Monday, April 20, 2015

PRAYER OF MY HEART



by Marcie Bridges @Marcie_Bridges

As for me, I will call upon God, And the Lord shall save me. Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:16-17

 

PRAYER OF MY HEART

Just as I am
Holding nothing back
Myself to give
It is all I have
Nothing between us
Not anything to fear
To trust and lean
Upon God to depend
The things I have
I give to Him.
There is much to do
Many places to go
But not without my Lord
My Saviour, my All in All
To Him be the glory
I must surrender all.
There is no other way
He cannot guide
What He does not have
So all I have I give
Because He loved me
Enough to die and give of Himself
And nothing I could ever do, or give or say
Could be enough to pay back
His sacrifice for me
Except to give myself to Him.
Blessing and glory, power and honor
Be unto the Lord, God Almighty!
Amen.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©1995

“The entire bottom line reason for prayer is that God be glorified, that God be revealed in and through us and in that for which we pray.
“Won’t you join me in prayer?
“Pray when you feel like it. Pray when you don’t feel like it. Pray until you do feel like it!”  ~Anne Graham Lotz*

 
This particular devotion from Anne is about her struggle with prayer. She struggles how to pray, when to pray and praying daily just like you and I do. So take heart, you are not alone. And neither am I in this struggle. 

Try this:
Day 1
  • In the morning start out with just a "Good Morning Lord."  This helps you acknowledge He has brought you into another day to glorify Him.
  • In the afternoon, maybe at lunch, "Thank you Lord for this food." This acknowledges you are appreciative of His gift of food for you.
  • At bedtime pray, "Thank You for giving me another day." Now you've acknowledged that He has helped you through the day. 

Day 2 Add a little to each thought
  • "Good morning Lord what a beautiful day it is!"
  • "Thank You Lord for this food and for this job. Help me to be a blessing to others today."
  • "Thank you Father for this bed to sleep in. I will rest in You tonight."

With each day and night add a little more to each prayer. AND if between these three times you think about God say a prayer then too. Before you know it, you will not struggle so much with prayer. There are many verses in the Bible that talk about prayer. Look them up and learn how to pray them to God too.

I love her final thought of this devotion so I repeat it again


 How do we fix our eyes on Jesus? Prayer. 

From My Heart to Yours,
Marcie 

Scripture Verses for Further Meditation: Psalm 5: 1-3, Psalm 55:16-17, Matthew 6:9-13, Philippians 4:6-7


*~Anne Graham Lotz, Fixing My Eyes on Jesus: Daily Moments in His Word, April 8th, page 109

Top pictures provided with permission by Tee-Tee Barnes. All Rights Reserved. 

© Heart Thoughts, Marcie Bridges, 2015

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this beautiful post Marcie. For years I asked the Lord to make me a woman of prayer, to understand its depth and its power. I'm so thankful I'm finally beginning to walk in these truths. Love you :)

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  2. Prayer is such an integral part of our Christian walk. I love prayer. I love the comfort and the assurance it gives. It's not meant to be mysterious or complicated and I love how it can be done anytime, any place. Thank you for sharing and the kind, encouraging words. Love you :-)

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