Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Prayer: A Two-Way Street

Have you ever been in a situation where you prayed and nothing happened?  My attitude towards prayer is much different today than it was in my formative years.  Prayer is a two-way street.  It involves both sending prayer requests and listening for answers.  Prayer is a relationship.  If you find yourself on the outside when it comes to praying, try these ideas:

  1. Pray that your prayer requests are in alignment with God's will for your life.
  2. Look for the answers to your prayers in the people who come into your life.
  3. Remember to say thank you every time your prayers are answered.
  4. Give credit for answered prayers to God.
  5. Understand that when the response to your prayer is negative, it's still an answer.
Think of your relationships with your parents and your children.  Do you have great relationships with them?  If there are challenges with your relationships, these broken relationships may be blocking you from having a strong line of communication with God.  Try mending fences with troubled relationships.  God wants you to keep in touch, not just at times when you need Him.

Do you find yourself on a two-way street with your prayer life?  Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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