There’s no wrong way to pray, but there is a better way.

The more I read the teachings of Jesus, the more I realized that my prayers didn’t sound like the prayers in Scripture. Not because my prayers weren’t bold enough, or long enough. But because my prayers were missing something.

And I’ve prayed with enough people over the years, that I’m willing to bet the same is true for you.

The good news? It’s a really, really simple fix.

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regardless of what you think about
prayer whether you’ve never prayed
before or whether you pray everyday I
think what Jesus says about prayer is
gonna challenge all of us let’s get
right to it hey everybody my name is
Chris Popolo and welcome to what Jesus
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when you look at what Jesus says about
prayer maybe you’re one of those people
who says prayer doesn’t work just leave
your thoughts and prayers to yourself
please or maybe you’re one of those
people who believe you know all you got
to do is believe hard enough and God
will give you whatever it is you’re
asking for but you look at what Jesus
says about prayer I think it challenges
all of our expectations because when you
take all of Jesus’s teachings on prayer
and you kind of look at them as a
collective whole there’s one word that
keeps on popping up that I think it’s
the heart of what Jesus is trying to
teach like for instance this is one time
where he’s teaching this crowd of people
about prayer and he says which of you if
your son asks you for bread will give
him a stone or if he asks for a fish
will give him a snake if you then though
you are evil know how to give good gifts
to your children how much more will your
Father in Heaven give good gifts to
those who ask now one possible reaction
here is like oh really okay God’s gonna
give me whatever I ask for
you know golden goose God’s not real
prayer doesn’t work but that’s treating
these words of Jesus like their case law
or that he’s legally bound to these
words and if you remember the beginning
what he said it says which of you if
your son asks you for bread this this is
getting to the heart of a father and a
parent-child relationship but there’s
another word and what Jesus teaches here
that you’ll see over and over again and
Jesus is teaching on prayer that I think
is a really powerful word for us to look
at it’s this word ask I tell people all
the time that they can ask for anything
in prayer because the ask is yours
the answer is his when it comes to
people will say things like oh hey can I
borrow the keys to your car or have
go out of town for the weekend can you
watch my house for me but when it comes
to asking God for things we’ll say
things like Oh God hey please be with my
aunt Cindy and her hip surgery or God
please give us safe travels on our trip
and the difference between when we ask
people for things and we ask God for
things comes down to this little thing
called a question mark and one of the
ways that you can live out those
teaching to ask God for things in prayer
is to remember the power of a question
mark because the ask is yours the answer
is his so it’s not God please heal my
aunt Cindy’s hip period it’s God will
you please heal my aunt Cindy’s hip
question mark it’s not God give me a
safe travels period is God will you
please give us safe travel question mark
and suddenly there with the power of a
question mark now I’m freed up to ask
for bold things God will you please heal
my marriage question mark God will you
please come and help our financial
situation question mark and you’re free
to ask for bold impossible and
incredible things because the ask is
yours and the answer is his so here’s
what I would like to hear from you think
of the last thing that you prayed to God
for word the last time you ask God for
something think of whatever it was think
of the last thing it was okay and once
he got it in your mind change it and do
a question put a will you or can you in
front of it and then put a question mark
at the end of it and watch what happens
and and then leave your reaction in the
comment section below it was that
strange was a different what was
different about it leave that in the
comment section below and also I’ve got
some other videos on prayer that you can
check out right over here thank you guys
so much and we’ll see soon

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