This is from the blog Kirjath Sepher:
From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: the intercessors
. Intercession is not prayer.
. Yeshua was NOT praying a habitual, rote, vainly repetitious, charismatic, self oriented, christian prayer as He hung there on the cross. i.e. Now Father, I thank you in the name of Jesus that you deliver me and bless me and prosper me. I thank you Father that I am healthy, that I am wealthy and I am wise. I thank you Father that my ministry prospers. I thank you that I pretty much get everything that I say…I need…I want…I think…my understanding about this is…I know that you will want to…bless my endeavors Lord…you know that I am doing all of these things, all of this busy work, for you Lord, in your name Lord…that’s why I don’t have much time left over for….Lord? are you there Lord?…
. NO! NOT SO! HE WAS LAYING DOWN HIS LIFE!
. what does that mean? for us? to lay down your life?
. this is what that means: “nevertheless, not my will, but thy will…”
. after you have laid down your life, the prayer will sound different.
. enough said.
[Kirjath Sepher means “city of books”]