Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Deepening the Tide: Prayer Confessions and Sessions

 I don't know about you but I'm one of those gals that doesn't ever really get around to praying except at meal times, church, or it's on going argument of some sort with our Almighty Maker. I have to say that was me until recently. The dynamics of prayer time has changed and so has my heart towards it. First I'd like to say God does hear all of our prayers, every one of them. Secondly prayer time is a way to build your relationship with Jesus who intercedes for us. And thirdly, it awakens the power that was instilled within us when we said yes to our Savior.
    The change in my prayer life happened with the loss of my baby, I wasn't able to sleep, there were so many questions I wanted to ask God. In the midst of another night of insomnia, I muttered that I didn't understand His reasons for allowing it to happen. That's when I heard ever so faintly, "Why is it that only in a crisis do I really hear your thoughts?"
OUCH! "Wait a minute, I talk to you all the time, what about when I'm working out, doing dishes, for heaven sakes, what about all those extra minutes in the shower?"
     "Do you ever take the time to hear me respond?"
      "What about my ministry and those prayers?"
     "Do you know My heart for you?"
     "Okay You got me there, because I totally don't get this!"
     "Meet Me in the morning."
      "What are you talking about? I don't have time in the mornings!"
      "For My Word says, Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing and be glad all our days." (Psalm 90:14).
    With that scripture verse, I also received an impression of Jesus sitting downstairs on my couch with my cup of coffee, waiting for me to descend to tell Him my joys, fears, who I want Him to intercede for and just wanting to know my thoughts. With this conversation and impression, I begrudgingly began testing this theory and I cannot begin to tell you what He has awakened within me.
    Though this trial has been fairly recent, the differences are night and day. While you may not be in the same place as me in terms getting up early, or maybe you're aren't quite ready to make a big commitment like this, but it is so worth the lost hours of sleep.The relationship between me and my Jesus is so much more that what it was. I encourage you to ask God where He wants to take you.


  1. Thanks for sharing. Hits home. I've been trying to do the Maximize Your Mornings challenge and get up early to spend time in the word and prayer. Have you heard of that?

    Blessings to you and I'm continuing to pray for you as you heal!

  2. So very true! For me it's so hard to even get out of bed in the mornings, but I know from my past that theres NOTHING like putting God first :)

  3. A lovely post:) I have been going through something myself since my dad passed away. I talk to GOD everyday, through out the day and truly believes he hears me and knows my heart. But, I haven't been able to sit with him and have that prayer time. I want to but for reasons I can't pinpoint why I haven't. I too have a million questions along with a million thanks to my good lord for what he has done for me and my family.

  4. Wow - this really hit home. I do the continuous prayer-time throughout the day, driving, dishes, shower, etc. But I don't get up early and spend that quality one-on-one time with Him like I know is important in a relationship. Thanks for this beautiful reminder.


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