Can You Hear Me Now?
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Carefully prepared just for you by your friend, Jamy Whitaker
Listen to my prayer, O God. Do not ignore my cry for help! Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.
Psalm 55:1, 2 NLT
It amazes my children that when I was their age I did not have a cell phone. The look on their face shows such disbelief. They begin to think I have to be as old as dirt. In the world they are growing up in, it does seem foreign not to see people talking or texting on cell phones.
Although they have downsides, I must admit as a parent, it is very comforting to be able to reach my daughter, who is away at school, at any time and she can in turn respond from anywhere on campus about anything that is going on in her life. It makes the distance almost melt away.
Do you realize that you have access to something even better than 4G coverage and service? It is prayer.
Dear friends you can come to God at any time of day or night – He doesn’t have select “office” hours. You can also pray anywhere. It doesn’t have to be at church on Sunday or at the dinner table before meals. In addition, we can bring anything to God in prayer. We must keep in mind that prayer doesn’t have to be long or complicated. It is simply a conversation between you and God. Therefore, just tell Him exactly what is on your heart – the victories as well as the struggles.
Today, spend some time connecting with God in prayer.
I would also love for you to share in the comment section how I can pray for you this week.
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You with a thankful heart today. I know that no matter what circumstance I am facing in my life You promise to be right by my side. I have the confidence to know that I can come to You at any hour of the day and that You will not only hear my prayer, my cries for help, but You will answer. I long to draw closer to You this week. May I silence the shouts of the world around me to hear Your still small voice. In Your Precious Name, Amen.
© 2014 by Jamy Whitaker. All rights reserved.
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Originally published Tuesday, 21 October 2014.