What Should I Pray?
Do you ever find yourself struggling to know what to pray for? You want to make prayer a part of your daily routine, but you feel like you are repeating yourself. You want to freshen things up but aren’t sure where to start.
You are not alone. For many, prayer can sometimes feel dry or stale. Prayer is talking with someone who loves you deeply and knows you intimately, so it might be hard to admit or deal with when the conversation has seemed to dry up. I think part of the problem can also be the temptation to see prayer as talking “to” God rather than talking “with” God.
I also believe that everyone goes through times when praying feels like walking uphill. So, I thought I would share some of my thoughts with you for a little inspiration. When I am praying, I like to read a passage from the Bible first and then I like to take what I have read and turn it into a prayer….sort of like praying God’s words back to him.
Colossians 1:6 “For in Him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities, all things have been created through Him and for Him.”
Prayer: God, you are incredible. You are the source of everything good in life and the creator of a beautiful world. I praise You for being who You are. Thank you for creating all things, including me.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”.
Prayer: Thank you Heavenly Father, that You loved the whole entire world. Thank you that You loved me before I loved You and You were willing to demonstrate Your love by making the ultimate sacrifice for me–Your death on the cross. Thank you for giving me the gift of eternal life.
John 15:4-5; 9-10 and Ephesians 3:14-15 (please take the time to look these Scriptures up)
It’s easy to let our walk with Jesus turn into a list of moral dos and don’ts to try to earn or keep God’s love and approval. But living this way is exhausting, impossible and not the hope that the Bible teaches about a relationship with God through Christ.
We are loved, saved and accepted by God because of our faith in Jesus, which is a gift that we can’t take credit for. Every day, we need to be reminded of—and remain in—God’s great love for us and remember that His love is a gift we can accept and cannot earn.
Prayer: Jesus, help me to remember that You love me and that I need You and Your love every day. Thank you for who I am and how You feel about me is based on who You are and Your love for me. Help me to live differently because of Your love for me.
I hope in some small way this post has helped you or helped you think about things in a different way.
Until Next Time
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