I pray to God constantly…throughout my day… all the time… He knows everything…
That’s just what I do.
And as I give my thoughts to Him… my mind wanders endlessly.
Through so many people’s lives and loved one’s hardships.
Through the scattered blessings and all the joy that sprinkles onto the days…
Through the frustrations and barriers that hold me back.
Through the News headlines and stories told.
Through my dreams and passions and deep desires.
Through my worries and fears and questions asked.
And through all my fleeting moments of this and that, impulsive and quick and trivial at best. (Can you believe every time I look for a parking space I ask Jesus to bless me with one? Oh, yes I do.)
I beg. I plead. I praise. I whine. I yell. I fight. I cry. I surrender. I ask. I share. I love. I worry. I vent. I laugh. I dream.
And yet often… I just listen.
I shut up… and stay still.
Oh that can be so hard to do! My mind is on a constant motorized chain clanking pace… zingers here and there of “What ifs” and “Who knows” and “How to’s” and “To do’s” and on and on and on…
But when I can quiet my clanking down…
Ahhh…. Those are the best prayers of all.
My greatest plans, purpose, and broken pieces have been put together through these moments of silent solitude. When I remain still in Him, He breathes healing and insight and sometimes gentle conviction into my soul.
My most powerful prayers with God were when I listened. Not talked. Listened.
How do you pray?
Do you ever just still yourself enough to listen?
Oh, God has so much to say…
If you let Him…
Do you hear anything?
Deep in the corners of your heart…
Oh sweet friend
His Voice is Mighty.
His Presence is Powerful.
His Love and Guidance and Grace await…
Psalm 46:10: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”