“Praying at all times in the spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perserverance, making supplication for all the saints.” (Ephesians 6:18 ESV)
“And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought to pray and not lose heart.” (Luke 18:1 ESV)
How many times has someone asked you to pray for them? And did you or did you just say sure and then forget about it?
I am getting better about it. I have never been a very bold or confident person. But that is changing. God is working on me. You might say I am a work in progress. And that’s ok with me. God is teaching me that I don’t have to be a bold, outspoken person. I can be a quiet, gentle praying person. Even the small quiet prayers are heard.
But yesterday I was a get-up-in-your-face, loud, almost screaming person. You see, I was mad. The devil is trying to mess with my car. I told a friend, jokingly, I thought my car was having a nervous breakdown. First off, warning lights were on, gauges working. Warning lights went off, gauges froze. Then the gauges all went down to nothing. Then they worked again. I was going at one time 55 mph, sitting in park in a parking lot. It was actually kind of funny after I talked to my mechanic. In the course of events, my blinkers quit, my trunk would not open. Then the blinkers worked and my trunk opened. Then they quit and started again.
But as I said, I was mad. I yelled at the devil to get his hands off my car and leave it alone. Then I prayed in tongues for a few minutes. But then I laughed. I laughed and laughed. The devil doesn’t like laughter. But it sure made me feel good. And even though the issues continued until I got home, I felt peace about it.
I still feel peace. I had went to get a friend so she could spend the day with me. Its great what a good Holy Ghost laughing spell will do. I feel so at peace.