Summary: To show that we need to pray more frequently with primary goals in mind as we commune with GOD, we become like Him, not to be heard because that's our secondary goal.
How many times do you pray? Countless times. Whenever I'm alone I pray in tongues or whenever in daily devotions. I still need to frequent my prayer more times as the day is nearing.
Matthew 6:8 (Amplified Bible)
6:8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
Hebrews 10:25 (Amplified Bible)
10:25 Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to pray more frequently with primary goals in mind as we commune with GOD, we become like Him, not to be heard because that's our secondary goal.
Psalms 55:17 (Amplified Bible)
55:17 Evening and morning and at noon will I utter my complaint and moan and sigh, and He will hear my voice.
Psalms 55:17 (King James Version)
55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You taught me how to pray everytime we pray, we only learn how to pray more effectively by praying with You and Your HOLY SPIRIT. Dear HOLY SPIRIT use our tongue to pray more to the FATHER GOD in JESUS's Name.
Pray 3 times a day
A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.
B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)
C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD
D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author
E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise
Psalms 55 is a maschil (instructive poem) of David
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Three times a day: David prays: Evening, morning and noon
"Evening and morning and at noon will I utter my complaint and moan and sigh,"
Matthew Henry says "Prayer is a salve for every sore and a relief to the spirit under every burden."
Every human being is sick with sin when born into this world and He needs healing from the LORD, when He prays this sickness is relieved. Only GOD can relieve a spirit as well. GOD does this when we pray.
Morning or "boker" in Hebrew which means break of day from 6am onwards.
Evening or "ereb" in Hebrew which means dusk - tending to darkness from 6pm onwards.
Noon or "tsohar" in Hebrew which means dual double light, midday, noon - 12 noon or lunch time.
So even King David busy as he is, because by profession he is king, is praying 6am, 12noon at lunch time and 6pm onwards till evening. We can also do this because we're not as busy as King David.
Pray or "syach" in Hebrew which means:
1. to ponder - to weigh in the mind; to consider and compare the circumstances or consequences of an event, or the importance of the reasons for or against a decision (silent prayer, only GOD and you knows it)
2. to converse - a loud prayer
3. to utter - to speak; to pronounce; to express; as, to utter words; to utter sounds.
4. commune, complain, declare, meditate, muse, pray, speak, talk
Cry aloud or "hamah" in Hebrew which means:
1. to make a loud sound
2. in great commotion or tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamor
3. clamorous, concourse, cry aloud, be disquieted, loud, mourn, be moved, make a noise, rage, roar, sound, be troubled, make in tumult, tumultuous, be in an uproar
I have my enemies just across the street, scoffers who drink, smoke and gamble every Sunday cursing GOD, I pronounce what will happen to them, in that time I'm also praying. I'm doing #1 and #3 type of prayer. Modern type of praying is declaration of what will happen irregardless of circumstances or situation you face, you're declaring what the WORD merely says, not what you're feelings or five senses are seeing. Praying time is time where you can practice your faith.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (Amplified Bible)
5:7 For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (Amplified Bible)
5:17 Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly];
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (The Message)
5:17 pray all the time;
Ephesians 6:18 (The Message)
6:18 In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.