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’re allowed to pray. God hears our prayers and knows our requests even before we ask. Prayer is our expression of fellowship with the One who knows how to bring us peace. He knows how to fill us with strength and draw us closer to the power of His love.
God responds to the prayers of His children. He humbles us, so we will receive what He provides. As we ready our hearts 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." God is pleased when we come before Him with a grateful heart. "Thank you, Lord! "
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.” Prayer addresses our needs and the needs of others…"Lord, watch over me and strengthen me with the power of Your awesome 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 reveal the power of His plan. As we pray, He hears our words before they’re spoken. He recognizes the longing of our hearts and reminds us He is closer than we think. As we commune with Him, He responds with guidance, assurance, strength and hope for what’s to come. He fills us with His presence and answers prayers in the timing of His will. Aren’t we lucky to have a Father who loves us enough to handle the happenings of our days? He WILL hear our prayers and He WILL always respond.
Dear God, thank you for loving us through things that make us stronger. Forgive us when we forget You have already planned each moment of our days. Strengthen the heart of our faithfulness and help us remember nothing will happen that You can’t handle. As You grow our faithfulness, help us TRUST in You and not rely on our own understanding. Help us remember to humble our hearts with the prayers of our praise. Strengthen our relationship as we take time to commune with You. Thank you, Lord. Thank you for Your mercy and everlasting love. Amen