God’s word tells us repeatedly to bring our petitions to Him through prayers with thanksgiving. Regardless of how He answers our prayers, each prayer transaction comes with this promise; His peace will guard our heart and mind and will keep Him close to us. You see, going to Him when we are in need, shows us our recognition that He has more power and authority over our circumstances and ourselves than we do. If we are patient and develop our radar for the intangible…the psychological and especially the spiritual world… we will be amazed at His answers to our prayers. Remember, He answers two ways….Yes…. or No, because I have something better for you. Patience and radar to see His love and provision for us. Once we experience and really see this reality of our needs being met, His peace will be abundant and you will be a Lighthouse standing strong in your own storms, but also be a sanctuary and guide to others caught in storms.
So Pray more and watch the results of our powerful and loving Father!
Dear Father God,
I come to You with an open, thankful heart. And while I bring my requests and petitions to You, I know that You know exactly what I need and when I need it. Help me learn and believe that not getting my request answered as I desire does not mean no, rather that You will say yes in a better way.
I pray today that I may increase my intimacy with you. Please help me remove all the aspects of my life that hinders my intimacy with you.
Father, fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I may internalize and absorb Your Words in the scripture reading below.
In Jesus’ name – AMEN
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.