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Prayer must first be personal and private, before it is congregational and public; else the person praying is a hypocrite.
There are benefits of praying in private as against praying in public. This clip shows these benefits.
One of the things about prayer is that it must be qualitative and vital, that is, based on an ongoing personal relationship with God.
We use some every day occurrences to illustrate what we mean by having quality prayer time with God and obtaining the benefits thereof.
We state in this clip, two of the major things we need before we pray.
It is important that we know the God that we pray to, otherwise, we would be praying like the heathen.
The Bible tells us that God knows what we want to ask for before we ask, so why pray? We provide some answers in this clip.
This is a summary of the main message. We summarize the things we need to do in preparation for meeting with God in the place of prayer--being of an acceptable disposition before God, eliminating 'noise' and distractions before praying, and having knowledge and understanding of who God really is, and the implications thereof.
We look at the nature/attitude/disposition of those who pray like the hypocrites do. They love to pray in public, and to receive the acclaim of men, and so, never get any response form God. Their reward is the commendation of the public, which is what they craved in the first place.
We look at the nature/attitude/disposition of those who pray like the heathen do. They shout, cut themselves, and engage in all manner of physicality in prayer, and never get any response form God.
We look at the nature/attitude/disposition of those who pray with honesty and sincerity unto God. They pray mostly in private, and have a right disposition toward God; hence, they always have their prayers heard by God.
The response of God to a person's prayer is directly related to the nature, attitude, or disposition of the person praying to God. A wrong nature, attitude, and disposition in prayer will elicit no response, whereas, a right nature, attitude, and disposition in prayer elicits a positive response from God.