11 “Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor…” ~ Nehemiah 1:11 NIV
This verse doesn’t need translation. It is plain as the nose on your face. We ask the Lord to hear our prayer. Simple as that. So don’t hesitate to talk to God. Talk to Him like you would talk to a friend. When you are all done just say these words and your prayer will be done: “In Jesus name I pray.” Those are the only required words that are needed to be said in any prayer. You can say Amen too but it is not required. Amen means finished. I do say Amen when I am done but you don’t have to. You talk to God; say “In Jesus name I pray;” you can say Amen if you like; you are done. It is so easy and He hears you. Remember, if it is good for you, you can bet it will be answered but I will tell you this, He’s a funny God. He answers you in His time, not your time, but in time for whatever it is. He has never let me down. He has answered all of my prayers. Sometimes I start to doubt; will He come through? Is this the right thing for me to do? Then He comes through for me. I no longer doubt him. I now pray this way:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I want to pray for ________ for they are enduring a ________. Please hear my prayer along with their prayers. Be it your will in all that is asked. Please Holy Spirit, go to all that need you at this time. Please let them feel your knowledge and your comfort. Calm them, help them understand. Father, I thank you for hearing our prayers and I know you will answer them when it is the proper time and I know it will be your will, what is best for them. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.”
That is how I pray for others. When I do pray for me, I do mostly the same; I just leave out the ‘we’ and use ‘I.’ Make sense?
Please, ask any questions you have or post the way you pray. I’m not saying my way is the only way. I’m saying it has to be said “in Jesus name I pray.”
God Bless you and yours, Rev Lizz