Silent Prayer

Silence is the Highest Form of Honor

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Our Creator Knows Our Words Before We Speak

“Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, YHVH, You know it all.” Psalm 139:4

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Words are Not the Only form of Communication

Speaking is beneficial to us during prayer, especially when we know His Word of Truth; Who He says He Is and Who we are in covenant with Him:

“Then YHVH passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “YHVH, YHVH, God, Compassionate/Merciful and Gracious, Slow to anger, and Abounding in Faithful Loving kindness and Truth; Exodus 34:6

We are to know, remember  and speak His Words because we are the ones who are forgetful, not Him.

The Shema Prayer

“Hear, O Israel!  YHVH is our God, YHVH is One! “You shall love YHVH your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 22:37

We are to have these words memorized, (in our heart).  We are to teach them diligently to our children, say them when we sit in our house, when we walk outside, when we go to bed and when we wake up.

and the second is like it,  …Love your neighbor as yourself.” Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39

All the Torah and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”Matthew 22:40

Praying Out Loud in a Group Benefits Those Listening, Not Him.

“I knew that You always hear Me, but I say this for the benefit of the people standing here, so they may believe that You sent Me.” John 11:42

There is no need to say lengthy prayers. Luke 20:47

“And when you pray, do not babble on like pagans, for they think that by their many words they will be heard.” Matthew 6:7

How Should We Pray Out Loud and for One Another?

“This, then, is how you should pray: Matthew 6:9

“ Our Father in the heavens, (Unseen),

Your Name is Set Apart, (Holy),

and Your kingdom is Blessed,

Your Will be done,

in heaven and on earth.

Grant us our bread continually

And forgive us the debt of our transgressions

as we forgive those who transgress against us.

And do not bring us into the hands of a test,

and protect us from every bad way.  (adapted from Nehemiaswall.com/learn-lords-prayer-hebrew)

This simple model of prayer only takes a minute to say and if you really meditate on the original Hebrew meanings, you will find that it covers everything we truly need.

When we pray for others, pray the way Jesus prayed for Peter, that their faith will not fail, Luke 22:32.  And we’d be kept from bad, John 17:15.

Ask, Question, Express Gratitude or just Chat

He is the only One to whom we can speak freely and trust.  No human being knows the hidden intentions of the heart, Genesis 6:5.  Only His Spirit has the power to guide and instruct us effectively.Matthew 23:8

Prayer is not over when We finish speaking.

When Y’hoshua, (Jesus), spent all night in prayer, do we envision Him Speaking?

“In those days, Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God.”  Luke 6:12

Obviously prayer is not one sided.  It is vital to our Spiritual growth and transformation when we spend time getting to know God’s Spiritual Word and focusing our thoughts on His Unseen, Life-giving, Spirit of Wisdom, Proverbs 8:35.

No More Need to Tell God What to Do.

  What a relief it was when I stopped feeling like I had to tell God what to do and how to do it.  Yes we still ask, and wait and listen, but there’s such peace in knowing He already Knows everything and we can trust Him.

If you remain in Me and My Words remain in you, ask and whatever you wish will be done for you,” John 15:7.

Waiting Silently Gives Us Peace, Comfort and Joy

“But YHVH, (He Exists) is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him.”Habakkuk 2:20

“Be silent before YHVH! For the day of YHVH is near, For YHVH has prepared a sacrifice, He has consecrated His guests.” Zephaniah 1:7; Zechariah 2:13

Our finite vocabulary tends to fall away as we gain spiritual awareness of The Almighty’s Awesome, Fearsome, Wonderful, Faithful, Merciful, Kind, Patient, Loving, Compassionate, Just, Righteous, Sovereigness over the Entire Universe.

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