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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year | Time to Trust | Prayer

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year | Time to Trust | Prayer

Don’t worry about anything…pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him…Philippians 4:6

“I just don’t know what we’re gonna do.” “I didn’t see this coming. Now we’re sunk!” “Where will we get that kind of money?”

Part of being human is the ability to think ahead. We can plan, project, assume, and prepare for what’s ahead. That amazing ability is a gift from God to help us live wisely. But when that ability is not coupled with faith in God, it can become worry.    

The first response to all those nervous questions should be: Have I prayed about it? Prayer is more than worrying with our eyes shut. It is a conversation with the One who knows what to do. He invites us to tell Him what’s going on and ask Him for what we need. But prayer is not a To-Do list with an attitude. Real prayer is humbling our hearts before the Lord, getting our hearts right, and laying our requests at His feet. It helps to start by thanking Him for all He’s done because when we remember all the times He delivered, provided, protected, and comforted us, it’s easier to believe He’ll do it again.

Final Thought:  Prayer is God’s invitation to see our situation from His perspective.
Prayer: Father, I admit that praying is sometimes further down on my list of responses to problems than it should be. I want prayer to become my first response to every problem or decision I face, so I’ll start now by thanking you for the time you…