YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PRAY
Mt 6:7-8 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. (8) Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Sometimes we pray like God has no idea what is going on in the world or in our individual lives. Don't make the mistake of thinking you have any secrets from God. He knows your very thoughts and the intentions of every action. You might fool the world but God knows what is going on inside you even if you don't want to admit it.
Sometimes we get angry at God because we don't get our way and we pout and we dodge the issue. Many times we even direct our anger at others and especially His church. When we do this we are not hiding it from God so we might as well go ahead and confess our feelings to Him.
One of the shortest and most sincere prayers I can think of is "Lord help me." It is appropriate in so many different situations yet it is very brief. The length of our prayer is not all that important. God knows our hearts, he knows our needs. Pray honestly. It will make a great difference in your prayer life.
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