Prayer is a time of placing our needs and the needs of others before a loving God. It is a time of singing the praises of our Lord and Savior. It is a time to rest in the loving ministrations of a most loving God. Sometimes I spend a long time in God’s presence, and other times it is a very quick time making my requests. Always it is a time of speaking and listening. It is good no matter how long or how short the prayers are. In fact there are times I don’t speak at all, and God still hears all I do not say. The bible tell us to pray for our leaders, and our Country, Jesus told us to pray “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Repentance, forgiveness and genuine love and concern for others gives us lots to pray about. Prayer needs not be as a chore to get done, but instead a constant ;oving conversation between us and the God that never tires of hearing our voice,
Easy To the Point Prayers
When time is at essence brevity of prayer is best There is no need to form long, complicated requests. God sees the problem you asking to be solved, Your prayer invites Him to be involved. Life was meant to be a sharing between God and man; With a free flow always was the plan. Free and easy and fully comfortable to do, With no great maze of things needed to go through. Like a child and their loving father upon the earth would ask. They would climb up and rest upon their daddy’s lap, Knowing full well they had his attention, Knowing they could trust in his good intentions. They are sure of his love and know he will do his best. So they ask and believe they will receive, and then they put it to rest. Their hugs and kisses seal the deal made between them. Then they run off to play with their friends. The child of God that knows he is loved is not afraid. They do not need to practice what they must do or say. They do not approach the throne with fearful attempts. They know their God is for them not against. Long repetitious prayers are a waste to hear. Causing dishonor to the God that desires you to draw near. When in worship and in praise and thanksgiving you will find Heaven kisses your spirit with assurance and gives you peace of mind.
Matthew 6:7-8 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Before I knew the grossness and the penalty of sin I had very little guilty feelings, but aftertruly desired to live right, I was harassed with feelings of inadequacy to measure up to God’s Word. One day the Lord showed me the absurdity of this. He loved and died for me before I loved Him. Why now when I love Him would He love me less? He would never need the help of His enemy to tell me what I need to do.
Bullied by the Accuser
The enemy points out small infractions and paints them, Seemingly into large, gross, unforgivable sins. He lays condemnation upon you as a burden to pack; He keeps piling things heavy on your back. He points out everything to cause you shame, He loves to accuse and enjoys casting blame. Critical, unloving, and judgmental without any grace, He brings before you anything to disgrace. The accuser has no right to blame you anymore; For your every transgression is covered by the Lord. Your worth is not measured by what you do or do not do. Your worth is measured by who dwells inside of you. If your own heart convicts thee; Take heed but do not be bullied by the enemy. He does not point out sin to those that he easily tempts, He accuses the ones who desire to obey and repent. For if he can persuade them they are still full of sin. He causes great discouragement in them. Walk each day doing the best you can. Do the work of God the best you understand. If you sin, quickly repent in prayer, And know you are forgiven for your God truly cares. When you hear a taunt that will not cease its noise in your ear, Rebuke it and turn away from it and it will not stay near. One day you will behold the one that caused your heart and mind so much strife. And you will see how pitiful and how weak he is beside your Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelations 12:8 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
What we think prayer is; is different than what God considers our prayer.
There are times when I am so frustrated, angry, and confused that when I bow my head I do not even have words to pray. In these trying times I have experience all of the emotions I have listed almost at the same time. All I truly know is that our God cares. He is trustworthy, and He sees and understands what we are feeling and hears even the silent words that are weeping and are screaming in our hearts.
By Faith I Pray
By faith I pray. I know You hear what I say. By faith I in Your strength stand, As You chase the enemy from my land. I proclaim by faith victory, As I fulfill my destiny. Way down deep inside, I know God’s Word abides. As I walk the paths of life I know I’m led by Jesus Christ. His stripes I am healed…by faith I see, That He has already done His work for me. His Word is sure …His promises true, In assurance ahead I will move. Under the blood I am pure and white; By faith I see I am His delight. Under His watchful, jealous eye, My faith is restored and daily supplied. He that loved me loves me still. By faith I will His purpose fulfill I rejoice to seek His face each day. And I wholeheartedly His instructions obey; But if I fail, falter, or fall, I will in faith shout out a repenting call. I know He forgives me and again Draws me to again to have faith in Him.
Psalms 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
It is well to remember Jesus is Lord of all. He has the last word, because He is the Word of God. He is able to do whatever it is we need to have done. He hears our every sigh; He sees our need before we know we have a need. With Him all things are indeed possible. He is Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end.
All Things are Possible
All things were made by the same loving hands All was and is under the watchful care of I AM All things are possible with God above All…each and every sin is covered by the blood When life begins to push us down All we need to do is pray and God places us on higher ground As you can see there is no partial list There is no limit to God’s ability to assist All…a tiny word that holds the world, the universe and more Put your trust and faith in your risen Lord Death could not hold Him for He is Life Darkness can’t stop him for He is Light Lies can’t hurt Him for He is Truth displayed He is all you need…He gave His all He is the Way. All praise and glory to His name forever more All turns for the best for those that love and serve the Lord
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
John 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Prayer Lord we pray for our world, and our country . We trust all in Your hands. Help us to speak the promises in the Word of God over our lives. To You belongs all the praise and glory.
Do you believe we are in God’s hands? If so do not despair. If you believe all is in God’s hands, then give praise for His intervention. Do you believe there is power in prayer and the authority of the Word of God? Then pray and with God’s Word agree. Do you believe America was built on the foundation of: In God we Trust? Then prove it by placing our trust in Jesus who has us in His hand and thank Him for fighting our battle.
Your Help Comes
When the world seems to spin out of control, And the future and the present is snatched from your hold, When the darkness begins to cover the land, And things are quickly getting out of hand, When the sunshine is blocked from your day, And it seems there are no more words to pray, When the heart hurts and your feelings are wavering like the wind, And faith is as a small seed planted within, The One that loves you has heard even the silent cry. He has bottled your tears and has felt your innermost sigh. Look up your help comes; God is not out of control. Give thanks and praise Him; He has not let go. The work in the heavenly are in a great fight, To make what is wrong into what is right. Not one thing is hidden to His all-seeing eye. He hates evil and evil ways despise. So in this time, take time to with the Lord agree: What is hidden soon other too will see.
Psalms 121:1-8 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.