WHEN GOD SPEAKS – PRAY
Don’t wait until you’re in a Crises situation to pray. Pray now! Make a habit of continually turning to God in prayer. Living a prayerful life is a good thing. A prayer may be as simple and short as, “Help!” Know that the Lord hears the cry of our hearts and every prayer we pray.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (kjv) “Pray without ceasing,”
2 Chronicles 7:14 (kjv) “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Jesus was our perfect example in teaching us to pray. You are acknowledging God as our heavenly father and giving Him reverence. Your attitude is for His will to be done. It’s not a blanket for all time prayer. It’s a personal, daily prayer. Ask for provision and sustenance. We ask God to forgive us and we forgive others.
Matthew 6:9-13 (kjv) “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”
I’m visiting my daughter, who is expecting a baby any day, in Louisiana. Rather than being overwhelmed during the extensive flooding in Louisiana, we have had opportunity to trust in the Lord during this very trying time. It can become stressful when you can’t leave the house due to bridges and roads being closed. The phones are out and there’s no water, except for what you’ve caught in buckets. We are thankful the electricity is working and are on high ground.
After you pray, it’s a good thing to do what you need to do. Don’t shirk your responsibilities by just praying. God wants us to pray and trust Him! He also wants us to be doers of the word and not just hearers only. God may have blessings and answers to your prayers, but you need to step out of your boat and trust Him. If you are praying for something, what do you need to be doing?
Please pray for those who are facing challenging situations due to the massive flooding from all the rain.
SONG: Andrea Bocelli – “The Lord’s Prayer” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEplqV0scyo Matthew 6:9-13 (Beautifully and prayerfully sung!)
PICTURE: flower from my backyard garden (blooms once a year)
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