How would you define prayer? What does prayer mean to you?
Prayer is something I have struggled with throughout my walk with the Lord. Some days prayer feels like second nature and other days it is a struggle. A struggle to let go. To give God my heart through prayer. To trust Him with my thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
Prayer is laying my hopes, dreams and desires at the feet of Jesus. Prayer to me is humbling. Prayer is my heart given to God through words and thoughts.
As a mom, I have found that prayer is a must to get through every day. God is shaping my Christain prayer life on this mommying journey.
Most days my prayers, my requests feel small, meaningless to a great and powerful God. Like today for example. My prayers carried hopes like help my daughter to fall asleep on the way to the grocery store, give me patience with the toddler that peed on the floor again! And more…give my baby peace to fall asleep without crying, strength my heart to do this mommy thing right, help me not fall apart.
Simple. Prayers to get through the mundane days of littles. However, today as I witnessed God answering these little prayers I was touched. Moved in awe. This God of mine loves me. He cares about toddler pee on the floor and babies sleeping. Why? Because He cares about me. He cares about my daughters.
The God of the universe hears and answers your prayers because you are everything to Him. Absolutely everything!
He came as a man and died for us. If that isn’t love, what is?
God loves you, Daughter. God cares about your hopes, dreams and desires.
1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. NLT
Psalm 8:4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? NKJV
Luke 12:7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. NIV
Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; NIV
Psalm 139:4-6 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! NLT