Praying Aright

There was a time when my prayers consisted of pleading for myself and immediate family or friends and then, humanly outlining the outcome.  It would have never occurred to me to pray for the world.  Somewhere along the way, my desire to know more about God and my relationship to Him expanded.  Humbly, I learned to still my thoughts and listen for guidance and direction.  That time, to me, is being on Holy Ground.  And yes, my prayers include the world and asking to see what God sees in every situation.

Often I begin my prayer with Psalm 100:4 where it reads, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.”  I am then, ready to listen.

Fawn Woodcreek
Fawn Woodcreek

Making Lists and Outlining

As I visit my past briefly (which is the only way I do), I am reminded how important making lists were and checking them off.  Along with that, I usually outlined the outcome or tried to do that, which basically meant as I prayed, I told God how I wanted my prayers answered.   Of course, my feeling of control has shattered as I turn to God more and more, but there is more security felt now.

Ephesians 3:20-21 reads, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus.”

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