Prayer

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Just speak to the Lord from your heart, and tell Him what’s on your mind. It’s as simple as that. And relax. You are talking to Someone who loves you and wants the best for you.

"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17

It was said that President Lyndon Johnson invited one of his aides, Bill Moyers, to a family dinner at the White House. Since Moyers was an ordained minister, the president called upon him to say grace before the meal. Moyers began his prayer, quietly asking the Lord’s blessing. Johnson, on the other end of the table, soon bellowed, “Speak up, Bill! I can’t hear you,” to which Moyers replied, “I wasn’t speaking to you, Mr. President.”

Many of us have some trouble when it comes to praying. We search for all the right words, or we worry about touching on all the right points. Sometimes the process is so distorted that some people believe only an ordained minister should even take a stab at it.

But think about this: what is one of the most-mentioned commands in the Bible? It’s to pray. In fact, God not only commands us to pray, but He also says to pray without ceasing. Now, would God tell us to constantly do something that was beyond our capabilities? Don’t worry about choosing beautiful words, or using correct tenses in Old English, or producing deep theological truths. Just speak to the Lord from your heart, and tell Him what’s on your mind. It’s as simple as that. And relax. You are talking to Someone who loves you and wants the best for you.

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