Sunday, December 2, 2007
Don't pray. It's okay. Trust me.
When is the last time you prayed?
Oh, yes. That nasty little incident with the IRS. I forgot. That has been, what, 14 months ago?
You certainly were on your knees for weeks before that hearing. Praying to God. Praising God. Quoting Scripture to Him. Reminding Him of His promises. Blah blah blah.
Yes, you also gave a few lame prayers of thanks afterwards. Woo hoo. Big deal.
That's okay. I like you better this way. In "non-praying" mode.
Do you pray?
I don't mean the quick one-liners tossed up to heaven every so often. I mean really praying consistently for an extended length of time.
I know it can be hard. I am the homeschooling mom of four kiddos. Just having time alone to think is an accomplishment!
Prayer does things. It accomplishes things. If I have a problem, I rally my Christian friends and family to pray for me. Prayer works more miracles than worry any day of the week!
Matthew 18:19-20 says that if 2 agree and pray about an issue (of course, it must be something not at odds with God's laws), it will be done.
Proverbs 15:29 says He hears the prayer of the righteous (but is far from the wicked).
1 John 5:14-15 says we will have whatever we ask (according to His will) of Him.
Satan does not want us to pray because praying wages war on a spiritual level, and we are in a spiritual battle. Prayer moves the natural world on a spiritual level.
Pray. Pray every day. Pray without ceasing.
You will be surprised at the results if you do.