“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.Matthew 6:5-8 NKJV
The word, “Prayer” conjures up different pictures in our minds depending on our experience. Many of us have a traditional, religious understanding that may hold us back in the area of healing. We often adopt the practices of whatever group we were part of as new believers as our own model and never grow beyond that. Some of us recite memorized prayers. Similarly, many of us have learned or created prayer habits which we follow without thinking.
The Bible describes many different kinds of prayer, each with a specific purpose, and none with a rigid formula. We tend to focus on the one or two we’re familiar with, repeating them in every circumstance, and miss the benefit of all the rest. It’s time we expanded our horizons a bit, Before we dig deeper into intercession for the sick, it’s important that we have a good foundation concerning prayer in general.
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