Prayer

30 Oct

Prayer is simply talking with God.Know that he tracks us continuously. He loves you, and wants to hear from you. He is always available. Tell God your thoughts and concerns; praise him for who he is; thank him for his answers.

Prayer also involves listening. Hear God’s still small voice. This is not an audible voice, but an impression in our heart or mind, a particular verse in the Bible that really hits home. As we develop our relationship with God, we become more and more comfortable with these quiet “interruptions” of God’s counsel, direction, and help, even when we haven’t asked for it.

The privilege of prayer comes free with our relationship to God. The ancient songwriter David words echo the truth that God is ever with us, ready to hear our prayers:

“O LORD, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, LORD.z
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave, you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.”
(Psalm 139:1-11)

How aware are you of God’s presence in your life?  Have you talked to him today?

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  1. World Spinner - October 31, 2010

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    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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