Prayer – To God

I read from time to time about prayer and praying from the perspective of a psychologist or secular
sources. It is always the same “prayer is good for a person. It gives them a better attitude.” REALLY?? Is
that all there is to it, a better attitude a better feeling? Well, ladies and gentlemen, if that is all there is –
it makes you feel better, then you as a Christian (Romans 10:9,10) do not understand prayer!
The very first thing you need to understand is WHO you are praying to. Part of this understanding is
knowing to whom you are not praying.
1 Corinthians 12:2 (KJV)
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led (before you
became a Christian.)
Dumb idols are idols (gods) that can’t hear, that won’t speak, that can’t bring deliverance to a person
when they need it. They don’t have to be idols of wood or stone. They could be anything that is man
made. But, the point is, that they CANNOT give deliverance. We don’t pray to a God that can’t hear us!
We don’t pray to a God that can’t see us. We pray to ALMIGHTY GOD who created the Heavens and the
Earth. The God who set the stars in their course. The God who is willing to give us the desires of our
hearts. The God who promises deliverance in sickness, in finances and in every aspect of your life.
John 14:6 (KJV)
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If you want answers to prayer you have to pray according to the rules and regulations and those are only
found in the Bible. Do you see what Jesus Christ said?? He said the only access to God is through him,
Jesus Christ! So, there is no getting to God by Buddha, or Allah, or Shiva, or any other so-called god. The
Christian is the only one that has access to God Almighty, if the Bible is correct…and it is.
So, who is it that we pray to? What are His attributes? Is He a vengeful God or a caring, loving God?
Psalm 91:1-7 (KJV)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be
thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh
Isn’t verse four a wonderful figure of speech? My wife has a screen saver on her computer that
makes me think of this verse every time I see it. It is a photograph of a mother duck sitting in thegrass, the rain is coming down, her wing is outstretched and underneath it are four little
ducklings looking out at the rain, dry, warm and protected. God will do and does the same for us.
Exodus 6:2-4 (KJV)
2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my
name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their
pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
Do you know what Jehovah means? It means God in His covenant relationship. He covenanted with
Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. Although God took care of them they did not know His full
potential as Jehovah. There are ten redemptive names for Jehovah and Psalm 23 has eight of those ten
Psalm 23:1-6 (KJV)
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art
with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with
oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house
of the LORD for ever.
In verse 1 He is Jehovah Raw aw – Jehovah my shepherd.
In verse 1 He is, also, Jehovah Jireh – Jehovah who will see and provide
In Verse 2 He is Jehovah Shalom – Jehovah our peace
In verse 3 He is Jehovah Ropheka – Jehovah who healeth thee
In verse 3 He is, also, Jehovah Zidkenu – Jehovah our righteousness
In verse 4 He is Jehovah Shammah – Jehovah is there ( He never leaves you or forsakes you)
In verse 5 He is Jehovah Nissi – Jehovah my banner, my covering, my protection, just like Psalm 91:4.
In verse 5 He is, also, Jehovah Mekaddishkem – Jehovah that doth sanctify you.
I want to trace out for you a few verses to show you that this same God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
the same God that delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt and brought them into the promised land
is the same Jehovah to you.
Romans 4:16 (KJV)
16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all
the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham;
who is the father of us all,Galatians 3:6-9 (KJV)
6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before
the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Are you “of faith?” You are if you have done Romans 10:9,10!
Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
John 16:23-24 (KJV)
23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask
the Father in my name, he will give it you.
24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be
Expect miracles every day
Expect miracles when you pray
When you expect them God will find a way
To perform miracles for you each day!
As a Christian, when you pray, you have a direct line to the One that so loved the World that He gave His
only begotten son so that when you pray you can get answers and deliverance.