I Don't Want To Pray Anymore.

I don't want to pray anymore if my prayers are routine, reciting words that mean nothing to me. 

I don't want to pray anymore if my heart doesn't care. 


I don't want to pray anymore if I'm not truly seeking Him.

I don't want to pray anymore if I get up determined to do the opposite of what God wants me to do. 

I don't want to pray anymore if I'm just going through the motions and not truly giveing my heart and life to Christ. 

I don't want to pray anymore if I'm just using that time as a wish list for God. Always asking for stuff but not thanking, praising, worshiping, and just being in His presence. 

HOWEVER...

I DO want to pray with a passion, trust, and love like a child speaks to their parent. 

I Do want to pray with a brokenness and seek refuge in our Savior. 

I Do want to pray and believe that God has me and is working out all things. 

I Do want to pray and be determined to live my life doing the best I can to please God. 

I Do want to pray and not leave God's presence till I have His peace. 

I Do want to pray to get closer to our God.

I Do want to pray to grow in His wisdom.

I want my prayer life to be filled with a desire to draw closer to our Heavenly Father. A prayer life that creates a better me because of Him. A prayer life that empties me of all that I am and fills me with all of who He is. I don't want complacency anymore. I don't ever want to have the look of a Christian on the outside but on the inside I know I'm going to Hell. I want God to keep me broken for Him. 

I want to leave every prayer believing, trusting and knowing that the Creator of this world, the Holy One, the only One who has control created me, thinks of me , loves me, goes before me and is making my path, protects me and guides me. 

Oh the peace, joy, strength, love and wisdom I would have if my prayer life was where it should be. 

God woos us to Him. Let's not be distracted anymore. He is calling us. 

Let's pray...

Dear Lord, 

Thank you for not just creating me and walking away. You are here with me, loving me, thinking of me and helping me. You are the Holy One! The Holy One loves me!!! Wow! I worship you, Lord, because you are worthy. You are the King of Kings! I pray Lord you open my conscious to you and soften my heart to you. Guide me in my prayer life. Help me to always have a heart after you. Change me to be the woman, wife and mother who You want me to be. Forgive me for the times where I fall short. Thank you for never giving up on me. Thank you for your mercy. I love you Lord with all my heart. Less of me, Lord, and more of you! 
Amen.

As I work on my prayer life, I encourage you to join me! 

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Blessings,

Starla J. 

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19 comments:

  1. Sing and pray in the Spirit and let your prayers flow from deep within. Loved your post!

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  2. May all our prayers be desperate ones. Where we come on our knees before Him and lay all our burdens at His feet. May our requests be in line with His will for us. Blessings to you and thanks for linking up at God's Girl!

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  3. Loved this! I especially love this one: "I Do want to pray and not leave God's presence till I have His peace." Amen!

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  4. Thank you Starla, I loved praying with you tonight. <3

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  5. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty!

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  6. Thank you for sharing. It blessed my heart.

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  7. So true. I know at times my prayers haven't been fully devoted and my heart hasn't been ready, but I do know that when I pray wholeheartedly, I feel different. Thanks for the post. It was beautiful!

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  8. Thanks for the prayer! Nice to see out on the WWW. Nobody can stop you :)

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  9. This is wonderful! I have been feeling so stagnant in my prayer life, so perhaps this was just the thing I need to read today. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  10. Love this Starla! I attended a prayer conference a few months ago and it revolutionized my prayer life. God is so good... he just wants us to talk to Him like He's our best friend.

    Thank you so much for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).

    Wishing you a delightful week.
    xoxo

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