Pray Without Ceasing

I receive phone calls & see posts on Facebook frequently about people looking for prayer for themselves, a family member or a friend.  There are so many people who are needing prayer.

I fully believe that God answers prayers…just not always the answer we desire. You can’t just order what you want off of the Menu of Life.   Isaiah 55:9 says “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” You see, God knows what our future holds and we need to be praying for HIS will be done in our lives.  Yes, it is scary sometimes but realize this, He has your best interest at heart and you need to trust Him. In the end, you will see His hand of protection in the situation.

I have seen God at work in many lives.  I have seen marriages restored, drug addicts set free, sick people healed, financial miracles and more.  I know He answers prayers.

I also know how important it is to not just talk to God when you need something.  Doesn’t it drive you crazy when that one friend of yours calls only when they want something from you.  They never call just to see how you are doing or if you want to hang out but as soon as they are looking for help, you are who they call…yeah, that is the same concept as when you only use the prayer line.  God wants to know about your day too.  Yes, of course he KNOWS…duh!  But he wants you to talk to Him about it.  Have a relationship with him!

Not sure how to get started in an active prayer life?  Use the acrostic ACTS to guide you.

A – Adoration: Start by telling God how amazing He is and how much you love Him.
C – Confession: Tell God about your sins
T – Thanksgiving: Tell Him what you are thankful for
S – Supplication: Give God your requests, remembering that He gives you what you need, not necessarily what you want.

Do you have any “tips” on maintaining a good prayer life that you would like to share?  Please do!

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