Here is your devotion:
Are you a prayerful person?
by Heather Hart
~1 Thessalonians 5:17
I love this verse! It’s short, sweet, and to the point! Pray continually. Have you ever met someone that just loved to pray? Someone who just took every opportunity to thank God, or to petition Him? I believe that is what this verse is referring to. I don’t think that God wants us to pray about what socks to wear in the morning, but maybe we could take the time to thank Him because we have clean socks? Take a moment to thank Him that we have parents to wash our socks, and that they have the financial ability to buy us new socks? And I don’t think we should pray about whether or not to go to school… that is required. So maybe we should pray and thank God that we have a school to go to, and that we are allowed to get an education. Then take a moment to ask God’s protection over our day, and also to pray for the girls our age in other countries that aren’t allowed to go to school?
I also think about Jesus’ words in Matthew 6 where He tells us not to pray by babbling on. God knows what we are going to say before we even say it. We don’t need to ramble, but just honor Him by coming to Him. He doesn’t care about the number of words we say, He cares about our hearts and that we are humble enough to come to Him. He cares that our hearts desire to talk with Him.
Do you pray during the day, or just at specific times?
Pray today, about everything. Not long prayers, but just quick thank yous and requests.
Father God, thank you that we are able to pray to you. Thank you that you hear us when we call to you (Psalm 4:3). Help me to desire to speak with you more. Give me the words to say. It is just so awesome that I can reach out to you in prayer. Thank you, Lord, thank you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
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