This month’s thought…
What are you praying for these days? This question is one of the best conversation starters. When I have asked people this question the responses have been all over the place. The answers range from “I don’t pray” to “I am praying to live God’s will in my life.” I can say this with confidence though, this question always gets an interesting answer and has lead to some of the best faith conversations I have ever had with people.
Recently I was talking with someone about prayer and after we shared what we were currently praying, the conversation moved to the beauty of conversations with God that allow us to “pray without ceasing.” That is, we love that God knows our thoughts and that we can take those thoughts to Him in a spirit of prayer. 1 John 5:14 says, Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
So, what are you praying for these days? I am praying for you as a pastor prays for his congregation, I am praying for our church, and I am praying for our neighborhood. I am also praying for kids going back to school this month – for safety, for their leaders, and for them to share Jesus when opportunities are presented. I am praying for much more that I will not be able to list here.
Make prayer a priority in your life and watch God work.