Prayer

Updated: Jul 18

Keith Green sang, "Make my life a prayer to You..." God, that would be so amazing...

What is prayer? Is it simply speaking with the Creator and Sustainer of all that exists or is there more? I believe there is more. Could our lives really become a prayer? We are told to pray without ceasing. How is that possible? Dear God, please help us pray constantly. May we see through Your eyes of compassion and love. Help us pray for the needs of others as You reveal them. Oh God, please fill our hearts with Your love and give us a bigger picture of You and what prayer means.

Often words seem so inadequate. There are times when we don't know how to describe what is on our hearts. God understands. He hears our hearts.

I believe prayer is communion between our hearts and God's heart. He speaks through His Word, through people, life circumstances, through His creation, and sometimes through impressions. It is a lifeline. Even when we feel alone He is there.

Sadly, many on the threshold of eternity have no desire to know the One who made them. Imagine their horror when they stand before the One they rejected. May we pray with compassion that scene doesn't happen for others. God takes no delight in the death of the wicked.

I am sure God is grieved by the evil so prevalent in our world. He asks us to pray so that lives and situations can be transformed. I don't presume to understand why God asks us to pray, He doesn't need us, but we desperately need Him. Jesus is quoted in John 15:5 as saying, "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." I believe that. There is nothing we can do of any eternal value apart from God's enabling. We abide in Him by spending time with Him, talking with our beloved Saviour. That is the heart of relationship. Thats how we hear His heart.

I have not arrived. I am not speaking to you from some lofty spiritual mountain. I am learning just like you. We are on this journey together. Ask God to give you a heart that prays. I pray prayer will become as natural for you and I as breathing. He loves us so much we can't even imagine the depths of His love. Blessings, Beloved.






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About Me

Rena was born a block away from a fascinating tide pool in Vancouver, British Columbia. (She loves tide pools, painting, reading, writing...)

She has been an  Elementary and High School teacher for 18 years -- is married and has for adult children --and has had the amazing opportunity to travel the globe as an Ambassador with the Department of Eternal Affairs.

Rena began writing her story -- one of rejection, betrayal, and healing from brokenness -- while sitting under a mosquito net in China. Two years later she put all the scribbly notes together at a guest house in Haifa, Israel. "A Life Set Free" was born.

"Bubs Bunny Goes to Camp", "Mommy & Baby's Journal", and her latest book -- "MANHUNT"-- Book 1 in "The Narrow Path Trilogy" -- are available on Amazon.

God took an abandoned, fearful child and is using her life to show the impossible is possible when our lives are surrendered to Him. He can do more than we ask or think. She sincerely hopes this blog blesses and encourages you. Blessings, Beloved.

 

 

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