Am I Doing It Right?
A praying child one evening said; Dear God, I hope you’ll also take care of yourself if anything happens to you; we’d be in an awful fix…
** I’m sure we all feel like that these days when the world is in so much turmoil and distress.
** I have struggled for years trying to have a consistent prayer life that seems so often to be more hit and miss, than anything else.
** I have felt guilty, that I did not pray enough, or long enough.
** I have felt not good enough, why would God listen to me, I have failed him so often.
** I don’t have enough time; I know and have been told that you have to spend hours in a quiet place, (I have family, work, I don’t have time to hardly sit down, and when I do I fall asleep.)
We all know that the only time to pray is early in the morning, an author told me. (I’m not an early bird, I just stare at my open Bible, then fall asleep) then for sure, I will feel guiltier.
Then discouraged I give up, God why did you make me like this? I can’t even stay awake in the morning for prayer, I must be your worst child, one who doesn’t deserve your constant, eternal, forgiving love and graciousness.
I spent money on seminars and books that would help me to try and get it right, so many formulas and how it should be done. But it never was personal to me until I heard a story about the mother of John & Charles Wesley, Susanna who raised 19 children and still had time to pray.
With a busy family, Susanna found it difficult to find quiet time to pray. Her life was hard, but she realized the importance of praying for her family. The children soon learned that any time of the day when their mother had her apron flipped up over her head that she was praying. So they quietly left the room leaving her disturbed.
I love this story about Susanna Wesley, it has taught me that it doesn’t matter where you pray or when. I just need to talk to God like a dear friend, anytime or anyplace, he is only a prayer away. Have you struggled with finding the right time or place to pray? ©
” We are put on this earth, not to see through one another, but to see one another through.”
What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
And what a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer
Song was written by Charles Crozat Converse, Joseph Scriven
Have you ever been frustrated in your Christian walk? Trying to do it like everyone else does?
Thank you, dear friends for spending your time with me, Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs to all.
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