To pray or not to pray - A Pondering by Holly Woodbridge
I was given a short but powerful bit of godly wisdom from one of our church youth a couple weeks ago:
“You can’t just NOT pray and expect something to happen.” – Caleb Franke, age 12
This is great advice. It echoes the very WORD of God:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing,
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
There is much to pray for in these days. So, go ahead do it. Take Caleb’s words and apply them to your life because “You can’t just NOT pray and expect something to happen.”
“Whisper a prayer in the morning
Whisper a prayer at noon.
Whisper a prayer in the evening
To keep your Heart in tune”
Notes from the Staff @The Woods