This article is about the distinguishing-characteristic of the Christian’s prayers in the new covenant.
And I can’t think of a better place to look for God’s counsel, than to (what I believe is) the apex of new covenant doctrine…Hebrews chapter 10.
V.1 “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.”
V.2 “For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.”
V.12, “But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;”
V.14, “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.”
V.19, “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,”
V.20, “By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;”
V.21, “And having an high priest over the house of God;”
V.22, “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”
So whether you’re praying aloud or silently, remember that you’re already fully forgiven of all your sin; that takes the pressure off. Just talk with God in your own normal way, and enjoy your fellowship with Him.
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19. We love him, because he first loved us.” 1 John 4.17-19