“Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now (Phil. 1:3-4, NLT).”
Have you ever looked back and saw how the Lord God has answered your prayers? As I look back to my original response to this Scripture in my Nourished People journal, I am reminded how much the Lord has changed me since.
This set of Scriptures has reminded me of my need to be a prayer warrior, whereas before it was centered around the prayer warriors the Lord has used in my life. Each aspect is important. Without my prayer warriors, would I be this far?
As the Lord shares with me His forever Good News, I am reminded how much I need my Savior – Jesus Christ! I need to spend time each day praying. And, I cannot wait until I am feeling perfect to pray.
These last few weeks, I have been utilizing YouVersion’s Prayer Guides to help me pray and it has been such a needed help. Otherwise, I wouldn’t know where to start, would be too overwhelmed about the many needs, or other things. But, this is a tangible way to help me pray.
I have been asking the Lord to help me learn to pray for many years, and this has been a wonderful help for me. I know we all pray differently and there is no one “right” way to have a prayer life. But, this is what’s working for me and I am so thankful!
It has been much easier for me to spend time in the Word than to pray. Being spending time in the Word is more doing-oriented. However, I am so grateful that praying isn’t as much about what my hands are doing – because I have less to stop me from praying when I am in a chronic illness flare.
Question of the Day: What does your prayer life look like? What tools do you enjoy using, and does it come almost effortlessly for you?