What I Want to Learn about Prayer
by Janis Cox
I started Under the Cover of Prayer in 2010 because I felt God calling me to bring pray-ers together; to teach more about all the facets of prayer; and to make me a better pray-er.
He has done more than that. He has built a community, what I have started to call a Tribe of Jesus. I have started to use something called a hashtag (#) which helps people locate everything to do with this blog. I am using:
I have read many prayer books. I study the Bible. I focus on what I hear and see.
Today’s reading from Oswald Chambers really struck me.
How does God view our prayers and our pray-ers?
Worship and intercession must go together, one is impossible without the other (Oswald Chambers, March 30)
And from the Bible:
Your attitude should be the same as Christ (Philippians 2:5, NIV).
Now that makes me think long and hard and ask myself some questions.
- Am I pleading without being with the mind of Christ?
- Am I thinking of myself and my feelings, and my agenda when I pray?
- Do I question God and ask how can I do this?
- Do I let tell Him, ‘it is impossible’?
- Do I decide for Him whether something will work or not?
Oswald Chambers says we need to aim to:
live in a holy relationship with God … having such intimate contact with Him that we know His mind about the ones for whom we pray.
For that reason I need a blogging holiday – not just one week, but at least one month away from blogging.
Please pray for me while I take this time to renew, refresh and rekindle that intimate relationship that I crave.
From April 10 – May 10th. I want to R.E.N.E.W.
If you need to contact me during this time please email Under the Cover of Prayer.
Lord Jesus, you have told me to take this time away to renew. Please help me to hear clearly what is important to you. In Your name, AMEN.
I want to RENEW my relationship with Jesus (tweet this)
Why am I taking a blogging holiday? (tweet this)
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Thanks my friend. I appreciate the prayers and I am truly excited to see what God will do.
Thanks for the prayers Janet. I appreciate them. I am very excited about this opportunity.
Janis, this is a wonderful idea and great opportunity to be renewed in every way. Taking a period of time out to draw close to God, listen to His voice and receive His word is something we would all do well to emulate! Praying you will sense God’s Presence, hear His voice, be refreshed, restored and inspired by His Spirit for whatever may lay ahead. Blessings of rest and peace. 🙂 x
Praying for you, Janis, in expectation of how God will meet you in this sabbatical. And looking forward to having you back, in whatever way He leads. Abundant blessings on you, my friend!