Good Morning Brave ones. How are you doing today? And how is your heart? I’ll start by sharing mine – I am weary. I want to do it all but more and more I am seeing that I can’t. My body needs sleep, my mind needs rest, by heart needs quiet.
The other night I was talking to my beautiful & wise sister in law and we were chatting about prayer. We talked about how our hearts so desire to do, to serve, to give but we can never do as much as we feel we should. There is just not enough time in the day. So we pray. We pray for the couple who is struggling in their marriage, we pray for the grieving who lost their mother, grandmother,& friend, we pray for the underprivileged, the ones who are still rebuilding their homes from the fires, we pray for our country and the leaders in charge, we pray for the people we meet in coffee shops & grocery stores, we pray for our husbands, children, futures, and dreams – all while we cook dinner, drive to work, water the plants, take care of the animals, clean the house, run errands, and fold laundry.
Why does prayer feel like not enough?
I know that the Lord can ask me to do something and if I say no, I am sinning. But I also know that if I am not at church one Sunday the Lord will use someone else to make them feel welcome. I need to be available to be used by the Lord but I am not the only one who is being used by him. And a lot of times the Lord just asks me to pray. I may not always be able to drop all responsibilities and drive around taking out every one to coffee but I can pray in the midst of my everyday. While I am working, cleaning, driving, and resting.
Have you heard of the Give Me Jesus Journal? It is a beautiful journal put together by Gretchen of Life Lived Beautifully. I love it. It is a beautiful guided journal for daily reading, journaling, meditation, and prayer. Also, one of the pages is a guide to help you pray everyday. Each day I wrote down something specific to pray about. Of course, I can pray for whatever the Lord lays on my heart whenever but each day I have something to cover in prayer. I can keep that as I go through my day. I may not be in Washington DC making laws and shaping our nation but I can pray for the ones who are there. You interested in grabbing one of these journals of you own? You can get it for 15% off using code: OAKANDOATS
All because, my dear ones, your PRAYER IS SIGNIFICANT & POWERFUL!