:19, and John 14:20. Check them out for yourself!
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