March 19, 2010

Encouraging Words 3/19/10 Pray to Be Heard of God Not People

From:  Love Worth Finding

“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” Matthew 6:5

There was a young professional waiting for a meeting when he heard someone walking down the hallway. Thinking that this could be a potential client, he picked up the telephone and pretended to be having a high-power conversation.

By this time, the footsteps had stopped at his desk. Looking up he asked, “What may I do for you?” The man before him replied, “I’m from the telephone company. I’ve come to hook up your phone.”

Prayer is the same way. The prayer that gets our Savior’s attention comes from the heart and not from the head to be heard by men. Prayers to impress people are one-way conversations.

Find a quiet place in your home where you can be alone with the Lord every day for a special time of communion with the Him. He is waiting for you there.

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