Thursday, July 16, 2009
1 Thessalonians 5:14-17 (KJV)
14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 16Rejoice evermore. 17Pray without ceasing.
Lately, the Lord has been speaking to me about unselfish prayers. It's so important to pray for yourself and your families, but it's just as important for us to pray for others as well. Prayer is such a crucial part of our relationship with the Lord. It's how we communicate with Him. I don't know about you, but after my time in prayer, I am much more calm and at ease about any situation I am in. It's just so incredibly refreshing to go before the throne of Grace with a sincere heart- with the intent to Worship Him, and not always ask for something. But, the Lord does say to ask and and present our needs to Him. With that said, he has been speaking to me about starting a prayer journal. God confirmed this for me after two good friends and women of God started taking prayer request publicly.
My good friend and EEW Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Dianna Hobbs started "Thoughtful Thursdays" on her blog. There she takes prayer request and post them publicly so we can all stand and agree together. And, good friend and author Tracey Lewis-Giggetts started the Facebook Prayer Warriors. And every Tuesday at 1pm EDT (12n central, 11am Mtn, and 10am PDT) we stop what we are doing and we pray. Both of these women have greatly inspired me- but more importantly, God used them to confirm what I need to do (what we all should be doing) and that's praying for others.
This prayer journal is a personal one for me, but, I certainly would love to add your prayers to my prayer journal. If you have a prayer request, please either respond to any post with it or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise to go before the Lord with your request and stand in agreement with you. The bible does say where two or three come together in His name, that He is in the midst. And I know by testimony that the Lord hears our prayers and answers them.
As brothers and sisters, we should uplift each other and pray always!
Praying you have a wonderful weekend!
Posted by Kennisha Hill