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GREATEST PRAYER IN THE BIBLE, Tape One
"How Jesus Prayed for Himself"
By Pastor Fenton Moorhead
... I'm afraid I'd be a virtual blimp.
Then would it be safe to say that you've discovered alternate topics for appropriate prayers?
Well yes, my most common prayer is simply, "Help." Sometimes I get myself into so many fixes I
can't even remember what I'm supposed to be praying about, but ____ just thinks I'm this little chant, "Help,
help, help" all day long. It's really a most convenient type of prayer.
Radical attack, hey I got one of those too, mine goes like this, oh, I've got it now.
"Now I lay me down to rest."
I pray I'll pass tomorrow's test.
If I should die before I wake.
That's one less test I'll have to take, (laughter).
I figure if I say it enough times, the big Guy is bound to hear me sooner or later, the only problem,
I can't remember what comes after the part now I lay me, so I just say that, "Now I lay me, now I lay me,
now I lay me."
But that doesn't make any sense?
Is that important?
Jesus said it was.
When you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans.
For they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be deceived, God is not
impressed by the fluency of our words.
Or the decimal level of our voices.
But rather, by a spirit that is fervent and sincere.
Whether in private or public.
"You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all of your heart."
Prayer is not a magic wand to be waved toward God whenever we want something.
And it should not be motivated by hypocrisy.
Or regulated by mere convenience.
It is a sacred trust, a road on which we are commanded to travel.
In order that we might better know the One who created us.
And thus align ourselves with His will.
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