Do You Hear Me, God?
A child’s evening prayer. “Dear God, please take care of my daddy and my mommy and my sister and my brother and my doggy and me. Oh, please take care of yourself, God. If anything happens to you, we’re gonna be in a big mess.”
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 to be more hit and miss, than anything else.
I have felt guilty; I did not pray enough, or long enough.
I feel like I am not good enough, why would God listen to me, I have failed him so many times.
I don’t have enough time; I have a family, my work, and rarely sit down, and when I do I fall asleep.
We all know that the only time to pray is early in the morning.
However, I’m not an early bird. I just stare at my open bible then fall asleep, then feel worse…
Only to become discouraged and give up. God, why did you make me like this? I can’t stay vigilant in the morning for prayer, I must be your worst child, one who doesn’t merit your constant love and grace.
I invested money in seminars and books that would help me get it right, so many formulas on how I should pray. But it never was intimate for me until I discovered a story about Susanna Wesley who raised 19 children and yet found time to pray.
With a busy family, Susanna found it challenging to find private time. Her life was hard, but she recognized the importance of praying for her family. The children soon understood that any time their mother’s apron was over her head she was praying. So they left the room leaving her undisturbed.
This treasured story taught me 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?©
Mark 11:24 (NLT)
I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
” We are put on this earth, not to see through one another,
But to see one another through.”
Smile, God Love You
Thank you, dear friends, for spending your time with me, Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs to all.