Friday, April 18, 2008

prayer

I believe in prayer. I believe God answers prayer. And sometimes I even remember to pray about stuff! I am always amazed that it takes me a while to remember to pray about certain things...I know my nature is to worry first pray later...I want to change that about myself but I think it will take a lifetime.

Again today I was worrying. I was worry worry worry worrying...the kind where your mind circles and circles and leaves you spinning on the inside. And I finally remembered to pray...so I did...it wasn't eloquent. It sounded a lot like my worrying only now I was involving God. And then the phone rang. I let it go to voicemail cause I was praying...and then I decided to take a small nap...to rest my mind. Woke up and checked my voicemail and I don't know for sure but my prayer may have been answered. I will know tomorrow. Either way...I know that I can trust God.

I am just so reminded of how much prayer matters.

Philippians 4 near the beginning of the chapter
(that would be in the Bible if you aren't a Bible person) talks about praying and about the peace God brings that goes beyond understanding when we take our "stuff" to Him.

Check it out if you want.

1 comment:

Chris H. said...

Great post, Jamie... Thanks! I'm never not pleasantly surprised at the power that even a quick "serenity prayer" has to ground and re-center me when I start to spin up. I just have to remember that hard part of momentarily stepping away, taking a deep breath, closing my eyes, and simply saying it. ;) It works!

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