I know about praying in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost from my Catholic years, but I am confused about how to pray now that I am born again. How do I pray now?
Catholicism is a religion of a lot of rigid structure designed by men and not God. Nowhere does God tell us how we are to pray every single time. Since you've been born again and are a child of God you have a relationship unlike you've ever had before with God. God wants us to communicate with Him in a way that is less about structure and more about understanding whom He is and that He wants the best for you. Here are some verses that may help you:
"Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you." John 15:16
John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give [it] you.
From these verses and others, we learn that we pray to the Father in Jesus' name. Your prayers to God should be more like a conversation with a loved one and less like a recited monologue.
Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 3:07 PM CDT