Pray it up, no matter what

I love listening to prayers from different people. Some prayers are very eloquent, some are short and sweet and then you have all the others in between. Sometimes you get tricked into thinking someone is going to have a lengthy prayer, just to have them turn around and say,” Jesus, please heal this man.” I love it. On occasion, I have problems expressing my feelings to God. Every once in a while I feel like screaming at him and anger because I don’t understand something. Then there are times where I just don’t understand what to pray for. I will give you an example of what I’m talking about. I used to pray to ask God to relieve me of my anger, what I should have been praying for was God to fill my heart with love and understanding, which in turn kicks the anger out of my mind. All of these things we end up learning through time and patience. God wants to hear from us in all our circumstances, whether it be anger, sadness, confusion, happiness, or just to chat as a friend. The holy spirit intercedes for us to God helping us and guiding us to what needs to be said. So please don’t shy away from prayer today. There is no such thing as a wrong prayer. So long as you are pouring your heart out to God that’s all he wants to hear. Romans 8:26 likewise the spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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