Never Stop Praying

0
Never Stop Praying

Never Stop Praying

“Father, if it is your will, take this cup from me, yet not my will but yours be done.”

Luke 22: 42

When we pray we say “God, I need help with this problem or that problem. For example I can’t pay my bills. I need money. Can you please help me pay my bills?” Then we play the lottery and lose. We call on God again and say “I thought prayer worked! Never mind!!” and many of us just stop praying.

God is a mystery. Our human minds will never be able to comprehend God, his thoughts, actions or immense love for us. Many of us can’t even understand or fully believe in His existence. Faith is a gift given to us by God. Faith is what motivates us to pray when we just can’t logically think it is the right strategy for meeting our needs or desires.

Prayer is complicated but at its core it is communication with God. Jesus introduces to us God as “Abba” translated daddy, a gentle, loving and forgiving father. Jesus also gave us the prayer “Our Father”.  In it we praise God ask for his mercy, for our daily bread and for the blessing what we are able to bring His kingdom to our world today.

God gave us complete free will, no strings attached. We can do whatever we want in this lifetime. Although God can intervene and does through miracles, He wants us to find the way to Him. The surest way to God is through prayer. We can talk to Him at any time, in any place. We can tell Him anything. Our prayers may not be answered the way we want them answered but that doesn’t mean He did not hear us.

We cannot understand God and we are unable to see the future. God knows what we NEED. At the end of our lives we will be able to look back and understand a little more of how those prayers were answered.

Never stop praying. Come to God with your petitions, quandaries and praise. Ask for miracles and healing. End your prayers sincerely with “Your Will Be Done.” Although we think we know what we need God indeed knows best.  Never stop praying. God loves to listen to your voice.

Copyright 2013 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

Share.

About Author

Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is first and foremost a mother of four children under the age of 17. She has been married to the love of her life, Aaron, for over 19 years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom for over 6 years. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She has completed her 3rd year of teaching theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

Leave A Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.