Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rev. Dr. Clifford Blake and wife Norma

The Power of Yah is Manifested to us Through Prayer

The major request that the disciples of Yeshua (Jesus) made of Him was that He taught them how to pray. They said, "..teach us to pray." Why did they not ask for more powerful sounding techniques such as casting out demons or healing the lame? Because the disciples noticed that this was the cornerstone of their Master's ministry and they wanted to learn this secret.

But were not the disciples already men of prayer? What more did they want? It is tempting sometime to think that we know more than we really do after a brief introduction to the subject. Much like the child who after peering at a few stars through the toy telescope believes that he knows about galaxies and stars. The disciples by observing the works of their Master knew that there was more much more so what they wanted was for Him to teach them how to really pray. But notice how Yeshua showed them how to really pray. It was not a flowery eloquent dialogue, or just a cryptic phrase repeated.

He told them in Luke 11:12 "When you pray say: Our Father in the heavens, let your name be set-apart, let your reign come, let your desire be done on earth as it is in heavens. Give us day by day our our daily bread. And  forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us . And do not lead us into trial but rescue us from the wicked one."

I would encourage you to make this prayer a regular practice throughout the day. As David said in Psalm 119:164, "I have praised You seven times a day because of your righteous right-rulings." Remember in your prayer He wants us to ask Him for the things you want even though He knows your needs even before you ask. In Matthew 6:8 Yeshua said  "...your Father knows what you need before you ask Him." yet in the next chapter, Matthew 7:7 He says, "Ask and it shall be given to you , seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you."  So He knows what you want but He wants us to ask Him.

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