Matthew 6:5-13 (NIV)
"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the
synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have
received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And 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 like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. "This, then, is how you should pray: " 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from the evil one.
This morning on my usual ride to work...I take that time to pray. Today I felt tired...perhaps overwhelmed somewhat and as I began to pray...it was as if I began to tell my Father all the things that I needed.
..Lord...can you please...Father...I need.... No sooner than the words came out of my mouth....quickly the Spirit of God said....not like that Liz....you know better....come..rest at my feet and begin to worship Me.... It's not that God is waiting on His throne to receive all his adoration before he will even open his ears to me...but its because he knows that not only does he deserve all glory, honor, & adoration from me....he knows that's how he made me...to worship him....he knows that as I begin to lift his name higher...that the cares of this world diminishes....I don't know how it happens..but something transpires...something supernatural and Peace comes in...truly He came into my car as I drove and began to cry and adore my Savior....then my petitions easily flowed and it was a beautiful melody...no longer a list of things for God to do for me.....but a time of being refreshed and perspective began to realigned itself...Glory to Jesus!