Do you ever find yourself wondering what is wrong with our world, with people, with traffic or with the simplest things that sometimes don’t seem very simple?
These are all good times to pray.
Prayers have helped me through some of the worst moments in my life. And prayers have given me a place to send my gratitude for the great moments in my life. Prayers have been there for all the moments in between.
When the world seems to be upside down, I pray, not for myself but for those in the turmoil.
When people seem to have lost their minds and are making bad decisions that affect others, I pray.
When people deliberately hurt others, through words or deeds, I pray.
It helps me to pray–for myself and for others. I ask for patience, I ask for wisdom and I ask for protection and I give thanks.
Too much these days it is not popular to admit that we believe in God and that we pray. People get offended if we say we will pray for them or that we will keep them in our prayers–but I pray for them anyway.
You see, I have been praying all my life. Some of my earliest memories are in church praying–and I always felt safe, at peace, and renewed.
But in an effort to be all inclusive and non divisive and politically correct, we have been getting away and turning our backs on God.
We have removed God from schools and from public buildings and universities. I hear they are even trying to remove God from our money–by erasing the words.
It’s a sad state of affairs–but a good time to pray.
A lady, who is an atheist, asked me recently, if I wouldn’t feel foolish when I die and realize there is no God.
My reply to her was this: “I won’t feel foolish–I won’t feel anything, I’ll be dead. But are you willing to live and take the chance that you might be wrong?”
She was not happy with my answer so of course, it was a good time to pray about it and I did.
Think about your life and see if things are not better for you and those around you–when you take time to pray.