Power of Prayer. There is some powerful stuff behind each dangerous or routine prayer we pray. I’m learning that there really is no right or wrong way to pray. What is felt led by your heart is where you begin. Even if it is,
“Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our debts,
As we also have forgiven our debtors;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.” -Matthew 6:9-13 (RSV)
You’d be surprised, there are some really good prayers in the Bible for each circumstance you may be facing. God didn’t do this thing halfheartedly. He is an all or nothing Father and his love is undeniable. He graciously walks with us through the valley of the shadow of death, He calms the storms of the seas, He heals the sick, and died for our sins. Devotion is his middle name. He devotes his entirety to us, his sons and daughters. He is Yahweh Jireh (The Lord will provide), he is El Shaddai (God Almighty), El Roi (God who sees), or even El Olam (The Everlasting God). He never leaves or forsakes us.
When we take time to sit and meditate in His word and give thankfulness to all He provides, it only brings glory to His name. Prayer is something I have always struggled with in my faith journey. I guess you could say I had “prayer jitters” because I always thought I was doing it wrong. Let me tell you, there is absolutely no wrong way to give it to God. My son always thanks God for his toys when he prays and it’s beautiful. He wants to be thankful in all he has.
I have taken hold of what speaks to my heart and I am finally giving it all to Him without worry of rejection. I know He will deliver exactly in the way he needs to. Whether it’s getting a job back because of unjust actions or being told it’s just not going to happen. He knows what the best outcome is for every single one. He has a direction and it could possibly be given another chance to show what was missing. Maybe He wants to take your life in a completely different direction and you finish up college and finally live up to your dream job. He doesn’t do the things he does without reason and it’s not to hurt us. He is showing us mercy. Who knows, maybe it wasn’t meant to be at that company, it could very well go even further down hill and the respect would just never be there. I promise you, precious child, He has a reason for every step in your life.
If it doesn’t go your way it’s not because you failed or He failed you, it’s because there is something better lined up for you in ways you could never imagine. I want you to take a moment, whatever you may be wanting to give to God and really meditate on it. He already knows your heart, He formed you before you were ever in your mother’s womb, He knows the desires you thirst for. He is all knowing. He will not forsake you in time of desperation. People tend to forget that. If He doesn’t feel present, you reach! Sometimes He wants you to come to Him in hopes that you will be willing to sacrifice your life to Him so he can continue to sacrifice for yours…
Today I want to pray for all of those with hopes, needs, struggles, sickness, hardships, joys, calm, anxieties, and every other reason imaginable. I want to pray for my friends who read what I have to say and honestly enjoy what I share. Please, know their hearts. Let them be able to open themselves to you in ways they never knew they could. Be the light in the darkness when all hope seems gone. Place your love upon them and know they are never alone. Your omnipresence reigns true and there is absolutely no place they can go without you being right there. You’re as reliable as the air we breath, you are all around and everywhere in this life unto the next. Be a beacon of hope in the non believers and those who doubt. I thank you for all that you do and all that you are in my life.
“When you know the truth, and live the truth, it changes everything.” -Proverbs 31 Ministries