Morning Thought: How do you go from saying prayers to real prayer? Let the Holy Spirit teach you and pray through you. Don’t just see things with your physical eyes; see as the Father sees. Your Heavenly Father does not look at appearances, but rather he sees the heart. Paul was a great model of real prayer. He prayed with thanksgiving and joy because he prayed in light of Jesus’ Gospel, his good news. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:3-5, NASB).