Is prayer my first response in all circumstances?
- When situations arise do I send a text, make a phone call, or complain to my spouse or friend, or do I call on Jesus, the bearer of all burdens and the author of our lives?
- Do I allow God to infuse me with his peace when I pray in angst, or am I closed and not receptive to his answers?
- Do I consider my prayers and requests unanswered when God does not respond on my time frame, or do I allow the period of waiting to prepare me for my prayer requests?
- Do I accept Gods blessings when they do shower down on me, or do I sabotage my circumstances, thinking I am unworthy of his goodness?
These questions challenge us to peer into our prayer life with a magnifying lens. The answers to these questions will expose our hearts. Prayer is how we communicate with God and establishes a close connection to our Holy Father. God longs to hear from us. And when we are faithful in prayer…we should be prepared to receive that which God intends to show, us as we walk forth boldly in prayer and faith.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14
Prayer-Father God, You hear us, You know our hearts and You know our needs. Help us to accept Your will as it is. Help us to accept Your timing and Your plan, as that which is made for us to make our lives remarkable and meaningful. Let us accept Your sovereignty as the final answer in a world with too many choices. Let us not lose heart as we struggle with the unanswered prayers. And allow us to never doubt Your intentions.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen