Today, I want to encourage you to pray. Most days these devotionals are about looking at a passage of scripture, reading it, and then talking about the a greater theme or “takeaway” that we can apply to our lives on that day and hopefully for the days to come.
My man Tim Keller has a book on prayer coming out soon, and I was reading about it this morning, and this is how he describes prayer within in – What is prayer, then, in the fullest sense? Prayer is continuing a conversation that God has started through his Word and his grace, which eventually becomes a full encounter with him ….The power of our prayers, then, lies not primarily in our effort and striving, or in any technique, but rather in our knowledge of God.
So, in other words, prayer is not about what you say, or how you say it, prayer is a conversation that God has already started with us, and that will result in our knowledge of Him.
Prayer is a conversation that God started, in which He longs to reveal Himself to us, and hear us.
Today, God hears you. He does. He hears you.
Today, though, I just want you to pray. Take a moment right now, and pray. If you are driving, feel free to pray with your eyes open. But just pray.
Pray for those that are sick.
Pray for those that are battling cancer and other diseases.
Pray for those that are grieving lost ones today.
Pray for your family.
Pray for those you love.
Pray for your church, it’s ministries and staff. Pray for your pastor. Pray for their families.
Pray for our nation. Pray for our military folks.
Pray for God to show Himself to you. Pray for awareness to understand when He does.
Pray for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Pray for the forgiveness of sin.
Pray for yourself.
Today, no matter where you are, or what you are doing, take this moment, and just pray.
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