Live Prayers vs Dead Prayers Which Do You Offer?
How do you pray? Do you put your heart to it? Do you mumble a few words and off you go to your daily chores? Oh dear child of God, how we grieve the Holy Ghost when we do not throw our whole souls more into our prayers to God.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? God honors and answers the prayers of His children. Why are cold towards the things of God? Why carry needless burdens when you fail to pray heartily? The Bible tells us that…
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16b
Live prayers vs Dead Prayers :
Do you not know that There are life (living) prayers; these are the prayers that tasks us, our bodies, take time, cost us a great deal of physical discomfort but yields great spiritual comforts. Remember the Savior at the passion, He prayed to the extent that His sweat was seen as blood because He was in a great deal of pain and anguish for our sins.
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Lk 22:44
So also God expects, when we approach Him in prayer, we ought to give him our total undivided attention and only then can we be assured that we are offering our prayers worthily.
There are also dead prayers. This is the very easy and run – of – the – mill- kind of prayers and Mr and Mrs flesh sure loves these kinds of prayer.
In fact, if you should sample prayers or take note of the words said during these kinds of prayer you will see why God classifies them as dead works.
These are the kinds of prayers that cost us nothing, full of hypocrisy, self-righteousness, devoid of emotion, no piety, no contrition, no repentance.
Just oh Lord give me this and that. Prayers, Said for formality sake, can be likened to dead prayers.