Sunday, August 24, 2014

You Can't Plead With God?

Many would like to dictate how you pray

I don't like it when people preach at me when they pray. You know exactly what I'm talking about even if you don't want to admit it.

I don't like it when people repeat "Lord" or any of its' other derivative (God, Father, Abba), over and over again. It drives me nuts. Would you talk to anybody else that way. You wouldn't. Well you would if you were reading a script; particularly a sales script. But you can't tell me that you enjoy such sales people talking to you that way.

Having said that as long as you have no ulterior motives, you have the right to pray any way you want. Don't let me or anybody else tell you different.

I was reminded of this when I re-read an old post I made for Global Recordings Network. I called it "can't pray that way".

In the article I talk about Hannah (1Sam. 1:9-20) who pleaded with God and Samson (Judges, 15:18-20)who through a tantrum. My whole life as a Christian I had been told you can't pray like that. Then I read the scripture. Makes you wonder just how much people really know about their faith.

Anyway have a read and tell me what you think.


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