May 30, 2018
Urgent Plea for Prayer
We have one more day left to our commitment to pray for 31-days. I am sure there have been many days along this journey that you were ready to give up, quit, throw in the towel, but you kept praying. There were times you asked yourself why should you continue to pray because the very things you were praying for started to crumble right before your eyes. The moment you began praying you witnessed the enemy trying to steal, kill, and destroy your prayers before they even reached God’s ears. The moment you said, “Yes” to joining this prayer journey you began to doubt. You continued. Praise God! You continued!
Now I ask, “Have you ever been at a point where you just didn’t feel like praying?” It wasn’t that you could not pray; it was more so you didn’t feel like it. I’ve been there many times even throughout this 31-days of prayer commitment.
This image was taken while on Temple Mount in Israel on, May 21. We had to rise early in the morning before the temperatures hit a record high. I was tired after a full week of ongoing prayer and seeking the face of God. I had cried out for a special encounter with Jesus, and on this particular day as I prepared to pray up top of the Temple Mount I was tired. I was worn. To be honest, I did not feel like praying.
So much is going on and yes, there’s an urgency. But there are times when we are ready to throw in the towel. This is when I knew I needed to press through and pray more so on this day than the others that were behind me since landing in Tel Aviv on Mother’s Day 2018.
There are times that I am so caught up in my stuff, my selfish ways, in my situation and challenges that I don’t feel like praying.
I asked myself the other day, “What if God didn’t feel like talking to me?” There’s a thought. It’s a little like praise. God does not make me praise Him, but there are times that I just have to. I don’t have to, but I have to. If I don’t, I just won’t feel right.
This is the same with prayer. You ought to pray to Christ every day as often as you can to stay in constant communion with Him. And sometimes it has to be a sacrifice of sleep, talking on the telephone, or hanging out with family and friends. You can’t afford not to do it. It may be hard, but it is something we must do in order to know the ways of our Savior Jesus Christ.
We often make praying complicated. We think we must use fancy words, long sentences, sound a certain way, etc. NO—simply bowing our heads and saying the name of Jesus is prayer. Simply saying “thank you” is prayer. Saying “Father, forgive me” is prayer. Waking in the morning and saying “Good morning, Jesus” is prayer.
Tweetable: Even when one does not feel like it—we should pray. Hello Papa! I bless Your name! @GailDudley
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Be sure to join me on tomorrow for our last day of our 31-day commitment. Take a look at your calendar. Anywhere you see 31 days consider going back through this journey and record how the Lord may speak differently as you continue in your time of prayer.
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