“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.” – Corrie Ten Boom
“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado
“Prayer is simply talking to God like a friend and should be the easiest thing we do each day.” – Joyce Meyer
“There are parts of our calling, works of the Holy Spirit, and defeats of the darkness that will come no other way than through furious, fervent, faith-filled, unceasing prayer.” – Beth Moore
“God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.” – Mother Teresa
“Don’t be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
Hi, guys!! This post has been one of the most difficult to write, not because I don’t believe wholeheartedly in the theme, but the opposite actually. This has been so difficult because I believe so very much in the message I want to convey. I have also struggled with the thought that maybe I am not qualified to write this post. I love God. I love Jesus, but I am not going to sit here and tell you that I am the strongest I have ever been in my walk right now. In fact, I might be at my weakest point. I might even go as far as to say that I am feeling lost and defeated. Maybe that is exactly why I feel so strongly that God is calling me to write this. Maybe in my research, study, and back in forth with my brain and heart is exactly why God decided to challenge me with this. Maybe because He knows that I need prayer more now than ever before. So I decided to take the pressure off of myself. I am no longer writing this post in hopes of reaching fellow Christians or people on the verge of making the most important decision of their lives, to choose Christ, but instead to write this for myself, to strengthen my relationship with Christ and anything else that happens is a bonus, and all glory goes to God because I know there is no limit to what He can do. For weeks I have felt this push to write a few posts around the theme of prayer. And let me tell you God was not suttle with me on this. In fact, I pass a sign each day on the way to take my boys to school that says “Teach the people to PRAY!” Yeah. This wasn’t just a whisper. No joke every day I would say, “I get it. I’m working on it.” And I think God was saying “not fast enough!” 🙂
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