The secret of prayer is that there is no secret! No secret place. No fairy dust. No secret knowledge. It’s purely and totally about Christ in you!
Despite the 45 million google hits for the “secret of prayer”, the Bible actually includes all that we need to know about communicating with God.
Prayer is not about secret knowledge available only to a select group of people. Divine truth is revealed to all through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Placing your faith in Christ also places Christ in you. His Spirit dwells in you. We all find wisdom and purpose in Him and through Him. (Romans 8:10-17)
We are adopted as children of God. We are heirs of divine richness to behold His glory without fear. Our close relationship is through our connection of kinship. Christ’s presence and intercession allow us to be in everlasting communion with God. We are able to approach God boldly because Christ is in each of us.
“In him and through faith in him
we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”
Christ in You
Truly… the “secret” to praying is Christ in you. The Apostle Paul and fellow New Testament writers frequently talked about this communion with Christ. It was a radical concept to the first century people…and to us today, too!
“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27)
The God of the Universe came to earth to be with us! The fullness of all creation dwells in Christ. In Him and through Him all things were made.
After Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, his physical departure from this planet cleared the way for the Holy Spirit’s arrival. Jesus is alive! The Spirit lives in us. The power of prayer is not in our words but in Christ when we pray in His name.
Choose now to meet with the Lord. As a believer, Christ is in you!
Pray through the words of the Bible….
Begin with a welcoming prayer: “Here I am, Lord. I know that You live in me. I want to meet with You and spend time with You. I am in Your presence, whether I feel you or not. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”
Read the passage.
Read the passage again, s l o w e r .
Write down a word or phrase that most grabs your attention.
Write out your prayer to God using this word or phrase.
Conclude your time with the Lord by listening for His promptings. Pause and wait to hear how He gently leads you to address matters in the coming day.
May the Lord bless you and hold you close as you dwell in His presence!
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