Happy National Day of Prayer, friends! I should actually call some of you family since some of you read my stuff often. I’m winging this one up right now, because I literally just found out that today was a day for prayer How ironic, since I claim to be a Christian Right? 😄 Honestly, every day is a day of prayer for me. What can I talk about in regards to prayer on such short notice?
Prayer for me is like having quality time with a friend. That friend is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There are some things I don’t share with everyone. Why, because people tend to judge and look at you differently if you share information about yourself with them. But God, He’s all knowing. And reading all those stories about Christ associating with people like tax collectors and prostitutes shows that he could care less about how messed up you may be. He talk to you in spite of it. Come as you are, he says.
One man who did a lot of praying was the prophet Daniel. According to scripture, he prayed 3 times a day. I try to follow Daniel’s example and pray as much as I can. One of my constant prayers is for protection on the road, even if I’m just going around the corner to check up on my grandmother. I trust my driving skills; I just don’t trust other drivers. Too often there is an accident all because someobody was not paying attention; texting; speeding; or trying to outrun the cops. Before my car goes in motion, or somewhere on the road(eyes open and hands on the wheel), I speak the words “Lord, please protect and watch over me.” I haven’t had an accident yet, and I pray it stays that way. Even if it does finally happen, and I do survive, I won’t stop asking Him to take the wheel. If God can deliever me on the road, surely He can deliever you from whatever roads of tribulation you’re facing in life.
Another one of my constant prayers is that God touches my speaking everyday. Even though I stutter, He made my mouth and every mouth in the world. I pray He touches my lips so I can voice myself and so others can understand anything. I also pray he touches the ears of others because people tend not to hear everything one says.
Hope this wasn’t too brief and that you took something from it. If you normally don’t talk to God, there is no better time than today to get started. I assure you, He is real. He is loving. And He is listening. Be a prayer warrior!