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Showing posts with label Language of Prayer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Language of Prayer. Show all posts

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What's Your Prayer Language?

Nothing fuels prayer like real need. In crisis even professed unbelievers will try to pray when in trouble. Just about every person who ever lived has prayed before. Even people who say they don’t believe in God, that they are not religious in any way. These are the people who beseech “The Universe” when they pray. “Please get me out of this, and I’ll never do that again as long as I live!” That’s a prayer. “Don’t let my husband die on the operating table!” That’s a prayer. People silently say things like this to themselves, sometimes over and over again, in difficult situations. The point I’m making is that everyone has uttered or thought some fervent plea in their lifetime, and they were asking some-other-entity-other-then-themselves for something. If you say, out loud or in your head, “Please let me win the "Lottery"well, your sure not beseeching yourself! Whether you care to admit it to yourself or not, the fact remains: you’ve prayed before and despite our accomplishments we all need God. There are some issues we simply can't resolve on our own. The psalmist wrote: "At night you give me a song as my prayer to you" (Ps 42:8 ) " When I am in trouble, I pray, knowing you listen ( Ps 86: 7 ) Sometimes our prayers, whether sung or shouted, are midnight crises for divine assistance meant only for God's ears. When you're out of options your faith develops fast and emergencies become opportunities to experience God's power in a greater way. As saints of the Most High God we know that prayer must be a regular part of our daily life. Prayer is a weapon in the spiritual battle we fight to maintain our salvation. So, my question today is do you have a prayer language? Mine is "Hallelujah Thank You Jesus" over and over....