Thankful for: Prayer (A Weekday Paragraph, 3 of 6)

A Weekday Paragraph is a short scripture and a short paragraph (or two or three . . .LOL) of how it applies to my life. This is written by a Christian who is growing in her relationship with Jesus, for other growing Christians. Please be encouraged, challenged or both . . . and feel free to comment or reply.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray constantly.

When I pray, my life starts to come to order.

God wants me to talk to Him! He is willing to listen. Even my husband does not always want to hear what I have to say, but Jesus is always there to listen.

I am thankful for the prayers of fellow Christians — they have encouraged me much. I am also thankful for the ability and opportunity to pray for others.

I am also thankful for corporate prayer meetings — I met my husband at one! It is a wonderful experience when a group of people flow together and hear God. It is wonderful to know His will and pray it back to Him.

I’d also like to share a recent favorite quote on prayer: “don’t prayer until God hears, pray until you listen to God”. I love the fact that prayer is a two-way street. It is a huge building block to a deep relationship with God.

Photo credit: M Carswell

Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Copyright 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by Permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible, Holman CSB and HCSB are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

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