Good day beautiful people
I hope you’re all well? I’d just like to say a massive thank you to all my active readers. I REALLY appreciate your support, encouragement, and engagement. Every comment I receive is very inspiring, and motivates me to keep on going. And of course I must thank the Holy Spirit for the constant inspiration which He gives me, to write what I write!
Today I will be talking about prayer. Prayer plays a major role in the life of a christian. Why? Because it’s how a believer communicates with God the Creator. But with that being said, it isn’t uncommon for one to experience a ‘prayer block’. (A moment in time where you feel that you don’t have many words to say. Or you find yourself in a place where it’s difficult to get into the prayer mood). And I can honestly say that sometimes during my prayer time, if I’m not very careful my mind can travel. I can get so wrapped up in my worries, to the point where I’m pondering over my concerns, instead of meditating upon God’s word. Sometimes being alone with your own thoughts/mind can be a very dangerous place to be, especially if you don’t have the right support.
In this post I desire to share a few tips on how I combat prayer fatigue, which I believe can also be of help to others.
Luke 18:1 ~ One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.
No matter the season we’re in, we are to PRAY, ALWAYS.
1. If all you can say during your time of prayer is ‘God you are holy’, so be it. Remember the human vocabulary is very limited, and our words alone are not enough to describe how great God is. In some seasons all one may be able to do is cry out to God, and this is fine to do. What God does require of us is that when we pray, we pray with sincere hearts. He doesn’t want our hearts to be far away, He wants our undivided devotion/attention. When we look into the book of Revelations, one can note that the 24 elders fall down in worship saying, ‘You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power…’ The words spoken by the 24 elders are simple yet powerful (their statement declares the awesome truth about who God is). And the four living beings never get tired of repeatedly saying, ‘Holy holy holy is the Lord God the Almighty…’. So don’t let yourself, or anyone else make you feel spiritually less for calling God holy, holy, holy, over and over again, during time’s of prayer. Also don’t fall into the trap of thinking you have to pray for hours without pausing (some individuals maybe able to do so though). This can easily lead to waffling, which can then lead to ones mind travelling, which can end in one being totally lost in their own thoughts! Try talking to God throughout the day. Honestly I do a lot better when I pause and talk with God at different points through my day, as I am reminded of the importance of acting Christ like at all times, especially when I encounter a difficult character.
Matthew 15:8 ~ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
Revelations 4:10-11 ~ “the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.”
Revelations 4:8 ~ Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
2. Journal journal journal!!!! Bible journaling is a great way of communicating with God. This is because the bible is God’s written word/voice. When we read the bible we open up our hearts, and minds to hearing our Heavenly Father. I also find that when I am concentrating on writing, and taking notes, I’m less likely to be distracted. My mind stays fixed upon God’s word in that moment. Take note of all the things which the Holy Spirit ministers to you about, when reading the bible.
3. Sing away. Recently God has laid it open my heart to just praise Him! Sometimes during moments of hardships all one can do is PRAISE. When one starts singing songs of thanks unto God, one starts to find even more reasons to thank Him. It’s a bit like a domino effect. Having a grateful heart has positive effects on ones overall well-being. Even the bible says a smile is like medicine.
Proverbs 17:22 ~ A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
I hope you could learn a thing or two from today’s short post, until next time! Stay safe and God bless.
Love and blessings from
Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart