I want to spend today’s devotion time talking about prayer. With prayer, there are many questions we might have. I just want to start a prayer conversation.
YouVersion recently added a new feature to the ever popular Bible app. And I must say, I am loving it. Not only can we write down our prayer requests, we can share our requests so others can pray. We can offer updates to those same requests, or even mark them as “prayer answered”.
If you are a YouVersion user, please feel free to add me and together we will keep building a better community of people who love Jesus and want to have a better community of believers in your corner to help keep you uplifted when life is threatening to bring you down.
There is one other thing. This isn’t a hidden feature. It sits at the top of the app alongside our streak for using the app on our device.
My goal is to build community with our Savior Jesus the Christ and others who are striving to do the same. This new feature might even be usable and a blessing to connect the community we are building here at Gracefully Overcoming.
So, what is prayer? Why is it important? Let us listen to how YouVersion described it.
Prayer is essential for our relationship with Jesus. And it is a struggling point for many of us. We struggle honestly with prayer. Each of us have been created by our Loving God. Though we have gone astray from Him through sinning, He has redeemed us through His Son Jesus Christ.
We have been reconciled to God, and that is worth shouting about!
I want to invite you to join me in creating this community for Bible Reading and Prayer. So let us come away to a quiet(er) place and seek His face.
If you are creative, write or draw your way into deeper prayer.
If you are a kinesthetic learner, take a prayer walk.
If music is your thing, listen to worship music at the start of your alone time with the Lord.
Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat (Mark 6:31 NLT).
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results (James 5:16).
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done (Philippians 4:6).
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).