I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. All of us writing on that same word. For the month of October, I will incorporate the word prompts into my series, 31 Days Of Going In Circles.
Today’s word is …. Leave.
It’s the last day of the month long challenge. The topic of prayer is not nearly exhausted. I know there is yet much to be unearthed and applied and I am sure to return to this topic often. I learned much about prayer during this time and will leave you with these thoughts:
- “If you pray to God regularly, irregular things will happen on a regular basis.”
- “God is great not just because nothing is too big for Him; God is also great because nothing is too small.”
- Sometimes God delivers us from our problems; sometimes God delivers us through our problems.”
- “The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered simply because they go unasked.”
- “Going back to places of spiritual significance can help us find our way forward again.”
And then … “Bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers.” (all quotes from Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson)
May we never stop praying but in fact, pray with increased fervency. May we be ever faithful to come before Him just as we are, right where we are in the present moment of time.
The disciples spent much time with Jesus and one day, they came to Jesus asking, “Teach us to pray.”
And Jesus responded to them and to us ….
“Our Father in heaven
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what’s best -
as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.”
(Matthew 6: 9-13, The Message)
May we come today, and everyday, and lay our burdens before Him, before the Cross. May we leave them there knowing and believing He will tend to them as He knows best. May we continue to let Him teach us how to pray giving opportunity for Him to show us more of Himself. May we come!
This is Day 31 of 31 Days Of Going In Circles. You can find the entire series here .
I want to thank each of you who stopped here and read any of my posts this month. Thank you for sharing and commenting for you have made this journey so much richer for having been here!