As I wander through this prayer journey I have gone through a few stages on the path. At first I felt lost and unsure of myself, wondering why I was doing this and didn’t think anyone would walk alongside me.
Further down the path I had a good number of prayer requests and began praying simply for the request itself. I would read the request, reflect on it, and lift it up to God. Reflecting on the prayers was a wonderful time for me – I would think of song lyrics, have images in my head, or think of verses related to the prayer request. It has been amazing to share those words with others and connect with other believers!
Then the well started to dry up.
I began to wonder: what am I praying for? What good is this doing? Am I giving each prayer request the attention it deserves? How do I pray for this person or situation?
I realized that I was thirsty.
I was praying, I was pouring out, I was spending time in fellowship with the Father in prayer…but I wasn’t in the word. Being outside the Word is a dangerous thing. When we’re outside the Word, we aren’t in complete fellowship with our creator.
We become confused.
We get lost.
Things become twisted.
We give up.
I hadn’t read the Bible for 5 days. Listening to Shawna Gackle’s “Thirsty Thursday” gave me a good kick on the backside (in a good way!) I needed to come back to the source.
2 but his delight is in the law[b] of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
My question for you today – are you in the Word? Are you praying? Are you in fellowship with other believers? Like any good relationship it need balance and to be approached on all angles.