• Joni

Simply Pray


You can do it when you are walking

You can do it when you are sitting

You can do it with your eyes opened

You can do it with your eyes closed

You can even do it with food in your mouth

You can do it

Any time

Any where..

Prayer

Yup...

Prayer~

Simply

Pray!

Just having a conversation with God

No fancy words

No latin or greek

Just like you are talking with a trusted friend

That's it! But do you really talk to Him...

really tell Him what is on your heart~

what you are feeling

what is bothering you

what you are thankful for?

Hmm..

What if we said to God what we are really thinking?

What if we disagreed with Him?

What if we are angry with Him?

Do we tell Him?

What if He knew it all,

anyway~

even before those words came off your tongue

What if?

Well,

He does....

Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! Psalm 139:1-6

...And

He loves you

He loves me

Anyway!

What if...

I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. Psalm 77:1

Jesus cried out

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the One who could save Him from death, and He was heard because of

His reverent submission. Hebrews 5:7

Jesus cried out prayers for Himself

And being in anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:44.

How many prayers have you cried out in anguish?

Jesus prayed for His Father's will

Father, if you are willing, take this cup from Me;

yet not My will, but Yours be done. Luke 22:42

Jesus prayed for others

for me

and

for you.

I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. John 17:20

Jesus received strength, after He prayed:

An angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him. Luke 22:43

I remember the very first time

I cried out to the Lord

what was on my heart.

Afraid at first,

as I wondered

if He would run away from me

once He really knew me,

but

it was at that moment

when I cried out

tears came

and

God did too...

to hear me

to comfort me...

I felt safe.

I began to feel free because

I had

Someone

with whom I could share

my deepest, darkest

hurts, feelings, and thoughts~

everything & anything.

God’s embrace

His

unconditional love

was immediate.

That day I found

my safe place in the

Lord

Because

I

Simply

Prayed!

The Word for the day is

Pray

Just talk

Just include

God

in everything~

Your joys

Your sorrows

Your concerns

Your all.

Begin with a

Simple

Prayer

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24

...And

have the best

conversation

of your life

with the

One

who

wants to

converse

with you.

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. I Peter 5:7


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