O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help. 2 Chronicles 20:12 NLT
What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Pray.
What do you do when you don’t know where to go? Pray.
What do you do when you face a larger foe? Pray.
Here’s something you need to remember; prayer is a conversation you have with God. It’s not you bringing all your problems, laying down your worries and walking away empty handed. Not by far. It’s about listening, loving, worshipping, being still and waiting. It’s sitting with your best friend, telling Him all your dreams and allowing Him to share all of His and the part you play in His plans.
Prayer says, “I will help support Your mission. What would You have me do?” then allowing Him to direct your steps regardless of where it leads you. It’s trusting He has your best interest in mind even when you don’t understand and don’t see where it’s going.
It’s supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession. It cries out, celebrates, loves and proclaims. It sways, dances, jumps and shouts. It’s still, at peace, smiles big and rests. Don’t be stuck and think God only talks at a certain time or if you’re at the altar. No, if you listen closely, He’s always whispering to your spirit.
Be aware of Him because He’s always aware of you. He’s waiting for you to interact with Him. Don’t disappoint Him by saying you’re too busy again today. You have time for everything else that won’t bring satisfaction. It’s time to put that all down and come to Him.
Father, I lay aside everything else for some You time. I may not hear an audible voice today but I will tune into my spirit because it’s connected with Your Spirit and You lead me into all truth. I will be still and know that You are God and nothing is outside of Your prevue. Now I will focus on Your love and the tender affections You have for me. It’s in Jesus’ name I wait for You. Amen