My prayers are short and to the point. The prayer the Lord gave to his Apostles
had about 70 words in it. And although Jesus prayed all night as he neared His crucifixion, He sees and hears even your "Lord,
help me!" If you would like a suggestion on praying, I’ll offer these thoughts:
Begin with praise and thanks, because we owe all to Him. Approach Him with a forgiving
spirit, because if we don’t forgive others, He can’t forgive us.
And doing that, should take care of any revenge in your heart.
Then confess even your unintentional sins. And make your requests answerable.
Don’t ask that the entire world be saved today; ask the Holy Spirit to visit each one, putting conviction in their
And do your prayer in Jesus’
name and according to His will. Then I believe the Lord will be satisfied with your "Amen."
With that said, let me give you an example of asking "in
His will." During my Broadcasting career, I was accustomed to driving a heavy car. Later, I didn’t drive as much
and didn’t take long vacations involving hundreds of miles. And so I evolved into lighter weight vehicles, but found
that I missed the heavy, safer cars. One that would gave me at a glance, all I needed in convenience and space. But my mind
told me that it wasn’t feasible at my age spend for that, when the vehicle I was driving was just as dependable.
And so I decided to just tell God that since He knew my thoughts
and intentions, if He felt the change was practical, then would He take care of it.
And do you know…a certain acquaintance, who knew nothing of my prayer, mentioned
that he was going to buy a new car, and expected to get a certain amount for his present car that was in excellent shape and
had all the goodies I had been accustomed to in my busier days. And he used my car as his trade-in and got an even better
deal on his part.
The perfect solution,
as easy as that! Be honest and sensible and God will take care of the rest.