Praying, praying and still praying…

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Do you ever feel like God does not see you? Do you feel as if you are praying in vain? Do you ever feel like God does not hear you? I do.

Recently I found a journal entry from 3 years ago. As I read it I realized I have been praying for the same things for 3 years! If I had not dated the entry I would have thought it was recent. Why have I been praying for the same things? Did I not trust that God heard my prayers? Did I keep holding onto the request instead of relinquishing it? 

Three years is a long time, Jesus’ public ministry was only 3 years. As I thought about this, I made the decision to stop praying for all that I had been praying for over the last 3 years. I decided to trust that God heard me and had set about answering my prayers. I decided to let go and worship Him in spite of not seeing answers or at least the answers I wanted.

Today, I choose to stand on His Word.

S – Spend 
T – Time
A – Anchored
N – Not
D – Doing  (Ephesians 6:12)

I choose to Worship while waiting.

W – When 
O – Our
R – Response is
S Surrending to
H – Him
I – In
P – praise

I choose to praise Him in every storm.

S – Stand
T – ’til
O – over and
R – Remember
M – Me

I choose to remember that when I pray, it as a

P – Personal
R – Request
A – Answered by
Y – Yahweh.

I choose to believe that we overcome by the word of our testimony and the Blood of the Lamb. I choose to believe that with God all things are possible and work together for good. I choose to believe that God is good and He has a good plan for me. I choose to believe that God sees me and knows my name.  (Revelation 12:11, Matthew 19:26, Romans 8:28, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 139)

I choose Jesus because He chose me. (John 15:16)

I think I will trust Him to answer my old prayers and will start praying for new things!

What about you?

Thank you for reading, here are two more articles about answered prayers.

  • Leap of Faith – How God answered David’s prayer for a new gift.
  • Stop Begging and Start Believing – Prayer declarations that David and I used when our neighbor violently threatened us because we were Christians. This prayer was answered in quite a drastic way, blog post coming since I am now free to write about it.

If you do not know Jesus, please read about Him here.

Recently I found a journal entry from 3 years ago. I realized I have been praying for the same things for 3 years! Why was I praying for the same things?

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