Since you may know that I’m a Christian and that I’m Pastor’s wife as I should mention here, I’m writing on how to pray humbly. Many people are not very serious with praying in a result of that they sometimes pray while being angry -or- brokenhearted. To be honest, God always appreciate how a person prays but angry -or- brokenhearted? God would not like that way a person prays when he or she is being angry -or- disappointed. There is no reason why you pray while being angry -or- brokenhearted. Remember, God knows before you ask what you need in your prayer.
I feel that I should encourage you to pray humbly. God would like to see you being humble while praying, He would give you amazing rewards in heaven. Let me give you some advices on how to pray humbly.
Do Not Pray Like the Hypocrites.
“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say into you, They have their reward.” – Matt. 6:5
You have to avoid being fool by yourself while praying in a result of that God would probably not listen what you ask for. For example, one person at the church prayed so long time like I say 10-15 minutes while all people were standing and waiting for the very end of praying. While praying, one person acted like he or she sang in the stage. I think that it was not ok. The reason is that God wants you to pray humbly and knee down on the floor in your silence. He will and can see you while you pray quietly.
Pray Like Humble Children.
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” – Matt. 6:6
While praying, you can be alone and have a private conversation with God in your room or anywhere quietly. The important matter that you pray in your silence is to please God in order to deserve His amaziing blessings. He knows what you need in your heart while praying. The reason that you need to pray in your room quietly is because God wants to be close to you more and He wants to let you know that He always listen what you pray.
Do Not Pray Like the Heathen.
“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.” – Matt. 6:7
Importantly, praying without babbling repeatedly is the matter, this is the only between God and you. He knows what you need in your heart. If you pray while babbling repeatedly, God will not listen what you pray in a cause of that they think foolishly that they are supposed to be heard by so many words. The important things that you do is to pray quietly and have a nice talk with God.
Pray To Your Wise Father.
“Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” – Matt. 6:8
You can ask your mighty Father in prayer but, He knows your needs before you ask Him. He would listen what you ask for because He loves you and wants you to know that He is here for you.
Pray Using Jesus’ Pattern.
“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” – Matt. 6:9-13
I encourage that you should pray like that as long as you can continue to do practice in your prayer.
Do Not Pray Without Forgiving.
“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” – Matt. 6:14-15
Think about asking an forgiveness. God will forgive you if you forgive the person who hurt you. If you refuse to forgive the person who is against you, God will not forgive you. You can not pray without asking for an forgiveness.
Since you learn how to pray humbly, God is more pleased to listen what you ask in your prayer. Remember, praying quietly is the best thing that you can do for the Lord because you are God’s child.