Here are some thoughts on prayer. If you’re like me, you need them.
I find prayer a mystery.
I’m always shocked when God answers my prayers and I’m always disappointed when he doesn’t or keeps me waiting.
I say regardless of how complex the subject of prayer is, don’t give up. Keep on praying. It’s the only thing to do. What is the alternative? Unbelief? Bitterness? Indifference? Those are sins and that will make you more miserable than you may be already. It’s better to be disappointed in your prayers than to disappoint the Lord.
Prayer is not a waste of breath. God will answer in his own time.
So often I am discouraged by constant prayer. Instead I should be energized by it. I’m talking to God, after all.
Western society is characterized by hustle. We forget our dependence on God and need that daily reminder when we pray.
Praying is not the opposite of doing work. Prayer drives the work. The armies of the Lord advance on our knees.
Prayer is the centerpiece of discipleship. God will answer. He gives us his promises for that. What we’re learning while we wait is patience, endurance and perseverance – all the things we hate. It breeds in us a longing for heaven.
The more holy we are, the more we will pray. We want to be in God’s presence, we long for his companionship and conversation.
God gives us a million things every day without us asking for them. Why not the things we do ask for?
Pray with confidence in your Father. He has a proven character and an unblemished record.
Let’s continue to pray!
Talk to me.