Prayer is the communion of the regenerated soul with its Divine Parent.
Prayer is God’s own instituted means of obtaining blessings from Him, the Fountain of life.
Prayer must be sincere—we must really be desirous to obtain the blessings we ask.
Prayer must be holy—for if we “regard iniquity in our heart, the Lord will not hear us.”
Prayer must be pious—seeking to obtain blessings, not for our own gratification merely—but for God’s glory. Prayer is a relief and comfort to the troubled soul. Prayer must be importunate—for it is the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man, that prevails.
Prayer must be submissive—asking only for what it is God’s will to bestow. Prayer must be in love— love for our Heavenly Father and prayer for our fellow man, whether they be in Jehovahs Divine family or not. Prayer must be reverent—for our God is a consuming fire.
Prayer must be humble—for we are base, and sinful, and unworthy to lift up our eyes to heaven.
Prayer must be persevering—for men ought always to pray, and not to faint.
Prayer must be particular—for generalities mean little or nothing.
Prayer must be universal—entering into everything, all the concerns of life, all the means of grace.
Prayer must be of all kinds—social, domestic, private, spontaneous but never ritualized for that is a stench and insult to our Heavenly Beloved. Prayer must be grateful—abounding in thanksgiving.
Prayer must be expectant—waiting and watching for answers.
Prayer must be believing—we must ask in faith. Prayer must be consistent with the Word of God —we may ask for everything God has promised.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Immanuel (God is with us) for the ultimate treasure, the Your loving gift of communion with You through prayer. It is a precious jewel that I carry close to me, not just in our morning and evening conversations but those which we share throughout the day. I praise You in the name of He with whom I deeply desire to walk with and talk with every day Jesus Christ, my best friend. Amen
May your house be filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreams at night. May it be a home where love has come to live. Joseph a son of Jehovah