How To Pray
"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
The King of Israel, David, said, "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want...He leadeth men he paths of righteousness for His names sake...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."
(Psalms 23:1,3,6). It is such a blessing and unmerited favor to have the eyes of the Almighty God upon you. When God looks upon you graciously, He enlightens your mind and causes your spirit to be receptive to His Word. God, in most cases, uses a man/woman to speak His Words to another man/woman. He also uses a man/woman to pray for another man/woman.
We hear Jesus pray for his disciples in John 17. Just to quote verse 15, he says, "I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one." Sometimes the three questions we need to always ask ourselves are:
1) What path am I walking?
2) Who is praying for me?
3) Who am I praying for?
It is easy to pray for someone who has been trained well in the paths of righteousness for their hearts are not far from believing. Those who have never heard the teaching of righteousness in the Lord need to hear so as to walk according to the call. Just as it is written in Romans 10:14-15 "How then shall they call on Him whom the have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him on whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent?"
Most of our boys that we work with in ministry:
1) Have never been trained in the ways of the Lord
2) No one is praying for them
3) No one is a parent to them
Thanks be to God who spoke through the Psalmist in Psalms chapter 27:10, "When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up." God takes up the forsaken through sending someone to come alongside the,. You can come alongside someone by
1) Praying for the forsaken
2) Training up the forsaken child, in the ways of the Lord
3) Where possible, meet the needs of the needy