Hello readers! Thank you all for taking the time to read what I have written. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know I did. My mom made a yummy meal, and then I went to visit with my in-laws and their family. We had a tasty meal as well. I think I’m still stuffed.
I would like to take a little bit of time today to share some verses about prayer. I would also like to list some prayer requests, and I hope to receive some requests from my readers in the comments section.
God loves prayer! He is absolutely thrilled when his children come to him with their needs or even just the desires of their hearts. He loves to see that we trust him with everything. God also loves it when we just take the time to talk to him. He is the best friend that a person could ever ask for because he knows everything about us, and he can relate to each one of us and our needs. God loves to hear his child say “I love you”, or “Thank you.” He is a very special friend that we can call on, day or night. We don’t have to wait until he’s awake. He’s never too busy to listen, and I’m very grateful.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
1 John 5:14
Our Lord is very pleased to hear from us, but he always wants us to pray according to his will. We should always remember that although we may not understand the mighty mind of God, his will is always what is best because he sees the whole picture of our lives. Trust that!
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Live in peace. Be prayerful. Do your best not to worry. Be thankful. Understand that God’s ways are higher than ours and his thoughts are mighty! Ask for guidance, and God will always be your guide. He will give you joy that is eternal!
“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.”
Our Father wants a meaningful prayer. He desires it to come from our hearts. We are not to pray because we think we are all high and mighty, but we are to pray because of God’s love and grace. It is better to pray a short prayer from the heart than to pray a long prayer that has no meaning to you. God desires genuine faith, love, and trust from his kids.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
It is good for us to share our needs with other believers. All of us that are bought by the blood of Christ are considered righteous in God’s eyes. This is not by anything that we have done or how good we are, but it’s all because of Jesus. When God sees his children, he sees a clean heart all because of Christ! So please remember to share your needs or concerns with others in the faith, and pray for one another, because as God’s Holy Word says, it is powerful and it works!
I am going to list a few of my prayer requests below.
1.) Salvation for my lost family and friends. I want to see them in heaven.
2.) Missionaries and the growth of churches.
3.) Family members with lifelong diseases. Both of my siblings have a lifelong disease. They are doing quite well, and I ask prayers for God’s continual grace. My husband has Multiple Sclerosis. He has had no symptoms yet and we keep praying for God’s grace. We also pray cures of these diseases. Also, please remember an uncle of mine that has cancer. I love him very much, and want to see him well. (There are many other loved ones with afflictions that need prayer).
4.) I have struggled with a jaw disorder for almost 7 years, and have prayer for healing. I ask prayers from my readers as well. My jaw joints will pop in and out of place causing pain, migraines, and frustration as well as trouble with eating. I know God can heal me if he chooses, and I ask prayers for his grace.
5.) I will be starting a new job at the beginning of the year. It will be a big change for me because I have been at my current job for 10 years (ever since high school). I ask for God’s grace for my current employer and on the new transition as well.
6.) I ask for God to be with those who are grieving. Grief in this life will never completely stop, but I know God gives strength. My family still grieves over the loss of my dad, and I know many more who are struggling.
These are just a few of the many requests that I have on my heart, and I ask for you all to say a little prayer for me. Please, if you have any needs at all, leave your requests in the comments section so I can pray for you as well. God enjoys seeing his family work together and pray together.
Have a blessed week!