“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24 ESV)
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” (Psalm 34:17 ESV)
Below is another Facebook book post. Yeah, I know, but this is good:
“Prayer is the cure for a confused mind, a weary soul, and a broken heart.”
So is this saying that if you pray, everything will be fine? I believe so. It may take some time, but I do believe praying is a good thing to do.Even if it doesn’t fix everything, at least you put your problems, cares and concerns out there. You gave voice to them. Praying always makes me feel better. I know that I have a direct line to God and it’s never busy. God is never too busy to talk to us. He loves us and wants us to talk to him.
But how do you pray? I get tongued tied occasionally and don’t know what to say. I don’t always know what to pray for. Does God really want to hear my problems? I mean, he has a big universe to run. He is getting ready to increase the population of heaven soon too.
I have found that the easiest way for me to pray is to just talk to God. Talk to him like you would talk to a friend. I usually start my morning off by greeting God before I am even out of bed. I say, “Good morning, God. How are you today?”
I have made a decision to dedicate at least once a day to not ask God for anything. But to just thank him for the things he has done for me. I know God wants us to pour out our hearts to him, but don’t you think he gets tired of our constant ‘give me’ attitude? I would. With the state our world is in right now, I am sure God gets bombarded with “please fix our government,” or “so and so is really acting stupid. Send down your wrath on him.” Let’s give God a break once in awhile. Lets just praise him for awhile. Oh, I’m not saying to not pray, but give God praise too.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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