TargetPoint Vol 30 of 31
Today's Verse/Thought: PRAISE-The Attitude of Prayer and The Amen
Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done . . .
Perhaps the greatest secret to learn about prayer is how to maintain a DEVOTIONAL ATTITUDE AFTER your time with the Lord concludes. We must learn to take the spirit of praise with us throughout our day.
Think about it this way: When we walk away from this special time with the Lord, we are not asking, but giving. Into a busy world we carry words of praise. We can learn to sprinkle every action with silent worship. THE GREATNESS OF GOD can then begin to DOMINATE our thoughts and our conduct. This is key to having a life that is fulfilled, not empty!
And then we end with AMEN! There's rarely a time when we don't conclude our prayers this way! Amen tells the Lord, so be it, or, it is done. A hardy AMEN ends our praying with a STRONG EXPRESSION OF CONFIDENCE. In essence we are saying, God, I know you can be trusted to bring these petitions into being. I confess my confidence in your promises. I praise you because it is done!
ALLOW an ATTITUDE of prayer to flood your being as you prepare for your day. As you walk away from your prayer time, LEAVE YOUR HEART'S DOOR open to the Lord. Even though you say a hardy AMEN, consider that you are leaving a comma at the end of your prayer, instead of a period.
REMEMBER, God has been your power during prayer and will be your power throughout the day. SEEK, as much as possible, to CARRY ON A DIALOGUE with the Lord as you progress through your day.
DETERMINE to magnify God's name in all you do as you proceed through your day. TAKE OPPORTUNITIES during quiet moments (driving in the car, standing in a line, working on a project), to tell the Lord you love Him.
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