The Shape of our Prayers

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:1

…those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31


Continuous, steady, on-going, deliberate, hearty, soulful, earnest and diligent should be our prayers. We have been promised that when we pray, God hears. That’s reason enough to be excited about prayer, but we also know that when God hears our prayers, He answers. When God answers our prayers, things change, and when things change, we change.

Prayer starts an explosive chain reaction that nothing else in this world can match. Prayer doesn’t just promise change though, it delivers!

Today, as you go to prayer, remember those who need a new or continuing touch from God.

Pray for those who seek change.

Prayer for those who live as God’s Change Agents.

Pray for the little ones, who rest comfortably in His care.

Pray for our marriages, that they will not just survive, but thrive.

Pray for our jobs, or the lack thereof, looking for God to supply.

Pray for a renewed sense of hope and the determination needed to continue down a holy path.

Pray for renewed vigor to embrace life, for as long as God allows.

Pray that we will have all that we need to fully do His will.

Our Lord waits for us to come to him, share our lives with him–tell him our greatest desires and our most urgent fears. He wants to hear it all. He waits to hear it all. His interest is piqued.

He cares.

Even more than that, God is the only One who can move you forward, away from all harm, and deliver you to heaven’s shore intact.

Today, do something significant for the human race-pray!


2 thoughts on “The Shape of our Prayers

  1. Jean says:

    Thank you for the reminder God does hear and will answer. I have been discouraged in not seeing any sign of movement in an area I pray for daily. And in talking with my brother have changed the focus of my prayer that I believe God revealed to me through the counsel of my brother. Thanking God for your blog and the counsel of a godly brother! I will keep praying and waiting and watching!


    • lorihoose says:

      Watching as we pray is so important, isn’t it? I love that reminder. We need to pray expecting an answer, and anticipating how good it will be when the answer comes. Thanks for your comments, Jean. Great food for thought today!


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