Aspects of prayer
Jill Davey shares with us different aspects of her prayer life.
I often find myself starting to pray with gratitude; not just for the everyday things, but thanking God for who He is. He is my Saviour, Father and the one who sits upon the throne putting all thing under His feet – yet He has time for me!
He has chosen us to be His bride and said that He will present us faultless before the Father! (Jude 1.24). What a wonderful concept.
Prayer is relationship, we don’t always need to do the talking but we can wait and listen as we ask, “Lord what is on your heart today, who do you want me to pray for?”
There have been times over the years when I have found myself carrying in my heart those that God has brought to mind and I haven’t been able to let it go until I sense that something has changed! This is a way of intercession; an aching in your heart until the work is done.
Another aspect of prayer is to meditate on the scripture. I recently woke with these words on my heart “you are fearfully and wonderfully made” Ps 139 v 13 – 18. As I started to read it says that He saw us being formed in the womb: He was there at our first heartbeat. God says that He made us from the inside out.
So many questions arose : “Lord…
- how did God make Adam out of the dust with all his internal organs?
- what about Eve, how was a rib taken out of Adam’s side formed into a fully grown Woman?
- when you cut a finger how does the body heal itself?
- how does a child grow into an adult?
- how can the blood tell us so much about our condition?
- how can our brains receive knowledge?
I haven’t got any answers … but what an amazing creator!!
When we first give our hearts to Jesus He gives us a new heart that changes us from the inside out. How amazing that both the natural and the spiritual work together, making us who we are.
There are times through my prayer journey that I have just sat in His presence and simply prayed in tongues or listened to worship which stirs my heart.
Other times I find that from deep within me there is a rising up. At times it feels like there is a battle on and that warfare is needed, sitting down is not an option, rising to my feet walking around the room or even stamping my feet as I speak out and declare truth into that situation.
There are times when I just feel indignant about the injustice in that person’s life or the situation before me. You may say that the battle is the Lord’s. Yes it is. But we have been called and equipped by the Holy Spirit to rise up in our spirits and speak the word of the Lord which is a real privilege.
We are on a journey. We have been having weeks of prayer over these past months. Has anything changed in our aspect to prayer?
God is challenging us to believe and expect answers to our prayers.
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective ( James 5 v 16 )
Thank you Jill