(Daily prayer follows after this short introduction)

What kind of prayers does God listen to?

Prayers for strength...requests for good health... for healing... for a happy marriage... help for a loved one... help for your finances... for a better life...a stable life...a peaceful life... to save your relationship...find someone special for you...to deal with any personal problem... help you with your fears... your anxieties...your loneliness...help you control your emotions (such as anger, hate, jealousy, envy, apathy, depression...etc.)...your disappointments...addictions (whether it's drugs, alcoholism, obsessive spending...etc.)...??

What if I were to tell you that He listens to none of that, would it shock you or even surprise you?

I hope not.

First, God listens to your heartfelt desire to communicate with Him because you love Him as your Father; words without faithful love for Him mean nothing...so speaking to God because you want something for yourself means nothing...

Secondly, when you love God, you don't "pray" to Him, like some kind of formality...communicate with Him as someone you genuinely love...

This is what Daily Communication Prayer to God is all about; to teach you how to communicate with the Lord the way he wants to hear from you...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Good Morning Lord!

Since I was reborn to your love Father...

You've been my bright and shining light;
My Saviour and protector;
And through Jesus my mentor and my doorway to you, I am saved.
I feel that you Father are the fortress of my life, my protective vault that nothing can penetrate.
That my spirit is in contact with you Lord.

So I shouldn't be afraid of anything...

No situation;
No complicated circumstance;
No person;

Being tuned-in to you Father automatically should make me feel safe.

And yet Father, I feel uncertain and insecure at times...circumstances surrounding me that affect me inwardly and outwardly...

I feel that you are not protecting me entirely;
That the wicked are advancing against me;
They seek their own glory by stepping on my own;
They march forward in brash pride and self-imposed superiority;
I am experiencing setbacks as I receive your blessings...as if I'm in a spiritual stalemate.

The Evil One, Satan is trying very hard to cast doubts in my heart Father, to disconnect me from you and your promised blessings for me...

(See Satan's secret plot against you...)

Yet you say Lord that I should stay in trust with you...

That you will help clear my path;
Set my mindset to thinking clearly;
Helping to stay in contact with you;
Prioritize my relationship-communication with you Lord.

And when I do settle my mind Father, that you are with me, together...

All my negative situations are removed;
Any enemies (be they circumstances, people, inner conflicts...) stumble and fall;
And that I remain confident as I witness the dissolving of all my negative situations;
All thanks and gratitude to you Father.

In my daily communication prayer to you Father today, I declare:

That I seek out to remain with you in constant contact as I go living my journey here on earth;
Linked in to you, dwelling in your domain Father;
To gaze in your glory and the beauty of life, not the ugliness of it.

And when trouble comes (whatever the situation)...

I should know as a foregone conclusion that you are keeping me safe Father;
That I can remain with you, safely knowing with confidence that you are taking care of my situations;
That I stand on solid ground when I am with you Lord.

Thank You Father God.

(from GM Evagrius)