Never stop praying.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 NLT
Honestly, I think I’ve prayed more and harder this year than I have in my life. Not because of the pandemic, not because of the presidency, not because of the elections, not because of the police brutality, not because of the unemployment…but because I truly understood that there’s something greater at work in this world and I NEED to communicate with my Author.
I’m confused about the plot of life, sometimes I don’t even LIKE the story. It feels like I despise the characters at times. I go to the Author. I ask for His heart on the matter. I pray that my spiritual eyes be opened to see what I need to see. I pray for understanding. I pray for peace. I pray for those who have given up on prayer. I pray for those who are hurt and angry. I pray for those who are wise in their own eyes. I pray for those who need advocation. I pray for those who need protection. I pray for those who need provision.
And when I run out of things to say, I ask that God would search the bottom of my heart. He knows the words that are unsaid. He knows what I need, He knows what the world needs. When I’m done talking, I learn to listen. I learn to be patient. I learn to act. I learn to rest. I trust in Him. I trust that without immediate results or response that He hears me. I trust that He’s working on things I can’t see. I trust that He’s doing what He said He would do.
I’ve seen a lot of people encouraging people to pray in these days but what do you do after? Maybe you wait, maybe you fight, maybe you be still but I pray that after you talk…you listen. Let Him do the talking for once. What does He have to say about the matter? Will you receive His words…even if you don’t like them?🙏🏾