Friday, August 31, 2012

Are you praying?

I do not fully understand prayer and I doubt anyone does.  I do pray, though, and I have learned through experience that God answers prayer.  Do you pray?  Do you bring all of your needs to God?

One of my favorite verses about prayer is this one from Philippians 4:6-7 -
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
This is not a suggestion.  This is a command.  When God says "Don't worry" He means it.  If you are worrying, you are disobeying God.

So what do you do when you find yourself worrying?  PRAY!  Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done!  And then the promised peace will come.

Do you pray?  Or do you worry?  If you're not praying, don't worry about it, just pray!  God's forgiveness is full and free.  If you notice worries creeping in, think of them as a call to prayer.  Praise God for those worries because they bring you to your knees.  And then pray!

Have you tried this about the worries your are experiencing right now?  Many times it helps to ask others to pray along with you.  Prayer is not always singular.  In fact, the Bible teaches us there is power in praying with a group or team.  Consider Jesus' own words in Matthew 18:19-20.

Take time to pray.  Pray and ask God for what you need!  And thank Him for ALL He has done.  If you are not experiencing God's peace, here's the cure.  PRAY!

Crossroads Community Church is sponsoring a PRAYER WATCH INTERNATIONAL Community Prayer Conference coming up on Saturday, September 15.  Come for the morning or the afternoon.  And please keep this prayer conference in your prayers.  For more, see the Crossroads Community Church website at

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