This month at church we are focusing on the importance of prayer. Our Lord and Friend showed us, by His lifestyle of communion with His Heavenly Father and reliance on the power of Holy Spirit.
Sometimes in our full lives there may be a struggle to set aside time to pray. I believe we can pray wherever we are, simply by turning our hearts and minds towards our Lord and committing issues to Him as we encounter them. For me, even small things like when I recently couldn’t find one of my favorite earrings, I asked Holy Spirit to help me find it. A couple of days later, I saw it on the floor in my wardrobe and was excited and grateful. So faithful is our Lord and Friend.
Matthew chapter 7 verse 7 tells us to ask, seek and knock. Jesus speaking. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Holy Spirit is with us to lead, teach and help us in prayer. When we don’t know how to pray in a situation, we can ask Him and He will pray through us or give us what to say.
Philippians 4 verse 6 to 7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication (petition) with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God – and the peace of God that surpasses understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”. Regardless of circumstances, our Lord wants us to live with internal peace through Christ Jesus, the Anointed One.
What an awesome promise! Peace that passes understanding. Peace that is a force which is able to guard our hearts and minds (through Christ Jesus). As we take hold of this Scripture; meditating on it and being doers of the Word by presenting our burdens and requests to the Father, rolling them over onto Him (He daily bears our burdens), then we can walk and live in this Peace that passes understanding .
I pray that you be encouraged this week knowing our Lord and Friend cares for you, wanting to commune you so you walk in peace.