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The power of prayer

The power of prayer

written by Ashley July 20, 2019

Do you spend as much time in communication with God as you do communicating with your friends? Hard to find the time, right? Too many things going on in your everyday life that you cannot simply find a quiet moment to give Him your undivided attention. Jeremiah 29”12 “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”I can honestly say that in the past 6 months I have made it a priority to submit myself to God through prayer. I ensure that I give Him my undivided attention, thanking Him for my many blessings, asking Him for continuing support day in and day out of my faith journey, and asking for the things that I think I need. Remember that last part…asking for things that I think I need.

I tend to bite off more than I can chew. I take on more than I can do, which usually ends in me being overwhelmed and stressed. Although I said the last 6 months I have focused on prayer—this past week, I failed. I found myself tirelessly working to make things perfect, completing all the tasks I had taken on. But the problem? I fully relied on myself to get it all completed without room for error. I worried myself over things that really didn’t matter in the end. I never once stopped and asked God to intervene and equip me with the tools I needed to get all the things done on my “to do” list.

But how many times have we become inpatient in waiting for God to answer our prayers? Perhaps you are praying for something you are worried about. Mark 11:24 says “ Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Think about it this way, are we fully trusting God when we ask for something in prayer and continue to worry about it? Cast all your cares and concerns on the Lord. The phrase I like to remember, but am guilty for not always doing is, “let go, and let God”.

Philippians 4:6-7 “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Sister’s, Christ died for you and me so that we would not ever have to worry a day in our lives

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