This time that response came to me in the form of a couple of phone calls,
emails from people I know.
Prayer is a two-way
communication with GOD, and when I don’t hear from HIM, it means the
communication lines are broken at my end. It’s like me giving you my phone
number, but me doing nothing to fix my phone when it is broken.
GOD’s line of communication is always open, and
HE is always listening,
and waiting to say something.
But I won’t hear him even
if my lines are okay, if I am listening to something else (distractions).
Here’s how to pray, and how not to pray.
Do it the way Jesus said, “When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites
who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where
everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they
will ever get. But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door
behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your father who
sees everything, will reward you”
True prayer can only happen
1) I know GOD, not know of GOD (these are two different
2) If I worship HIM in Spirit and in Truth.
Because GOD is a Spirit.
HE’s not someone like you and me. And
I need to be completely honest and truthful.
To summarize, if I want to pray
(communicate) with GOD, I can only do that if I know GOD, if I keep the
communication lines open, and if I listen.