Weekly Commentary for Feb. 21st, 2022 On the Social Gospel Blog with Author Rev. Paul J. Bern

Why Is Prayer Necessary? Is There a Right or Wrong Way to Pray?

Minister Paul J Bern

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What if my Prayers Don’t Get Answered?

By Rev. Paul J. Bern

This week’s commentary will be on a topic that was actually suggested by one of my subscribers, since she had never found anything about prayer in any of my postings from the past. When I went back to my archives, which are substantial in that I have blog postings dating back to about the last ten years or so, I discovered that she was correct. That’s why this week’s commentary will be on prayer, and I’m really going to get down to some interesting details about the inner workings of prayer in this week’s commentary. This will include an explanation of how we should pray, as well as examples of the way to go about it. First, let me begin with a quote from famed Christian musician, singer and producer Dr. Ron Kenoly. This quote has been borrowed from Dr. Kenoly’s website: https://ronkenoly.org/

“Hello Friends, I trust and pray that you are being blessed as we continue to learn that our Heavenly Father has Name. I hope that you are realizing the value that He places on His Name. In Luke 6, the disciples would notice how Yahushua (Jesus) would get up early and pray and then he would go through the balance of the day, performing signs, wonders and miracles and delivering profound teachings. The disciples asked him to teach them how to pray. Yahushua taught them what is known as the Lord’s/Disciples Prayer. The prayer is a prayer that almost every New Testament believer has learned by heart. It begins as such…

“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name…” I want to pause here for a moment at the word Name. What is our Heavenly Father’s Name? Almost every believer knows the prayer but very few people have investigated enough to know what our Heavenly Father’s Name really is. Proverbs 30:4, The Scripture asks, what is His Name? The answer to the question is given to us in Exodus 3:13–15, when Moses asked The Eternal One, whom shall I say sent me? The Almighty said “I Am the Self Existing One”. In the original Hebrew that translates to YaHuWaH and The Eternal One goes on to

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Minister Paul J Bern

Rev. Paul J. Bern is a Web pastor and blogger on The Social Gospel Blog on Medium and Substack. Longtime Atlanta Ga. resident; stroke survivor; piano player