I read two devotionals this week and both were related to prayer. I have honestly been scared to pray for about the last 6 months or so. I would do the prayer when leaving out for the day, to not hit anybody or let anyone hit me but I hadn’t sat still and talked to Daddy. I hadn’t had one of those soul searching, soul fulfilling talks that I can have with any of my best friends. I have been afraid that I’ve somehow let him down. I feel that he’s ashamed of me. I’m not sure how to shake these feelings but I knew that I had to do something.
Cue in, the 2 daily devotions that I read. Both were from a plan located in The Bible App https://www.bible.com/app . Max Lucado has a plan called “The Power of a Simple Prayer.” The first devotional Bible Content was based off of the verse Matthew 6:6.
But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
This verse stuck out to me. I recently went to an event and some of the older women of the church prayed and they sounded so eloquent and knew all the right words to say. While my prayer be like, “Well, God…ummm..you know my heart.” However, reading that verse made me feel at ease that the only requirement for prayers is to speak from the heart. I’m going to imagine myself having a conversation with God like I have with Renee, but with less shade and smacks.
The second devotional I read that day was Joyce Meyers Daily devotionals (coincidentally I started it in 2015 and didn’t quite finish it). It basically said that the same thing so I feel that I was on the right track. I was in my office alone, so I decided to pray, just talk to God, tell him about things that I was happy about, things that was making me anxious and things that I know that I need to be more patient on and depending more on him than my own thinking. I felt so much better after doing so. I plan on being more honest with my feelings to God and trust him with my whole heart.
I decided to ask my friends what I could pray for them for. I want to become more consistent with praying for them and myself. I believe in the power of prayer and positive thinking. I just have to put action behind it.
How Can I pray for you today?
Until Next Time,