YHWH is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
So many people today are using prayer as a form of witchcraft. Yes, I said witchcraft. It is being treated like a magic string of words and commands in order to receive some type of gift from an unseen realm. Can you see it now? The Western idea of prayer is completely egocentric, and has absolutely nothing to do with the original intent our Abba (Father) had for prayer. Prayer isn't talking to some mysterious “God” sitting far away in order to pep talk him into bestowing something upon you. Prayer is so much deeper. Prayer is actually meditation.
If we look into the Eastern culture we will see a shadow of what prayer was like in biblical times. While there have been previsions at the hands of mankind, what we see in Eastern culture is a lot more realistic than closing our eyes and telling Santa…I mean “YHWH” what we want for Christmas…I mean…oops. You see how twisted it is now don't you? Prayer has become like Aladdin, but with unlimited wishes. Now that we have viewed prayer from a deductive position, let us now view it in its proper cultural and spiritual context.
Prayer is the joining together of the mind and the spirit. Prayer is meditating on the essence of YHWH before you ask for anything, and finally prayer provides introspection. The last part of that is the most beautiful part. It tells us what prayer is for and why Yah gave it to us. Prayer is a gift and in prayer and meditation we often find the answer to what we are looking for, not because there is a magic formula to unlocking the vault of YHWH’s riches, because that is not what prayer is for (If you want the riches of YHWH we will cover that in obedience). Prayer is the gift and ability to be able to look into one’s self in a private setting with just you and the Most High. Prayer is an ability to evaluate who and where you are in your walk and your obedience to his Word. Prayer is where we are laid bear and are asking for guidance in our next move toward a more consistent understanding of the world around us and our purpose in it. It’s not about getting but actually what can we put forth in order to produce the change we want to see. Prayer is not for needs, because our Heavenly Father has already provided those, and prayer is not for our wants because we would already have them if we were walking in obedience. Prayer is a look into the deepest part of ourselves with the desire to manifest into what type of person will benefit the kingdom. Prayer is where we transcend and allow for spiritual rejuvenation so that we can continue on this walk. Prayer is the place where we come face to face with the Living Elohim and don't die, but are given the opportunity to be nourished with his love. Prayer is not the place to ask, but in prayer is where we are getting all we need. Prayer is where the will of Yah is met with our desire to do what He has put before us. It is only the prayers that are in his will that He will even hear.
Let us be careful that we not pray for carnal things,rather let us remember that it is YHWH’s will that we pray. Amen.
Rejoice evermore.Pray without ceasing.In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of Yah in Yeshua our Messiah concerning you.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (KJV)
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, He heareth us:
1 John 5:14 (KJV)
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