By Fr Leo Benjamin, Pastor
TOUCHING THE HEAVENS THROUGH PRAYER
There is a word that scripture uses for “Prayer & meditation” it is the Hebrew word Siyach and its root words. When we study this word in the Bible, it brings to light a new understanding of how prayer works, Conveying an Idea for example that originates in the simple knowledge of how the restriction of our breath works through our tongue, teeth, and lips as it passes through our mouth to create an expression of speech. Whereby becoming an asset assisting in your prayer life. This action of speech activates the heart, prayer is not be just an act of the intellect. Prayer becomes an act of the heart resounding in the heavens! Expressing your inner speech and outer speech, from the backdrop of a (redemptive lifestyle).
We read in James 3:5-6, Even so, the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell, thereby reminding us of the power and the responsibility we have in our mouth. We read when God spoke he set in motion life itself, God said “LET THERE BE,” and it was so. He made us in His image. Regarding Adam Genesis 2:19 and out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called as in (the action of speech) every living creature, that was the name thereof.
WE DON’T REALIZE HOW BEAUTIFUL A TOOL GOD HAS GIVEN EACH US.
The very first time we see the word Siyach; is in Genesis 2:5 And every PLANT Strong’s H7880 of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. The word for plant is fascinating because when you look up its root, you will see in Strong’s H7878 it says; to put forth, meditate, muse, commune, speak, complain, ponder, sing… all involving the use of the expression of speech in the positive and or the negative.
SPEECH IS AN EXPRESSION OF THOUGHT.
In Matthew 6:21 we read; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Jesus said this when He was teaching His disciples about prayer and meditation; He could not have given us a more excellent insight into the value and understanding, the responsibility we each have in using this most beautiful gift that connects us to the heavens that are the ability to express thought in the inner and outer man.
Let’s look again at Genesis, just before the Lord God put man in the Garden. We read in Genesis 2:5 and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. When it says “there was not a man to till the ground” Could it be that he was also talking about the garden of our heart, and the responsibility each of us has to till and cultivate the garden of our heart.
This type of prayer is a real gift from heaven when you use your gift when praying the Word. When you’re meditating on Gods Word, all the while your tilling and cultivating your heart. And the Hebrew word Siyach is really describing the action of growth. Like a seedling that emerges from the soil just waiting for you to pray. The lesson to be learned here, allow the Holy Spirit to grow within you. Don’t be afraid to let your inner and outer speech give expression to your prayers and meditation. You can be confident that God that will bring the growth: Just as we read in 1 Corinthians 3:7 b “but God that giveth the increase.”