How to Pray
As we know, after Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead, talked with the disciples, and such, He went to Heaven, to the Father:
- “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” Mark 16:19
And, the only way to God, the only way to Heaven is through Jesus:
- “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:10-12
So, we pray to God the Father in the name of Jesus:
- “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.” John 16:23
- “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16
- “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25
- “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” Romans 8:34
How often do we pray, and about what do we pray? Always and in every thing:
- “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
- “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;” Romans 12:12
- “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:18
- “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6
We always need to pray in accordance with God’s will, not ours. Jesus is a prime example when He was praying in Gethsemane:
- “And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.” Mark 14:35-36
Praying in accordance with God’s will applies to us also:
- “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” 1 John 5:14-15
So we pray in accordance with God’s will and believe:
- “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Matthew 21:22
- “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” Mark 11:24-26
Also, every day we should pray the Lord’s Prayer (in Jesus’ name)
- “...Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
- Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
- Give us this day our daily bread.
- And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
- And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
So, now, here’s an example of a prayer; a template if you will. But this is only an example The forms seem endless.
- “Dear God our Father in heaven (I/we) (come before you/pray) in the name of Jesus.
- Praise God, Praise Jesus! God, all our prayers are in the name of Jesus. In these prayers as in everything, above all else, please do Your perfect will.
- Please forgive (me/us) for all sins in the past. Please forgive (me/us) for all mistakes, errors, and everything said, done, thought wrong, and all evil intents.
- As Christians we don’t sin, but it happens in the body, so forgive us for allowing that, and please help us to be better. Please bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
- Please shepherd us safely into Heaven, through the straight gate, for eternity with You.
- God, we plead the blood and stripes of Jesus over (us, our homes our activities, our going out and our coming in, and our lives and ranges entirely and …) Please sanctify all of this and us, including
- please remove Satan and his kingdom, including all devils, evil spirits, serpents, scorpions. Please stop all the curses and send them back double. Please heal us of all infirmity. Please protect us from
- all beasts of the field, people with evil intent, all evil occurrence, all wickedness. Please deliver and protect us from all evil and temptation.
- [Now cast out the devil, and all the devils, and such, from yourselves, your homes, pets, paths, and etc. Break all the curses. Get rid of the astral projectors.]
- Please God, fill us with your Holy Spirit, Heavenly wisdom and truth.
- Fill our homes and paths with your Holy light. Please keep Your Holy angels around us always.
- [Now pray about all your concerns and make your requests known to God. Cast out the devils and such, as need be, from these arenas.]
- Pray for all Christians.
- Praise God! Praise Jesus! Praise Father, Son, Holy Ghost!
- Thank You God for all our blessings (list as you wish).
- Thank You God, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Scriptures that apply to the above prayer:
- “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;” Romans 3:25
- “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” 1 John 3:9
- “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” Romans 6:13
- “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:5
- “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:14
- “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7
- “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
- “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” Psalm 34:7