by Jan Cox
When I am at peace, resting in the Word of God, prayer comes easily. My brain and my heart engage together. I can do my daily prayers, my breath prayers and use all interruptions to speak to God.
However, when a crisis happens, I am ill or I am stressed from taking too much on, my brain and heart do not work well together. I feel at a loss and my prayer life falls apart. I then rely on others to pray for me.
This is not always true as sometimes real prayers from the heart emerge in times of deep suffering and stress.
However for the most part during these empty times I miss the Spirit that strengthens and heals me.
One solution that I have found to help me is foundational prayers.These words said as prayers can hold me up during these drought periods.
Having committed them to memory a long time ago, they can flow freely from my heart without my brain being fully engaged.
Do you have foundational prayers?
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My Gratitude List for the Week.
63. Two ducks in the garden treading carefully over the stones
64. Friends waiting for me at home
65. Family waiting for me at home
66. Quiet mornings with God
67. A friend seeking Christ
68. Walking in the sunshine with my husband and our dog, Snowball
69. Eating bananas – I love bananas
Thank You, Father, for your Word that is filled with the truth. We are grateful that Your words can fill us with peace, stir our hearts and challenge our minds. Continue to instill in us a desire to know You more. In Jesus’ name. AMEN