Tuesday, December 24, 2013

thoughts on fervent prayer [part 6]

This is a continuous thought from last weeks post.  

So when I am having these hard times being able to pray, I am starting to learn that I am just going to carry on a conversation with God like this:

Dear Lord, I know you say you are always with me, but I don't feel like you are. I don't see you. I don't feel you. I am hurting. I am exhausted. I don't believe you care like you have before. I don't like what is happening in my life. I don't know how to tell you what I am feeling. I am frustrated. I am discouraged. I need you! Please help me. Please give me the strength. Please help me know your plan. Please guide me. I love you with my whole heart! I know you are listening and I trust you!

I try to act like I live with God. Like he is a person I am doing a coffee or lunch date with. I make an appointment in my mind sometimes to set aside time to talk with him. There are other times that I do it when I am walking each morning or on my drive to a clients office. This doesn't mean that I always feel he is close to me or that I feel he is listening. I believe our connection to God is through a relationship. Just like our friends, the more time we spend with them, the more we feel connected. The more we know about our friends, the more we do the things they want to do with them. It is no different with God, though he is not picky like our friends! LOL!!!

What ways do you try to connect with God during those times when you feel prayer is not working?

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