KEEP PRAYING!! KEEP BELIEVING!! GOD HEARS!!
What have you been praying about it seems forever? Perhaps a wayward child? Healing for a loved one? New job? That a person who hurt you would ask forgiveness? Whatever it is we require patience for most things in life. No instant fixes.At times maybe the Lord is working on us through the need in the others life. Who is to say? But I know what it says in Luke 18:1 and that is "We should pray and never give up."
The most familiar prayer to almost everyone is the Lords prayer found in Matthew 6:9-14. Get your Bible out and read it when you can. Basically it is a familiar prayer to most people even those not going to church. "Thy will be done" it says. So what is God's will. Only God knows. But we are not to give up on praying.
Prayer is simply put, talking to God. You do not need to go to him with big 'thee's' and 'thou's' and all the rest. He is ready and waiting around the clock to hear you talk to him. And the answer may not always be yes. There was a comical scene in the Hollywood movie 'Bruce Almighty' where Jim Carrey was allowed to have God's powers for a day. Yes I know this would not really happen but in the film it made a good point. When it came to hearing and answering prayers he said "What is all that noise in my head" to which Morgan Freeman who played "The Almighty' in the film replied "Well Bruce those are people saying their prayers." When Jim Carrey's character decided to answer all prayers 'yes' so as to not be bothered total chaos resulted.
There is a plan and a purpose but part of the plan is staying on your knees in prayer. If you are a married couple you should be praying together as much as possible. Praying together draws people closer together.
I am blessed to be in a prayer ministry which formerly was called Moms in Touch International but just last year changed its' name to Moms in Prayer International since it was more easily translated in foreign nations. It is a ministry which prays for children and the schools they attend and there is also one for moms of college, career, and military. "Never doubt the power of a praying mom" we say in Moms in Prayer.
One thing to make sure of is that you confess your sins before you go to the Lord in prayer as it says in Psalm 66:18 "If I had regarded sin in my heart, the Lord would not have heard." What things in your life do you need to confess to the Lord and start walking away from?
PRAYER: Lord Jesus I need you in my life and I love to have a talk with you each day. Show me Lord how to pray if nothing more than the Lords' Prayer. I thank you to the answers to prayer and the ones you are still working on. In Jesus Name. Amen.
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