I will pick up on this theme in part 2 of our precious children. I would ask for prayer for children everywhere that they remain safe and secure with loving parents. Oh Lord put a hedge of protection around our children and keep them safe from any and all harm. In Jesus name. Amen!
Did you know there was a formula for good prayer? The J is for Jesus. Begin your prayer with the worship of Jesus Christ and all that he has done for you in your life. The O is for others. Pray for the significant others in your life or for anyone in general that may need prayer. The Y is for yourself. Pray for your needs and for the Lord to help you in your weaknesses. This is a method for successful prayer and also to find joy in your life. Prayer is a little like eating salted peanuts. The more you eat the more you like it. Therefore the more you pray it will become a regular routine for you and enrich your life at the same time.
Why is prayer so hard for the majority of us? Granted, in times of trouble everyone seems to pray to God, Believers and unbelievers alike. When was the last time you had a conversation with God? Many times we pray to God for things we need or want. But how about just talking to God and getting to know him better? John 17:3 says, this is eternal life, that they may know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. Don’t you think that you need to know God better and better each day for after all you will be with him for eternity someday? Over the next few weeks I will have more thoughts on prayer. By the way, I think God may be listening tonight in the event you might want to talk to him.
Today I had an interesting thing happen to me. I ate a normal breakfast but the bacon was not well done part of it got caught in my esophagus. Normally this would call for a certain type of medicine that breaks it up. The last time I had it I drink a glass of water with the interior of the pill in the water. It also got caught in my throat and I began choking and gagging as the medicine had no place to go. I began to pass out when all of a sudden the passageway opened up and I could swallow again. It was very scary and I didn’t want to go through that again today. I ate breakfast at 8 in the morning and then could not swallow anything again. Everything came up that I tried to swallow. I didn’t want to take that medicine after what had happened the last time. The alternative was going to the hospital. Finally I thought of Prayer in regards to a healing. I’m really down on Ministries that heal because of what they represent. And they really bring down the name of Jesus Christ by their actions. These are the Benny Hinn’s land Joyce Meyers who make a mockery out of healing by somehow turning it into the Prosperity Gospel for them. At this point though I did turn to Jesus as a last resort and there was a vacancy there. I focused on him deeply and in his name prayed that the obstacle instructed my esophagus what depart and it actually did. I have been healed in minor things before but never something like this. All morning long I couldn’t swallow anything and the hospital was a last resort. Well, not really the last resort that was Jesus but he was still open to me and healed me and all praise and glory goes to him for what He did for me. Prayer to me has always been to glorify God. I will remember what he did for me today.
Oh yes, in the name of Jesus he will save you too and there is no other name under Heaven or Earth by which you can be saved straight up. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God