Hello everyone! I’ve slacked a little this past week on blogs but I’m back to it now, haha!
Over the past month, I have been reading a book called “Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer. It’s a book about fervent, passionate, heartfelt, powerful prayers. It’s a book about how the enemy, the devil, comes after you, your family, your career, your health, etc. And when he attacks, all you have to do is pray.
Since reading this book, I’ve been praying more. And my life has changed. Prior to this book, I already prayed daily. But now, I Pray. All. The. Time. Yes, all the time.
In traffic, I pray for safety.
At work, I pray for protection from COVID.
When talking with friends, I pray for their marriages. I pray for their kids. I pray…and they don’t even know it.
I’ve been praying for my daughter. My mom. My dad. My brother. My sister. My husband. His mother. His sister. His niece. Etc.
When I see a Facebook friend post a prayer request, I stop scrolling and lift them up in prayer.
About 2 years ago, my daughter asked me, “How do you pray?”
I told her, “You just find a quiet place and talk to God. You tell him what’s heavy on your heart. You thank Him for what he’s done so far. And you ask Him to help you. Did you know that you can’t pray incorrectly? Did you know that even if you use the wrong vocabulary word, you can’t pray incorrectly? As long as you speak from your heart, God is happy to hear from you. He wants to hear from you. About everything. About school. Your dinner. Trouble with homework. Help with piano lessons. He just wants you.”
As I looked at her, I saw her eyes widen and a smile spread across her face. Then it occurred to me that sometimes people don’t pray because they feel like they don’t know how. Or sometimes they ask people to pray for them because their situation is so challenging that they don’t feel strong enough to pray. Or sometimes their problem is so big that they need all the prayers they can get in order to access the unstoppable power from God.
I’m here to tell you, my friends, that I will pray for you.
And I encourage you to find other people to pray with you and/or for you as well. Because nothing…nothing…is more powerful than God. And when we pray to Him, we are accessing an unstoppable power.
So, right here, right now, let’s pray together. Let my words flow through you and with you. Let all of your unspoken requests come to life. Let your praise and thanksgiving reach the heavens and join with the angels. Let us pray.
God, you are mighty. You are powerful. You are all-knowing. God, we are praying for so many things in this world right now but let me start with thanking you for all that you have done for us. Thank you for this very moment. Thank you for the breath of life when so many have died this year from COVID, racial injustice, cancer, poor health, or accidentally. God, sometimes we don’t know how or what to pray. We just simply know that we need you. And when we can’t find the words, please place people in our lives to help us find the words or pray for us. God, we lift our hands right now, right here because we need you to reach down and give us the miracle of healing, peace, happiness, and justice. Amen.
“The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.” -Proverbs 15:29
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” -Mark 11:24