Today I am sharing an edited re-post…
Prayer. Much has been written on the topic and yet the topic has not nearly been exhausted. There is much to be unearthed and applied to our lives on a daily basis.
In his book Draw the Circle, Mark Batterson stated the following thoughts on prayer which have stayed with me long after the book returned to my shelves:
- “If you pray to God regularly, irregular things will happen on a regular basis.”
- “God is great not just because nothing is too big for Him; God is also great because nothing is too small.”
- Sometimes God delivers us from our problems; sometimes God delivers us through our problems.”
- “The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered simply because they go unasked.”
- “Going back to places of spiritual significance can help us find our way forward again.”
- “Bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers.”
May we never stop praying but rather, pray with increased fervency. May we be ever faithful to come before Him just as we are, right where we are in the present moment of time.
The disciples spent much time with Jesus and one day, they came to Jesus asking, “Teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1, NLT).
And Jesus responded to them and to us ….
“Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us today the food we need,
and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation,
but rescue us from the evil one.”
(Matthew 6: 9-13, NLT)
May we come today, and everyday, and lay our burdens before Him, before the Cross. May we leave them there knowing, and believing, He will tend to them as He knows best.
Let Him teach us how to pray,
and give Him opportunity to show us more of Himself.