I have learned a lot about prayer in the past few months. It’s starting to become my first response in situations. It’s starting to shift my thoughts and emotions. I’m not perfect. It’s still not my immediate response. I’ve a ways to go before I’m happy with the prayer life that I have established. But I’ve started the journey.
One of the things I’ve been thinking through as I think “now what” and start to focus more on another aspect of my walk with God and my legacy lifestyle is praying with specificity. Pairing what scripture says with the things that I want to see happen in different areas of my life.
For instance, I found a list of 10 verses paired with phrases to pray over my marriage. And I’ve found a list of verses to pray over Sarabeth.
Praying specific Bible verses over specific areas of my life allow me to not only memorize more scripture, but to apply it to my life and relationships in very specific and tangible ways.
In an effort to start myself out, I took to google and searched for some lists and ideas. From there, I can now begin looking in scripture to identify more things to be praying for.
I’ve been learning a lot about writing and blogging over the last month. And all of the notes that I’ve taken and things that I’ve learned point to leaving you with a concrete resolution that can be applied to your life.
But to do that would mean I would have to tell you that I’ve arrived. And I haven’t. Not by any stretch of the imagination. In order to arrive at having figured out prayer, I will have
died and gone to heaven. Because only then will I be able to say that I’ve “figured” out prayer.
Until then, I continue to acknowledge that prayer is a journey.
It is something I will continually work on learning and growing in. I won’t ever arrive as hard as I try. And that means there’s no real resolution to the end of our study on prayer. It is something that will we will have to continually come back to over and over again.
Prayer is always evolving. Just as you are. Just are your relationship with God does.
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