This morning, I was reading a post over at The Tall Chick blog (http://www.thetallchickblog.com/). Her post from yesterday was full of encouragement, and mainly about The Power of Prayer. Prayer. It’s so vital.
Prayer. It’s communication with God.
Did you know we can communicate with our God just like we would a friend? We can call Him up anytime, and chat with him. About any thing and every thing. Did you know He already knows what we want to talk with Him about? Well, He does. He isn’t silly. He’s more in tune with our own lives than we are. He guides our paths, and He knows our every thought before we even think it. Why not talk to Him about it? And surrender your thoughts to Him? Hmmm.
I’ve seen the power of prayer, and it’s mighty powerful.
Have you ever been intimidated to pray? I have. All the time, actually. (whoops) I don’t like praying out loud. I freak out. I stumble. I get flushed and uncomfortable. Is this how we get when we talk to a friend? No. If we did, we’d be pretty silly. We may get like this when we’re talking to a crush, or talking to a stranger. But, the Lord shouldn’t be someone we’re uncomfortable talking to. We should want to talk to Him, and as we talk with Him out loud, pray that we’re an encouragement to the people that are around us.
I John 5:14-15
And we can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for
anything in line with his will. And if we know he is listening when we make our
requests, we can be sure that he will give us what we ask for.
When we pray, we should be confident that the Lord’s will will be done, not our own. If we pray for His will to happen, it will. Obviously. He listens to our every prayer, and He gives us what we ask for. Whether if it’s as soon as we ask for it, in the near future, or distant future, it happens when it’s supposed to happen.
Do you ever feel like you “can’t pray right now, I need to wait until I am in a quiet place where no one is around and when I have enough time..” ??
I do this. All the dang time. What am I thinking?? He hears EVERY prayer. Big or small, rushed or when you have plenty of time. You don’t have to be in utter silence and all alone. You can talk with the Lord all the time, all day. I find myself talking to Him all day, but when I need to pray for the big things, I end up putting it off until later because I am not in a state of mind or some crap like that. I sometimes get this dumb idea in my head that it has to be a big, elaborate prayer if it’s something that is super important. It doesn’t. He doesn’t want us to wait. Prayer is vital. We need to do it all the time, about every thing.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this
is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.
This is so convicting for me this morning, and challenging. Prayer. All day prayer. About everything. Even if they’re tiny prayers, it’s still a prayer! I can only imagine how awesome the Lord will work through our lives if we pray constantly. And have faith and confidence in our prayers. If we pray for people we know, people we don’t know, our enemies, our loved ones, etc. How much of an impact will it have on our lives?
Until next time,