Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The thing about prayer

The thing about prayer is that anyone can do it, regardless of religion or level of faith, regardless of sin or "worthiness" (whatever that means; no one is unworthy of prayer), and regardless of what you have to say in your prayer.

In our house, we pray nightly before bed, and before most dinners. When I think about how much I pray, it makes me realize how much I don't pray. I should pray over every meal, right when I wake up, and pretty much the rest of the time.

We've had some pretty huge answers to prayers over here.

Together we prayed for financial opportunity and a solution to Conrad's unhappy work situation. The next day, Conrad was offered a new job way closer to home, and I got a job as a nanny. Literally the next day.

Prayer is not just for expressing thanks or asking for blessings. Would you only call your dad if you needed something, or to say "thanks" for giving you that thing you needed? Sounds a little greedy.

You call to talk. You call to tell him things you've learned and the things that make you happy or sad. You converse.

I need to do this more in my prayers. I think everyone could stand to do this more.

PS- Here's a video on how prayer can work miracles.


  1. I agree with you. The power of prayer is amazing. I don't pray as often as I should either. I need to change that! Have a great week! Stacie xo

  2. Excellent reminders! Prayer can do so much! Happy Tuesday to ya!

  3. Thank you for writing this. I didn't think to talk to God about other things than what I want like things that make me happy, sad or learned.

  4. Love this post and I'm glad to see good things happen to you! The power of prayer is so huge and I love reading blogs and meeting bloggers that agree :)



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