Weary by Wednesday: What if I Don’t Pray?

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I woke up the other morning with this thought on my mind, and I can’t shake it.

What if I don’t pray?

It’s probably something I shouldn’t shake. In fact, it’s making me think about all the things I don’t pray for.

Yes, I pray and ask God to bless my food, and thank him for it. I praise him for the many blessings I have.

Yes, I pray for needs that arise for family and friends, even for those I don’t personally know. I pray proactive prayers as well, for unseen things that could arise.

There are lots of things I pray for.

But what about the things I don’t pray for?

What if I was insensitive to a need and if I had prayed the outcome might have been different?

What if the driver who just cut me off needed prayer for his distracting issue rather than my shaking head, irrelevant hand gestures, and unnecessary chiding words?

What if I had been praying for my neighbor for reasons unknown to me, but God knew what was coming and heard my cry and intervened with a different outcome?

I believe prayer is a powerful gift and privilege that makes a difference in every situation. Yet still…sometime I don’t pray!

Prayer changes me. Prayer changes others. And as an on-going conversation with my ABBA Father, it grows my faith and witness.

Recently I was blessed to proof read my friend Penny’s Bible Study on Prayer, (I can’t wait for this to get published and share it with everyone). In one lesson she asks what did Jesus teach about prayer in Luke chapter 18?

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:1

Always pray. Never give up!

When prayer is continually in my heart and mind, I don’t have to be Weary by Wednesday worrying about the outcome. My requirement is to pray. He takes it from there.

Our work is to pray. And never give up.

Is there something you have given up praying for? What might happen if you don’t pray?

Thanks for sharing your Wednesday with me. I’d love to hear from you about praying.

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