Prayer is … praise

Now that we know that prayer is a personal conversation between us and the Lord, I want to remind you that prayer is also Praise.  Praise to our heavenly Father for who He is. 

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He is the Creator of the universe, the Son of God, the Holy of Holies, the King of Kings and I could go on and on.  He spoke everything into existence by His will including the earth and all that is in it, above it and around it.  He deserves our praise every time we talk with Him.  We need to acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior at the very beginning of our conversation with Him.  The disciples of Jesus asked him to teach them to pray.  They already knew the basics of prayer, but they wanted to pray like Jesus did.  Jesus responded to their request and we have the account in Luke 11:2

Jesus began His prayer to His Father

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

If Jesus, the Son of God, began His prayer honoring His Father, don’t you think that is a good example for us to follow?  Hallowed (Holy) is your name.  Father God, you are Holy, even your name is Holy.

Is that how you and I pray?  Do we begin each conversation with God by telling Him how wonderful He is, how magnificent He is, how much we love Him?  That is the example that was provided to us to follow.  How much better will our prayer life be if we simply begin every conversation with Him by telling Him (while reminding our own self) what a great God we serve? 

I dare say that my own prayer life will be greatly improved if I remind myself who I am talking to and how insignificant I am in His entire universe before I even breathe another word in our conversation.  Jehovah God listens to my prayers, He takes the time to listen to my conversation with Him.  I am so humbled that He would even acknowledge my existence, let alone number the hairs on my head. 

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!


About the Author Margie Winnie

Margie Winnie helps people find their happy place in their walk with God. She been in women’s ministry for over thirty years serving as a Sunday school teacher, women’s ministry leader, and has a long history of public speaking and singing. The author of "A Place Of Sweetness", she is currently writing "Mama’s Legacy". Margie is married, the mother of three children and two step-children, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as being "Mama" to many motherless ladies. She is the founder of WIGS (Women In God’s Service), a service ministry for Christian women.

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