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Have you ever been in a real tight situation and you seek advice from someone and all they say is “Oh just pray about it” and to you that’s a bit cliché, that’s not you would need in that moment. This is because all you want in that moment is an “instant” solution, where you feel the need to be involved and work it on your own. But is that what you really need? Do you really need a temporary solution? Do you really need a solution that has consequences at the end?

What we all have to understand is that God doesn’t work with our timing, no matter how tough the situation we have to be patient with God because one big fact is GOD HEARS US. Even if you pray standing in a supermarket queue God will hear you, all he wants is for us to talk to him to have a consistent relationship with him.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” Ephesians 6:18 NIV

If you know God really well you know he doesn’t deal with a quick fix, he works with what he knows is best for you. If God worked with giving in to all our hearts desires, don’t you think the world would be upside down?

“Be still and know that I am God” Psalms 46:10 NIV

I think God came in through with this verse.

Like you just ‘chill’ and let God do the rest, why the rush? If you prayed to the God who created heaven and earth, the God who gave you breathe, the God who feeds you every day, then why worry? You need more evidence that he’ll come in through for you? We have so many testimonies when God really came in through for us, but we call them “luck” or “good fortune”. Instead we should call it Grace.

Instead of saying I DID IT start saying GOD DID IT

Instead of saying I WORKED HARD start saying GOD GAVE ME STRENGTH

Our prayers should involve thanksgiving and praise for all he does for us.

Different Forms of Prayers

Prayer of Blessing – Acknowledging our dependence on God

Prayer of Petition – Asking God for Physical and Spiritual Goods

Prayer of Intercession – We make requests for other people

Prayer of Thanksgiving – Thanking God for everything he has done for us

Prayer of Praise – Expressing our Love for God

We should be familiar to all these forms of prayers

Whenever I pray I’m filled with peace, love and joy and I cannot start to explain how great all that feels. If it was worry I had, God takes away that worry. If it’s fear I felt , God takes away all that fear.

My request to you is NEVER STOP PRAYING no matter how weak you may feel , God is Omni-Present and will always be there to hear our cries. Our situations can never be too big or too small for our God.


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