Friday, June 06, 2008

Faith Lift Friday

Encourage others and yourself! Share a scripture, quote, devotional, lyrics, or anything that has blessed you and strengthened you in your faith.For More Faith-lift Friday visit Taking The Challenge

Someone has said that before our prayers can mean anything to God, they must first mean something to us. Mindlessly repeating a prayer we memorized in childhood, or vaguely asking God to bless everyone, everywhere -- that isn't authentic prayer. Prayer is speaking to God about the deepest concerns of our hearts.What is the source of true prayer? It is a heart attuned to God. It is a life lived in loving obedience to the Father. The Bible says, "And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight" (1 John 3:22).God delights in the prayers of His children -- prayers that express our love for Him, prayers that share our deepest burdens with Him. Don't pray casually or thoughtlessly, but "come boldly to the throne of grace, that you may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16).

The Reverand Billy graham


Michelle P said...

Nice thought for the day, Heather.

Tonya said...

I agree with the prayer needing to mean something to us. I am trying and have been for a while to teach my kids that concept. They say the same thing every prayer.

Lori_N said...

Very good Faith-Lift Friday, Heather!! You're right, God just wants to have a conversation with us, like we're talking to a friend.

KC said...

great faith lift Heather