Friday, September 25, 2015

Pray Constantly



So we have not stopped praying for you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
Colossians 1:9-10 (NLT)

Do you pray for others?

I was inspired by author Andy Lee to look at this beautiful prayer by the Apostle Paul. It expresses what I deeply desire for you, for my kids, and for myself.

While there’s no wrong way to pray, mine aren’t nearly as eloquent. They’re often repetitive, vague, and dry, asking God to show them His path and keep them safe. Paul’s words express what my heart really desires.

Read the scripture again, turning it into a prayer for a friend or family member.

Try rewording it and pray it for yourself. Yes, it’s OK to pray for yourself.

God tells us to pray constantly. Wouldn’t that please Him and draw us into closer relationship?

Will you join me in an experiment?

For one day, constantly ask God to give you wisdom and understanding to know His will?

Let’s share our experiences in the comments! I’m betting there will be some amazing God-incidents.

#SeedsOfScripture @AndyLee #prayer #constantly

PS: Do Not Sin will be the @AndyStanley sermon we watch and discuss Sept 30th. We’ll learn what Jesus meant and how it’s possible to obey. All are welcome from 7-9pm at UCC Medfield.

2 comments:

  1. Yes. Prayer is so very important. It is walking into the throne room of God with no shame or guilt. We get to enjoy His presence and talk to Him about anything and everything. The best thing...He wants us to
    Thank you for this post.

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    1. Yes, it is important. I'm just better at the ongoing conversation than intentionally entering the throne room. I am beyond grateful to be able to come before Him without shame or guilt. And yes, the amazing thing is that He desires a relationship with us.

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