This got me thinking about the different intentions I have when calling on Jesus. When I am fearful or in danger, I appeal to him in desperation. When I repeat the Jesus Prayer, Lord Jesus Christ have mercy upon me, I am requesting that my heart be fill with the Holy Spirit.
All of this is extremely personal and very private. It’s between me and God. In fact, this blog is as public as I get. Most people reading it are strangers or prayer people I know who keep their prayers to Jesus private. I share in the hope that what I do may help others discern how God is calling them to pray.
I don’t know Nik’s intentions, but I sense there was some evangelism involved, which to me is different purpose, but not prayer.
I suggest that you check out Tom’s sermon. <http://mccsudbury.org/faith-on-a-wire/>