Always keep on praying…1 Thessalonians 5:17 TLB
If we truly believe He is with us, every moment of closeness with God, will guide us to a beautiful prayer of praise…
There are no limitations of when we are allowed to pray. God hears our prayers and knows our requests before we ask. Prayer is our expression of fellowship with Him. It brings us peace and allows us to remain faithful.
God responds to the prayers of His children. He humbles our hearts, so we will receive what He provides. As we ready ourselves to welcome His presence, we learn how to seek Him and pray.
Prayer should begin by praising God for who He is…"Dear Heavenly Father, you are mighty, holy and true." He is pleased when we come before Him with a grateful heart. "Thank you for what You have created."
Prayer allows us to present our requests. “Lord, fill my heart with peace, and help me find rest in you". It allows us to ask for forgiveness…"Forgive my sin. Help me surrender what causes me to doubt Your faithfulness.”
Prayer addresses our needs and the needs of others…"Lord, watch over me and strengthen me with the power of love. Guide me, as I find purpose in your will. Be with those who need to be reminded of the power of Your strength. And, fill them with the bounty of Your love.”
As we spend time with God, He opens our hearts to discover what will be revealed. With the heartbeat of love; He hears our words, even before they're spoken. He recognizes the longing of our souls and reminds us He is closer than we think.
If we commune with Him, God will respond with guidance, assurance, strength, and hope for what’s to come. He will fill us with His presence of His peace and answer our prayers. How will you prepare your heart to receive what God wants to provide? Just pray and ask Him! He will listen and He will always respond in the timing of His will.
Dear God, Thank you for waking us to all You provide. Fill us with peace and help us find strength in You. Forgive us when we sin and forget who’s in charge of ALL things. Fill us with the power of Your greatness. We will put out trust in You and find hope in the gift of Your amazing grace. And, we will remember why we must humble our hearts and always, always take time to pray...Amen