“I have not prayed about it.”
This is a phrase that I say so often to myself when it suddenly occurs to me that I have not prayed about something I have been so worried about.
And I also say it to others in another way, “Have you prayed about it?” when I realize how stressed they are about something.
I realized that many of us, myself included don’t have prayer, communication with God as our first response to situations. It’s rather the last resort or God has to bring someone to remind us or do something to draw our attention to him and we go, “Oh my, I actually have not prayed about it.”
However, we have worried about it,
Talked about it,
Vented about it,
Gossiped about it,
Fought about it,
Angered about it,
But we haven’t prayed about it.
“It” here could be whatever.
It could be your relationship with God, a job, unemployment, finances, family, a person, a situation, your marriage, friendship, etc.
I just wanted to encourage and remind us to pray.
This could even be a specific reminder for YOU today to take that situation to God in prayer.
You’ve talked to others, to your pastor, friends, enemy and you’ve talked to yourself about it. But you have not talked to God, yet.
Some of us haven’t prayed about it because we don’t see the relevance. We think it’s not something that requires prayer or God’s intervention. And we think we can possibly handle it ourselves.
How has that been working out for you?
Pray about it.
And maybe some of us have given up on prayer. We’ve been praying so much about things and it seems like God hasn’t been listening or answering and we don’t see the point in praying anymore.
I want to encourage you too.
Pray about it still.
Pray with faith. Pray fervently.
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise _ James 5:13.
Don’t give up on prayer and don’t delay prayer.
I pray and hope that our first response to everything will be,
“I’ve gotta talk to God about it.”
“I’ve gotta pray about it.”
You are Eternally Loved.