This morning after I got off my bed and gave thanks to God for allowing me to spend another day in this realm, I checked my Chick-Fil-A calendar yes, you read that right, I have a Chick-Fil-A calendar in my bedroom and it said today was National Prayer day. Immediately, I went to check all the other calendars I had throughout the house and not one of them had National Prayer day on it. They had holidays in the UK and Canada which we do not celebrate in the US but no National Prayer day.
If you have been following my blog so far, one thing I highly encourage is a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The reason for this is that I have been through some things in my life and tried to find peace and make sense of certain things through other means but only my relationship with God through Christ gives me peace and keeps me centered. I apply wisdom from God through the Bible to things I have been through or going through. If you enjoy my posts or find them encouraging, please share with someone that may need encouragement, if it relates. Also, please subscribe as I will be posting more blogs frequently.
So back to prayer, what is it? why is it important? And what are you praying for? In my opinion, prayer is having an intimate conversation with God. It is important because any part of a good relationship is communication. There is no right or wrong way to pray, you are not trying to win an award or a trophy you are simply just having a conversation or making a request. The disciples of Jesus asked him in Luke 11 verse 1, “Lord teach us to pray,” this is when Jesus taught them the model prayer or the Lord’s prayer as it is usually called, Luke verses 2 to 4.
Whatever it is that you are praying for, the good news is that you can receive it. Jesus makes this clear in Mark 11 verse 24. The one criteria for you to get answers to your prayers is to believe, do not doubt no matter what it is you are asking for. The other and most important thing Jesus tells us to do is ask anything in his name, John 14 verse 13 and 14. This is why I always end all my prayers by saying “in Jesus name.” These are Julien’s thoughts and what’s on his mind.