Out of curiosity, why do you not like "repeat after me" prayers? Some people don't quite know how to pray.I don't believe in the repeat after me prayers. I tell them they are sinners who need God and He made a way for them by Jesus dieing on the cross and then need to allow Jesus to be their Lord because without Him they are without hope and lost in their sin and then I allow them to make their own commitment to the Lord and pray theirselves to Him.
I love the Lord's prayer. I consider it to be one of His gifts to us.Greetings! I thought it would be a good thing if we could share short Salvation prayers with each other. Bringing someone to Christ is such an awesome experience!
I think when one prays his own words, it can be a testiment to his growing closer to God. Nevertheless, just because a prayer isn't made up by you doesn't automatically make it less meaningful. Many of the prayers I say are very old and common ones. It's not out of repetition, but out of persistence.I think showing people the way through the Scriptures: pointing them to the Savior in great verses such as John 3:16 is really good. Then, I think they need to find their own words; they need to come from their own hearts; otherwise, how do we know that our words on behalf of someone else are really going to activate the Holy Spirit to bring about the new birth?