“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 MSG
Prayer doesn’t have to be eloquent to be powerful.
It doesn’t have to be lengthy to have consequence.
You don’t have to get the words right for God to hear you.
You just need to do it.
Every way you know-how, for everyone you know.
It isn’t a test to pass or a class to take, it is prayer.
There is no wrong way to pray, just talk to God.
The power of prayer is that it connects you with a powerful God who loves you so much that He took care of all that hinders you from connecting to Him. Every fear, doubt, stumble, mistake, misstep or mindset that separates you from God, Jesus took on the cross.
Jesus experienced every judgment, every unjustice, neglect or wrong done to you by others.
This is how you can be unhindered in prayer for others and honest in prayer for yourself. He died to give you permission to talk freely with the Holy One.
Let no excuse stop you today from talking to and listening to Him today.
“This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply.”
Matthew 6:7 MSG
What is causing you to panic right now?
Panic is defined as sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety.
All kinds of things can cause panic to rise within you and when it does, I am going to ask you to pause.
To wait before you react.
To take deep breath in and out.
To pray and ask God for His perspective.
He is your Father and He knows you. He knows why it is happening and why you are responding to it that way. He also knows how to lead you down the right path, not just the first one that presents itself. Jesus knows if there is a higher way, a better way or a healthier way to deal with it.
He knows how to calm your heartbeat and clear your mind.
When you go to God with your panic, He will give you the wisdom and guidance you need to deal with it.
Pause the panic and pray. Your Father in heaven loves you and knows what a one-word prayer like “help” means.