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Pray anyway



One of the very first thing I heard from God was that if I could see my my prayers in the spirit, how they looked, how they worked- that I'd never stop praying.


That simple line was life changing and caused me to take prayer much more seriously, but even so, there are times prayer feels difficult. As if one's hands or bound or mouth is closed. There are times it is difficult to find the words.


Pray anyway.


In life we decide who to speak about certain things to, who to pour out our hearts to based on if we are safe with them or what the response will be.


"Can I trust them?" "What will they do with the information?" "Will they help me?" "Can they help me" "Are they listening?"


There are people who don't pray or don't pray often because question marks strangle the inclination.


You can trust God. He is incomprehensible in many ways so no, we cannot always connect the dots on how He works no more than a small child understands a parent, but He is trustworthy.


He is listening and not a passive hearer, He acts. Yes, He loves you.


When question marks hang in the air, pray anyway. Prayer does more than you know. It is more powerful than people think.


There are people who don't want to approach the throne of God; worried they aren't dressed in the right finery, don't have the proper words, are concerned He might be angry with them for going so long without even a note....


Pray anyway.


I promise, He wants to hear from you.


Do you know the story of the prodigal son? The father ran to meet him as he hobbled over the horizon even after everything he'd done.


If you're breathing, He's waiting.


Pray,


"What do I say?" Start with the truth. Your heart.


When my mind is a little jumbled, jangled from long days with children and tasks, to the point there's only white noise, I revert to Yeshua's words and pray through them as an outline, filling in the lines with own words.


"In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven, Holy is Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."


Our Father in heaven

Me: Abba, who is in heaven Holy is Your name.

Your name is holy Your kingdom come. Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Me: I pray your will is done in my life and the lives in my family. (I name everyone and pray my prayers for them)

Give us this day our daily bread.

Thank you for taking care of us. I pray we'll have all we need today (I mention anything specific here) And forgive us our debts

Please forgive me for the ways I get it wrong and have hurt others. Show me if I need to make it right with anyone. Help me stay on the right path and show me anything I need to change. As we forgive our debtors.

Help me to forgive anyone and everyone who has harmed me. And do not lead us into temptation

Please keep me and my family away from things that will hurt us. If we're already in it, expose it and take us out. Show us right from wrong. But deliver us from the evil one.

Rescue us from anything not of You For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Everything is Yours, You're in control always, and all glory and honor belong to you. In Jesus name I pray, amen.


It's easy for children to pray because they haven't learned any of the barriers to coming before God that adults can have. They way they unashamedly and (kinda roughly) they climb into the lap of someone they know and trust, is how God wants us to come to Him.


If you used to pray, but have been feeling distracted or discouraged and are praying less, push into prayer more.


For me, when it's extra hard, I know something is happening in the spirit and I need to lift my words to Him. Even if they're simple words said while doing dishes or taking care of children, talk to Him. You can talk to Him anytime and all day because He's always listening.


Another thing you can do if you can't find words, is to pray the Psalms. King David understood how life can be difficult but through his ups and downs, his heart remained connected to His Abba. You can read them, pray them, connecting them to your own life.


My favorite Psalms are Psalm 121, 23, and 91, but they're all extremely beautiful.


Pray. It matters and is powerful.


He knows you, He loves you, and wants to hear from you.


Talk to Him.


love, Bunmi

 

The promises of God begin and end with Jesus because He is the reconciliation. If you've been walking through life on your own and want to walk with a Shepherd who will never let go of your hand, here's how to start.






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