Are you one who prays about everything?
Few do, you know. It's difficult to train oneself to pray often and over every situation, and people as a whole are lazy about training ourselves to do the things that benefit us - and others! - the most. Praying over everything can also seem, well, weird. And we don't usually like to be seen as weird, strange, odd by our peers or even by strangers. While we live in a society that is eliminating social mores at a staggering pace, in a culture that tells us nothing is weird and everything is acceptable, we still do not want to be seen as weird.
Would you like to become a person who prays all the time, over things both large and small? Then spend time in prayer and ask the Lord to make you a constant and consistent pray-er, one who listens to His voice and responds when He calls you to prayer. It's not complicated, but it does take a willing and obedient heart. If you seek Him and expect Him to grow you in prayer, He most certainly will.
Again I am going to quote E.M. Bounds, as his works on prayer are a treasure to me:
"If there is anything not involved in the words all things whatsoever (Matt. 21:22), or not found in the phrase ask anything (John 14:14), then these things may be left out of prayer."
What can I add to such a frank and truth-filled statement? All things whatsoever, and ask anything...Jesus' words urge us to pray about anything and everything. We have no reason to ask for less than our Savior authorized us to ask for.
Start today; pray about things as they come to mind. Seek the Lord and His will and His wisdom in every situation. Be a person who prays for those you come in contact with. Pray. Then pray more.
Lord bless you today as you seek to grow in prayer for the glory of the Lord.
Day 337 done :)
Jan L. Burt
author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study
and All Things Homeschool ~ 180 Devotions for Homeschooling Mothers