Category Archives: Christian Prayer

Essence of Prayer

There is also a poem which I believe describes the true essence of prayer.

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
Uttered or unexpressed,
The motion of a hidden fire
that trembles in the breast.
Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,
The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near.

Prayer is the breath of the soul. It is something deeper than words that is already present in our heart before ever being formed into words, and it abides long after words have faded away.
Letting Jesus Come into Our Need

Prayer simply means letting Jesus come into our needs. This means submitting to Jesus to use His power to alleviate our distress. As He does, He will glorify His name. And, for Jesus to glorify His name is to glorify the Father.

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What Effect Does Abiding in Christ Have on Your Prayers?

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In order for us to pray in the name of Jesus, it is necessary that we abide in Jesus and that His Words abide in us.

What then does it mean to abide in Christ? In John 15, Jesus compares Himself to a vine and His disciples to the branches of the vine. Some branches continued in the vine; they remained in living union with the vine. This means the sap or life from the vine constantly flows into these branches; they have no independent life of their own. Everything in them is simply the outcome of the life of the vine flowing into them.

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