So it is with God when we pray!
He loves to receive our "picture,"—our prayers. Praying is all about the love relationship that He desires with us. So let's pray. The more we pray—the more we will learn to pray. I want to learn to pray!
On Wednesdays, I will be offering a prayer blog starting today.
Just list your prayer. Don't think about it too much. Just list what is on your heart and what you or someone you love needs today. Just like the picture—it doesn't have to be perfect!
We don't have to get the words just right! God is our God of grace! He knows we are sinners and our minds can be mixed with the junk of sin. But just come to Him in His grace. It is because what He did for us when He sent Jesus that we can even come into His presence.
|See the scratched frame? |
I picked it because it's not perfect—just like us!
We come in Christ's righteousness, for we have no righteousness of our own! Even Billy Graham—that great evangelist—he too, can only come to God through Christ. It doesn't matter if you are a waitress or you are a millionaire.
We all have access to God through the same Christ. So don't let your feelings of doubt or shame or discouragement or inadequacy keep you from coming like a child to his loving father with his picture!
If we are worried about speaking to a difficult neighbor, don't say, "I can't pray for that, it is so selfish of me." You are concerned about speaking to the neighbor so that is a need!!! Let's don't try to dance around what we really think and act like we are something we are not, let's just say it like we really are, not how we wish we were. God know us, and loves us anyway! THAT IS GRACE!
Let's just start with simple prayers. Jesus taught us to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread." He knows we have simple needs each day! Don't think we are beyond asking for the simple needs in life.
I'm excited about us praying for one another on Wednesdays! ☺
I'm reading Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home right now by Richard J. Foster. Let's come home to God by praying!
"In simple prayer, the good, the bad, and the ugly are all mixed together. Simple prayer is found throughout scripture. Abraham prayed this way as did David, Gideon, Ruth...Peter, James, and John. Simple prayer involves ordinary people bringing ordinary concerns to a loving and compassionate Father. There is no pretense in simple prayer. We do not pretend to be more holy, more pure or more saintly that we actually are. We do not try to conceal our conflicting and contradictory motives from God or ourselves and in this posture, we pour out our heart to the God that 'is greater than our heart and who knows all things.' (1 John 3:20)" ~Richard Foster, in Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home
You may post your prayer request below in the comments, anonymously, or you may put your first name or your whole name. If you also have a blog, feel free to post the link so we can check out one another's blogs.☺
If you have any trouble whatsoever, don't stop there! Email your request to me at juanamikels(at)gmail(dot)com and I will post it for you (let me know if you want it anonymously posted or with your name).
Prayer begins with simple prayer. The real condition of our hearts is revealed. Let's don't just talk about prayer, let's pray together! This adventure is just the beginning!
I'll do the first one for you below in the comments about my sons, Alex (19) and John (21).
|Then! Alex and John!|
|Now! Alex and John!|
"Give us today our daily bread." ~Matthew 6:11
"He that prayeth well, loveth well." ~Samuel Coleridge
Walk by faith,