How Do We Pray?
Some people pray proudly so as to be seen and heard of men. They do this under the guise of claiming it is their witness before men. Others pray repetitiously thinking persistence with God will wear Him down and finally pay off. They do this under the guise of faith. Some pray despairingly with tears confessing only their sins and no confidence in God’s grace in Christ. They do this under the guise of humility. Some pray superstitiously thinking if they do not pray at certain times (such as before a meal) some kind of curse or illness will come upon them. They do this under the guise of holiness.
How do we who believe in in the Lord Jesus Christ pray?
We as believers are to pray to our heavenly Father through the Lord Jesus Christ, our great high priest, on the basis of His powerful work of redemption to save us from our sins. We are to pray boldly and confidently for our Father to grant us what we need and what we desire as it is consistent with His will, His glory, His goodness, His grace, and His wisdom.
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.