Prayer :)

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without praying”-Martin Luther

There are so many reasons to pray. For our needs and the needs of others. To thank our Lord. For forgiveness and help forgiving others. To share with God our day and our feelings. To listen to God and to seek direction. For faith, for strength, for wisdom, for courage, for God’s Will to be done (the best prayer :)…the list is endless 🙂

But there is one thing I pray for that is not usually mentioned that is important. It is almost like an insurance policy, lol. I pray that when I don’t feel like praying, I will. I pray that when I get busy , I will never be to busy for our Lord. And I pray that if my faith ever falters, that God will forgive me and “restore to me the joy of my salvation”.

We, as Christians, need to pray like other people breathe :). So this Christmas, let’s commit to a life of daily prayer. Share our day and our worries with God. Listen to God speak. Believe me, God is happy to hear from us and He does truly Listen 🙂

When our prayers are answered, do we thank God or do we have doubts that God is the One responsible?

I was reading The Intercessory Prayer book and it raised this very point. And I couldn’t help but think that sometimes that’s true. Why is it that it can take me a few moments to say thank you? After all, shouldn’t that be my immediate response?

For myself, many times my gratefulness and thank you are immediate. But there are occasional times when it takes me a little longer, when I hear that whisper in my mind, “would that have happened anyway?” That whisper-it’s from Satan. Banish him and give your thanks, and any doubts, to God.

For our Lord will appreciate the first and take care of the second ?