Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 6:6 (MSG); Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.
When we are before God in prayer, it is important that we drop all acts and be as honest as possible.
Our theme scripture teaches us that we should never be tempted to role-play before God. He is the Lord and He knows all there is to know about us. Our efforts at making an impression on Him will always be wasted.
Prayer has an audience of one. Your audience should never be your friends, neighbours, pastor or anyone you feel should bear testimony to the fact that you are a praying person.
Learn to speak to God in the same way you would speak to a very good friend. He does not need pretentious demonstrations of earnestness and zeal.
With Him, you should have a ‘reverential familiarity’, to approach Him as a good friend yet with the utmost respect.
He alone is the sole focus of true prayer.
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 14:23, 2 Kings 4:33
GOLDEN NUGGET: Prayer has an audience of one. God alone is the sole focus of true prayer.
PRAYER: My Lord, I thank You for this wisdom in prayer. I come to You with the deepest humility and sincerity in my spirit. My heart is open to what You desire to do in me. You search my heart and know me inside out. My life of prayer is built on fellowship with a dear friend and not merely passive speaking. I grow in this understanding every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.