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How do you "Pray from the heart"?

When you pray, or when you ask Christ to come into your heart, how can you be certain that it's "from the heart" and not just lip service?

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It's just like when you're speaking to another individual, you know when it's from the heart. Confess with your mouth and believe with your heart.

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Be real and pray for what your heart hurts for.

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When I pray sincerely I can really feel the holy spirit. I feel uplifted and different then when I started. You'll know.

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That's encouraging to hear. The bible does say come to the throne to "get grace and mercy to help In time of need" but really what happens in the throne room is Jesus Christ soothing our broken heart. We focus on him and he shows us our troubles are nothing. He is all we need:) we feel uplifted after-happy-peaceful. Amazing is it not? "Oh taste and see that The Lord is good" :)
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Pray from the heart God knows when its real. He may not answer on your time but he will answer in time. Be grateful and thankful he love when we appreciate our little blessings:)

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Check the book of Matthew, Chapter 6, vs 6-8. The answer is there!

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I do I know what the latest bible is?
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be honest and tell him how u feel it work better if you go to church to visit him u know

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Sincerity. And brokenness." A broken and contrite heart oh God wilt thou not despise"

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Also, the bible says "His spirit beareth witness with our spirit that we are the child of God" seek Him in his word (KJV) that's the word of "truth" and the bible says those that worship him "must worship him in spirit and in truth" :)
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Wow perfect answer I love it.
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Thank you:)
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praying from the heart means being real in your prayers! Being honest and praying with intents that comes from the heart!

The heart is the 4th brain!

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If you truly believe in God he will know your words are true (he knows everything). You truly believe or you don't. Once I became Christian I began thinking about God, and praying often. My life also became a lot happier then it was before. If you really believe, you also aren't afraid to tell people you love and worship God.

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You will know when it's from the heart :)

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Romans 10:13 "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved". Have you called on His name? Yes, you've prayed in Jesus name. Are you included in the group previously mentioned as "Everyone"? Yes. Of course you are. So stop fretting, brother, and believe! Understand now that the bible itself declares that you are saved! You're a new creation in Christ. Alleluiah!

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Blessings, Brother. :D
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You have to ask? When u talk with your spouse, your kids, or your parents and you tell them that u love them, do you have to question your heart?

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There has to be a change in your heart.


Romans 12:2

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

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By taking time to feel your feelings, your prayer will come from the heart. Sometimes it may not even start out as sincere and your prayer may feel empty and unsure, but if you persist in your prayer, the real you will shine through. : D

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Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord?s name. And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we have [with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months. [I Kings 17:1.] And [then] he prayed again and the heavens supplied rain and the land produced its crops [as usual]. [I Kings 18:42-45.] (James 5:14-18 AMP)

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Pray for coincidences because that's all that you'll get.

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Psalm 17, 86, and 43 are excellent examples of wholehearted prayers. Matthew 6:9,10 also shows us the model prayer, otherwise known as the "Our Father" prayer. Explaining how to pray from the heart isn't easy because you yourself know your own heart. But what I can tell you is that you will know when you've prayed heartfelt.

If you pray and it comes to the point that tears fall (not to say this will happen on every occasion), that's an example of heartfelt prayer.

For more info you can visit jw.org

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This is a very good question. I am glad that you asked it. It shows you have humble means and want to do what is correct. The following is some information on the subject:

Does God listen to all prayers?

Consider what he told rebellious Israelites in the days of the prophet Isaiah: “Even though you make many prayers, I am not listening; with bloodshed your very hands have become filled.” (Isaiah 1:15) So certain actions can cause God not to listen to our prayers. For our prayers to be favorably heard by God, therefore, we must meet some basic requirements.

A primary requirement is that we exercise faith. (Mark 11:24) The apostle Paul wrote: “Without faith it is impossible to please [God] well, for he that approaches God must believe that he is and that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Having true faith is more than merely knowing that God exists and that he hears and answers prayers. Faith is proved by our actions. We must give clear evidence that we have faith by the way we live every day.—James 2:26.

<<SEE PART TWO IN COMMENTS SECTION BELOW>>

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<<PART TWO>>

God also requires that those who approach him in prayer do so with humility and sincerity. Do we not have reason to be humble when speaking to God? When people have the opportunity to speak to a king or a president, they usually do so respectfully, acknowledging the ruler’s high position. How much more so should we be respectful when approaching God! (Psalm 138:6) After all, he is “God Almighty.” (Genesis 17:1) When we pray to God, the manner in which we approach him should show that we humbly recognize our position before him. Such humility will also move us to pray from our heart in sincerity, avoiding routine, repetitive prayers.—Matthew 6:7, 8.

Another requirement for being heard by God is that we act in harmony with our prayers. God expects us to do all that is within our power to work at what we pray for. For example, if we pray, “Give us today our bread for this day,” we must work hard at whatever available job we are able to perform. (Matthew 6:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:10) If we pray for help in overcoming a fleshly weakness, we must be careful to avoid circumstances and situations that could lead us into temptation. (Colossians 3:5) In addition to these basic requirements, there are questions about prayer that we need to have answered.

I hope this information has helped you. It helped me.
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What an outstanding answer! I can't thank you enough!

I'm a huge advocate for Christianity and am a recent (October) "Follower" of Christ, my Savior. I was saved around '88, but "only had the title to the car"... I never bothered driving it. I would attribute that to the seed being planted in infertile soil. I would occasionally go to church and immediately be turned off by politics... until this past October. Just one sermon was all it took to find out that for all those years of praying for God to whack me on the back of the head with an anvil and send me in the right direction... He was always gently telling me, "Follow Me.". That was an AWESOME blessing.

I am working out my "infant salvation" with fear and trembling, however, and have some of the finer points still a bit unsure - as was addressed in this question.

Since October, I've been hungry for the Holy Spirit to speak to me, and believe he is whispering to me through the word (Studying the New Testament every morning for the past 3 weeks at about 3-4 hours daily), and am on the Praise Team at church, plus try to find more activities to keep me at church... basically so it feels more like a home than a "place I would visit once a week".

Majoring on the Majors and Minoring on the Minors is very important, and I have a lot of discernment I need to have "click".

Thank you, Brother... I'm adding you as a friend. I hope we can continue to sharpen each other.
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Well, my friend I hope you continue to make spiritual progress and as long as you put the Kingdom of God first in all things this will occur. Have a great day!
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The doctrinal test asks: Is he confessing Christ and sin? The moral test asks: Is his life characterized by obedience and love?

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Amen to that!
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You can't love with it, you can't pray from it. It's not aware, it just pumps blood to the brain, where prayer and love originate.

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Sincerity.

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When we pray for deliverance from a troublesome situation, it is wise to examine our motives. Are we concerned exclusively with getting relief from the problem, or do we keep Jehovah and his purpose in mind? Personal suffering can easily cause us to get so caught up in our own situation that concern over spiritual matters fades into the background. When praying to God for help, let us keep our mind focused on Jehovah, the sanctification of his name, and the vindication of his sovereignty. Doing so can help us to maintain a positive outlook even if the solution that we hope for fails to materialize. The answer to our prayers may be that we need to endure the situation with God’s help.—Read Isaiah 40:29; Philippians 4:13.

Check out this link!

http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/will-god-help-me-if-i-pray/

Hope I helped!

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