Girlfriends in God Devotional

Girlfriends In God 18 October 2022 Devotional | The Power of Praying Continually

Girlfriends In God 18 October 2022 Devotional | The Power of Praying Continually

Girlfriends In God 18 October 2022 Devotional | The Power of Praying Continually

Welcome to Girlfriends In God Daily Devotional for Tuesday 18th October 2022, written by Holley Gerth. May the Lord bless you as you study!

GIRLFRIENDS IN GOD DEVOTIONAL 18 OCTOBER 2022

TOPIC: THE POWER OF PRAYING CONTINUALLY

Today’s Truth
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV).

Friend to Friend
Three ministers were talking about prayer and the most effective positions for prayer. As they were talking, a telephone repairman worked silently in the background.

One minister shared that he felt the key to powerful prayer was all in the hands. “I always hold my hands together and point them upward as a sign of worship,” he explained.

The second minister suggested that real prayer should always be conducted on the knees.

The third minister shook his head and said, “I’m afraid you both have it wrong. The only position worth its salt is to pray while stretched out flat on your face.”

As the three ministers solemnly contemplated the wisdom they had shared, the phone man put down his tools, approached the ministers and said, “I’ve been listening to you and just have to share something. I have found that the most powerful prayer I ever prayed was while I was dangling upside down by my heels from a power pole suspended forty feet above the ground.”

We try to make prayer complicated, but it really isn’t. Prayer is simply a conversation with God. And like the telephone repairman, our helplessness is our most powerful prayer. God listens for the voice of our need.

Prayer isn’t a religious exercise. Prayer is the declaration of our total dependence on God. When we pray, we are telling God we are desperate for Him. We are saying, “yes” to whatever the minute, day, or future holds … even before we know what that may be.

We need to pray continually! Paul says we are to pray “without ceasing.”

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV).

We don’t have to drop to our knees or close our eyes to pray. Prayer is the continual conversation between our heart and the heart of God … all day long. Below are some simple ways to incorporate prayer into your daily routine.

Exercise
Walk, run, stretch, or cycle while you pray. Pray for the people in your neighborhood as you pass each house.

Listen
Sometimes we are too busy talking to hear what God has to say. Don’t let prayer become one-sided. Set aside time each day to clear your mind of all distractions, sit in God’s presence, and just listen for God’s voice.

Team Up
Recruit a prayer partner. Whether in person, on the telephone, or online, the power of prayer can be multiplied when people come together.

Be a Child
What questions did you ask God when you were a child? If your prayer life feels stuck now, approach it as a child – with wonder, simple questions, trust, and even humor.

Practice Driving Prayer
Turn your time behind the wheel into prayer time. Ask God to guide your steps. As He brings people to mind, pray for them.

Girlfriends In God 18 October 2022 Devotional | The Power of Praying Continually

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