Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Have you prayed today? Is prayer something we have to schedule? Does it have to be only in church? Do we pray only when issues of life arise? Is praying something for everyone or just for the Pastor...for those who are "leaders"? What if I don't have the right words? I can't pray like the Pastor does. When I have a need I call my friend, she knows how to pray.
I'm sure words and questions like this have traveled though our mind at one point. The Creator of heaven made you & me, that's foundational. He was speaking with his creation from the very beginning. When the Lord Jesus walked on earth, He himself prayed to the Father.
Talking with God. It's not about the words...its about our heart. He wants us to commune with him. We wake up and the One who does not sleep or slumber is waiting for us to come to him. He is involved in the affairs of men....Oh God..we call out to you Lord...help us....Let's pour our hearts out...let's talk with God...at anytime & at scheduled times....by ourselves...with two or three...& corporately. Pray for what you have yet to see with your eyes...pray for the widow and the orphan....pray for what troubles your heart...pray for leaders and officials...pray for your enemy....pray for the one that has broken your heart and betrayed your trust....pray for the sick....pray for those who have turned their back on God and don't realize they need a
Savior....pray for the work of God to be fruitful...pray for the church...pray against complacency and pray that compromise would not be found in our camp....pray that the Spirit of the Living God would be invited and included in the affairs of men.....pray that we would not divert from the straight and narrow path....pray for the one that has fallen, that the Lord would restore
them as they cry out in repentance...Pray!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. (Matthew 6:5)
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Romans 8:26)
You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. )Psalm 139:1-4)
God bless you!~Liz
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