Do you pray for yourself? I mean, really pray for your needs, situation, for blessings, grace, mercy, marriage, parenting, wisdom… That’s the question Jen is asking over at Finding Heaven Today and, frankly, it stopped me cold. Do I pray for me, specifically for Sandra? Ummm, sort of. When I’m trying to get the frozen barn door open, I pray for God’s strength to be mine or for His wisdom to help me figure out a way to manage. When I’m on the tractor, I pray for safety. When I’m tired, I pray for a good night’s sleep, which, by the way, is usually always mine. Of course, doing farm chores for 3 or 4 hours a day helps me sleep like a log at night. (Where did that saying come from? Anyone know?)
Jen is giving away a copy of Prayers for a Woman’s Soul; visit here to find out more.
Julie K. Gillies has written Prayers for a Woman’s Soul. 52 prayers for 52 weeks and each with a focus…expectations, balance, marriage, focus, identity, walk with God, etc… . I’m intrigued because, like a punch to the gut, I realize I don’t pray for me; not the in-depth, focused, specific prayers I
need to should be praying. I’ve never been a fan of reading prayers and don’t really have a good reason but I’m feeling the leading edges of mind change happening. I feel God is nudging me into some soul searching, deep digging prayers for me. Since Dave died, I’ve been content to say, “God, I’m just not that smart and feel so empty, weak and alone. You know what’s best for me and I accept Your will in my life.” Well, I’m still positive God knows what’s best for me and I still accept His will in my life but I’m going to start a new page in my devotional binder. The title is, “Tucking Sandra into Prayer” and will include Very Specific prayers for me. I’m going to write down some of God’s promises He gives in His word and I’m going to put my name right there with His promises. I’m going to tuck myself into specific prayer and pray like it all depends upon God. Like Mom always said, “It’s good to pray but you have to put feet to those prayers as well.” I know not every situation is one that we I need to do something, but those situations that do require me to work hand in hand with God, I’m going to do my part.
Linking with Jen and the Soli deo Gloria Party.
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein ~
Today’s Miracles ~ prayer for yourself ~ the next breath ~ kittens playing ~ sleeping dogs around the wood stove ~ a car that’s safe and has gasoline ~ Tuesday’s Bible study ~ clean dishes ~ mind change ~