How fortunate we are to live in a country where we are free to pray.
Prayer works. It may not always work out to our liking, but it still works. I love the last line in the quote above by CS Lewis “It does not change God – it changes ME (emphasis added).” We can not change God, that’s not possible, but we can pray and feel peace no matter what the situation.
What if I don’t know what to pray about? A friend of mine made a comment to another friend the other day that I found to be very helpful. Pray through the alphabet. Start with A and pray for someone or something that begins that letter and continue on. Great advice!
I always try to begin my prayers with thanking God for something. I think I feel guilty asking without first being thankful for what I have already been blessed with.
Pray for your children. Pray for your husband. Pray for a friend or family member. Pray for your nation, community, church, or school. Pray for the people that influence your children’s lives. Pray for your enemies!
We have been trying to have family devotions at supper each evening. In addition to praying before our meal, we are now praying after our meal. We each join hands and we go around the table and pray for the person next to us. It is a process learning to pray. We are teaching our kids that it is important to pray for others.
We are never too young, too old or too busy to lift up a prayer. Pray freely!