We need to learn to pray in the voice of God and not our own voice. He need to pray God’s words rather than our words. We need learn his desires rather than praying our personal requests and desires.
Seek the Lord while he may be found,
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake their way,
and the unrighteous their thoughts;
let them return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there until they have watered the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:6-11)
Jesus told us to pray life this:
When you pray, do not keep talking on and on. That is what ungodly people do. They think they will be heard because they talk a lot. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need even before you ask him.
This is how you should pray.
“Our Father in heaven,
may your name be honored.
May your kingdom come.
May what you want to happen be done
on earth as it is done in heaven.” (Matthew 6:7-10)
We need to pray down the kingdom of heaven. How do we do that? We pray God’s words? We need to come before the throne of God. We need to pray from heaven and bring heaven down to earth, rather praying from our earthly perspective.
The key is getting into the presence of God. We must set aside a time and place for prayer, without interruptions. We need to begin by worshiping God. We need to set ourselves aside and surrender to him. We must wait on the Holy Spirit. If we haven’t done so, we need to become acquainted with the Holy Spirit. See Spirit Baptism.
When we feel the presence of the Holy Spirit we should ask him to teach us what we should pray. God will answer our prayers when we pray his thoughts and words. Prayer will never be boring or laborious again. Perhaps we should prepare out sermons this way? God prayers could then be converted into our sermon, which would be his sermon!