PRAY ALWAYS AND LISTEN

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And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.                                    Ephesians 6:18 NIV

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;                                                      for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.                                                                                                                      1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Scriptures reminds us that we can pray anytime, anywhere.  When we remember God is with us, we can pray.  When we remember he is waiting to hear from us, we can pray.We can thank him remembering all the ways his grace has sustained us and blessed those we love, those for whom we pray, those who are discouraged, lonely, and in despair. We can thank and praise him for answered prayers in the past and by faith for what he is doing and will do in the future responding to our prayers.

He is our Savior, Lord, Prince of Peace, a Mighty God. We can pray prayers of thanks and praise for his unfathomable, indescribable, most reliable goodness and grace.  He is the giver of all good gifts.  As we pray we recognize his uplifting, healing, transforming hand at work throughout history.  He is steadfastly faithful.  His desire for us is to draw nearer and nearer to him until our prayers of petition turn to listening.  Then the breath of God breathes his Spirit into ours.  Prayer becomes God intimately letting us into his inner most circle.  The Trinity lets us in on the conversation.  Then prayer truly “availeth much” in holiness and righteousness pleasing to God.

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