During this worldwide crisis, many of us learned to pray. Prayer can seem intimidating if we lack confidence that God will listen to our prayers and answer them. Praying confidently means trusting that God will meet us in prayer because he cares about us. It's possible to pray with assurance that God will listen to us with love and answer us according to his will, reflecting his great wisdom and power. If we learn to pray confidently, we can enjoy the process of praying because we'll wake up to God's presence with us there.
So many of us struggle with what to say when we approach God in prayer. We can however testify how God will still listen and respond if our thoughts are unorganized or our emotions are raw. We don’t need rigid methods of praying; all we need is a genuine desire to communicate with God. We can pray silently anytime and anywhere, such as while driving, walking, or cooking. Most importantly, we pray in ways that truly get us excited about communicating with God. God promises in Jeremiah 33:3: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know.”
When we’re confident during prayer, we’ll have the faith to pray for God’s to bring us out of this Pandemic better, not bitter. When we’re confident during prayer, remain optimistic and hopeful for what is yet to come. As we transition through these times, we keep our faith and pray to become more considerate and mindful of how we can help one another. Praying confidently, we’ll find ourselves praying for God’s will to be done instead of trying to convince God to follow our plans. It is my sincere belief that when you pray, God might not come when you want Him to, but He is always on time.
Finally, I would like to leave you with this thought for meditation: "It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without heart." - Mahatma Gandhi
Blessings to you,
Pastor Kevin L. Bullock, Sr.