April 7, 2020
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1
I woke up the other morning and said “Good Morning” to God and I thanked Him for the many blessings my family and I have. Then, I went to pray. My mind went blank. It was a strange feeling. I was thinking about how different everything is right now. We are all fighting an enemy that we feel powerless against. For a brief moment, I didn’t know what to pray for. Then, it came to me! Jesus taught us how to pray:
Luke 11:2-4 says:
2 And he said unto them, When you pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
Reading this prayer helped to put me in the right mindset to pray about my needs.
Although God already knows of them, presenting our needs verbally to Him brings us to a point of greater vulnerability and dependence.
My simple prayer that morning was,
“Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you weary and confused. I find peace in You because You are in control.
Please fill the world with the peace that only You can supply. Amen.”