Who are you praying to? Do you know?
You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men. You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to
set up observe your own traditions!
Is the man you are praying to a tradition or Truth?
Prayer is talking to Me, Jesus. It is a conversation. It is my gift to you to communicate with your Spirit Father. Prayer to anyone else, living or dead, or to anything else is a waste of your time. If you are praying to idols formed by man’s hands then your prayers are just like their fashioned faces. If you are praying to a dead person – sleeping saint, spirit, or otherwise – then your prayers will be dead, too. No joy. Nothing. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit…it does not have its origin in any man, but in God.
My Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete! When you pray are you filled with joy when you receive an answer? More prayer to the true God = more answered prayer = more joy!!!
Jesus prayed to His Father. He is our only example. The glory must go to the Living, not to the dead.
Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he (Jesus) pleads with God as a man pleads for his friend. Only a few years will pass before I go on the journey of no return. -Job
Father God, I pray that eyes would be opened to the Truth and not to some empty tradition or ritual of man. You are my advocate and my friend. You proved it on the cross. What an offense it must be to You, Lord, when prayers are lifted up in any other name. It is to you alone, Oh most Holy God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – that we pray. In Jesus name, Amen