Thursday, February 13, 2020

Prayer, Just Start Talking

Have you ever found yourself struggling with your prayers? You tell your friends that you will pray for them, but you just do not know where to begin.








I have to confess that, I too, struggle with my prayers. I constantly wonder if I am doing it right.





Prayer is just conversation with God <---- Period.





You have conversations with your family. You have conversations with your friends. That is what prayer is all about. It is our way of being able to communicate with God.





What I like to do, when I pray, is to close my eyes. While my eyes are closed, I picture Jesus sitting there with me, holding my right hand.





Just start talking.





That is a concept that I have a hard time with. I am not someone that just talks. And I am definitely not someone that talks about myself and my needs.











Read over Psalm 139. It is a beautiful prayer from David to God.





Psalm 139 NIV 





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. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you. If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord , and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.





These verses show us that God is always there. He knows when we go out and when we lie down. He is with us. He has been with us. He goes before us. He keeps us safe. Can I get an "Amen!"





Prayer:





Dear Father, 





Thank you for all that you continue to do for me. Father, I take comfort in knowing that you have searched me. You know me better than anyone else. You are aware everytime I sit down and everytime I rise. You know when I go out and when I lie down. You know everything there is to know about me. Father, you even know about my struggles. My fears, my worries. You know how I am constantly afraid that my prayers are not good enough for you. I find comfort in knowing that you are always with me, guiding me through each step. Your hand is on me keeping safe. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen.














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Have you ever found yourself struggling with your prayers?
You tell your friends you will pray for them, but you just don't know where to begin.
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.



























Ps. I am adding the reading plan for the month of March. I am also adding, for those of you keeping up, the next part of writing plan of Nehemiah.



Enjoy!













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