August 2nd, 2016
As a child, my brother and cousins and I would make humorous “How-To” videos to teach people a skill such as riding a bike. Although there is an exhaustive amount written about prayer, we haven’t yet made a video about the topic. Some of the best instruction on what to do (and not to do) comes directly from Christ.
Being a hypocrite or “pagan-like” in the way we pray is hardly anyone’s goal, but sometimes our words and actions betray us. Jesus beckons us to step away from the public eye and fix our attention on the One who always sees and hears us. When we find ourselves unsure of what to say, we can pray the words Jesus gave us.
Children are occasionally sent to their room as a form of punishment and a time to reflect on a wrong which has been committed. Yet, as part of God’s family, if we are seeking guidance on how to draw closer to our Heavenly Father, we learn that shutting ourselves away to pray is the beginning of great reward. As we do, we find His very presence is the reward.
Author: Thea Ardrey