My prayers have become a habit

light bulbJohn 14: 11-14:  Verse 11:  Jesus is in the father and the father is in me.  The same as Jesus is in you and you are in Jesus. When I write it like that, it is very confusing.  Did you invite Jesus to live in you?  Now that we are past that point, think about this: verse 14: Jesus says to ask for anything in His name.  Oh wait, do I do that?  I had to think about it for a bit and realized, I had gotten out of it, asking in Jesus name. But what if I say it and it becomes just part of a habit such as saying Amen?  Yep, that can happen.  It is like picking up a colloquialism. Everyone is saying it.  Remember when people were going around saying surreal incorrectly?  It was being used to accent the fact that the experience was bigger than life.  Jesus is bigger than life.  But surreal means bizarre.  Can you pray in Jesus name so much that it becomes just a phrase you are saying? Yes, however, it doesn’t mean that we are not supposed to ask in Jesus’ name. With me I felt as if it was implied.  I had forgotten a thing about God. He likes to be asked. Jesus knows what I want, what I need, but part of my action, my doing is I need to ask. How can you keep your Prayers from being just habit? Switch it up.  Don’t use the same words. Start by asking Jesus at the beginning.  Put it in the middle. Focus on what you are saying and don’t just pray to get it out-of-the-way. Wait on the Holy Spirit to give you the words.

11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

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