But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
It is with great pleasure I write to you this morning. It has been two months since I wrote to you and initially I have beaten myself up about it. I felt like I have just abandoned this call on me. But you see this is exactly when I do say that, whenever I do write it is spiritually lead, I don’t write because I just have nothing else to do or I am just so jobless.
I haven’t had anything in particular or of importance to write about, not that I haven’t written I just haven’t posted them.
So the reason I am posting today is because of a revelation I got over a week ago. It was about praying.
I have been through a few things lately and I just got a point where just couldn’t pray like I used to. You know from the bottom of my heart. I just prayed and did my quiet time because it was just a routine and I was used to it and I just did it. But you see when God knows your heart He will help you find a way back to Him.
I was talking to God about praying last week, and He was like “do you know that most of the time you have prayed amiss”.
I said but I’ve heard this thing too many times and try not to do so.
What does it mean to pray amiss?
(According to a little search I did)…
There are two words translated “amiss” in the New Testament, atopos, referring to that which is improper or harmful (Luke 23:41; Acts 28:6), while kakos, refers to that which is evil in the sense of a disaster, then to that which is wicked, morally wrong. This latter is the use of it in James 4:3. The purpose of the prayer is evil, it is therefore amiss and cannot be granted (compare 2 Chronicles 6:37).
Whenever you end a prayer without thanking God then you are praying amiss. Whenever you pray without a scriptural backing then you are praying amiss.Whenever you pray with fear in your heart, rather than faith, then you are praying amiss. It is time to reposition your prayer life”.
He went on to say “yes! didn’t Jesus always say pray to the Father in my name?”
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
He said to them, “When you pray, say:
“‘Father, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.
As I was talking to a friend last night then this revelation came back again to me and as I explained it to her, she insisted on me expanding. As I spoke the revelation came back flooding back heavier than it did over a week ago that God had first given it to me. I was just in tears, I couldn’t hold back the tears, realising what God was trying to tell me.
Hmmm……..I must pray to the father in the name of Jesus asking of the Holy Spirit when I need a comforter or need remembrance.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.
I know some will read and say didn’t you know this, the thing is yes I did. But when you have been in something for a while, familiarity sets in. You can easily get lost in the routine and in the word “religion”.
Maybe I should have called this post ‘lost in religion’. Actually that will be for a latter time.
So I practice…
Father in the name of Jesus, protect, provide for me, my family and those around me. Send the Holy Spirit to lead, comfort me and bring to me remembrance. Strengthen me oh Lord and elevate me in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ. Bless the eyes that reads this, and continue to enlighten us in the knowledge of You.
Thank you Father in Jesus name I pray .