Friday, September 30, 2011

Message about prayer ...

Hello, everybody. God here. Thought I’d check in with all of you this evening. I’ve been hearing your prayers – all of them – and have been answering them, too. I know some of you don’t quite believe that I’ve been hearing and listening. And there are a few of you who have been praying, with the first words out of your heart are “God, if you’re there …” Surprise! I AM here!

I’ve heard the prayers that you’ve memorized since childhood, “God is great, God is good, Thank you, God, for our food.”

You’re welcome. It makes me happy that you enjoy it – just do so in moderation, of course.

I’ve heard you saying the prayer that my Son taught his followers while he was here on earth:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory


I usually hear you saying that in church or in a group setting. Next time you say it, can you try putting some thought and heart into it? Just sayin’ …

But you know, the prayers that intrigue me the most are the ones I hear that are somewhat out of the blue. Believe me, I do hear them, and I do act upon them according to my will. One time when one of you ladies was upset with the life-mate who you chose, I heard you ask me to keep you from strangling him in your sleep. No matter how much you think he deserved it, do you really think I was going to allow you, my beloved, to hurt another one of my children?

And you, I remember you asking for your company to receive an order for whatever it is you make, I think it’s aircraft? You know, you are not birds, but you still figured out how to fly. But that’s another story for another day. You wanted your company to have work for you and others to do so you could continue to be employed. I could have said “no.” I’ve said “no” to many other requests such as yours. But there’s something about how you believed in me. You had to wait a while and learn a little bit of patience, but I said “yes.” I was pleased when you remembered that it was Me who arranged for the order.

And then there is you, sitting in the coffee house. You’ve had a couple of rough years lately, and through those times you’ve learned to have some faith in me. It wasn’t easy at first, but in time you did learn that I can be trusted. When I gave you an unexpected blessing, though, you doubted that I could give you such a wonderful gift. You went so far as to ask, “What did I do to deserve this? I’m afraid God’s going to take it away from me. Can God be that cruel?”

Wake up and smell that coffee in front of you! I love you. The very essence of my being is love. I am not so cruel as to tease you with something good, only to make you miserable. But remember, life is not all teddy bears and roses. Even though the blessings I give are good, the world is not perfect, and has not been for centuries. Disasters strike, people make mistakes, even do evil things. The human body is subject to disease and decay and death. Love anyway. Embrace the gift called “today.”

I know that not all of you feel confident enough to come directly to me with your problems. That’s why there is an army of you out there who pray for them. I hear your prayers, too.

The soldiers who preserve your freedom – I do protect them. There are some I choose to bring home to me. I know you do not understand now, and your tears are many. (I know – I am collecting them in a jar up here.) Your soldier is now at ease, in My eternal presence.

Your loved ones who are sick – I hear those prayers too. It grieves me, too, to watch them suffer the way they do. I have not forgotten about them.

For the nations – Turn to me. Humble yourselves and pray. I will hear you, and I will heal your land.

My beloved, I want to hear all of your requests. Talk to me from your hearts. Talk to me alone, or in a group with others. Talk to me when you do not know the words to say. My Spirit will intercede on your behalf. Trust me, I will know how to answer your request according to what is in the best interest for my Kingdom as a whole.

Pray. Listen. And pray some more.

That is all … carry on …


Kelly said...

Thank you so much for that reminder, you are an inspiration! I thank God for opportunities to pray. Thank You, Jesus!

Becky said...

I just happened to stumble upon your blog. I love this! Thank you