πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™The Power of PrayerπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Hey Loves

IMG_8936.PNG Often times we hear someone say pray for me or I will pray for you. Do we take those sincerely, do we believe in prayer? People all over the world are praying and praying boldly. When we are taught to pray and we know why we pray then we are able to pray for each other and believe in the power of prayer . Prayer is an earnest, sincere or devout petition to God . It grants us the capability of building a relationship with God as it is a connector to God, a lifelong quest and the best quality about prayer is that it cannot be taken away from you . That’s right no matter where you are or what you are doing you can pray as it does not require a physical space, gift of speech, hearing or body part. It is a lifelong quest to pray and to pray effectively because God knows our wants and our needs. The more we pray the stronger our relationship with God becomes as we learn to pray strong bold prayers instead of praying exactly the same prayer and becoming flat, stale or even hackneyed when prayed out loud.

IMG_9135.JPG I remember as a child every night we gathered around my Moms’ bed and we all took turns praying and I prayed the same prayer nightly. My Mom was always weak and sick so I always prayed for safety from all harm and good health. My prayers were simply quite hackneyed, one night I remember my sister laughing during my prayer and my great grand aunt reprimanding her afterwards telling her it was her duty as an older sister to teach me to pray instead of laughing at me. Was I embarrassed??? of course yes!!! However, I didn’t know better so I continued praying my same prayer. As the years progressed and I heard people pray openly I would always be scared as their prayers always seemed like perfection. One day in an intimate bible study setting I had a prayer request and to my surprise I was asked to lead in prayer. I could not disappear, I could not say no, I was a woman of God I was studying Breaking Free by Beth Moore how could I back out, how could I let my fellow women of a God know that speaking publicly was one of my fears???? With a pounding chest, panic setting in and a fear of my sisters laughter….timidly I began to pray. Well I got through it and I started practicing praying out loud at home and I must say it has built up confidence in me to pray, to trust God and forged a deeper relationship with God. The power of prayer has given me confidence to pray openly as it has become not a rule but a ritual in my life. I know to pray in supplication, intercession, adoration and thanksgiving and I often challenge myself to write my prayers during my worship times at home.

IMG_9138.JPG Now when I pray I feel confident, I feel joy in talking to God, I feel confident when I stand in the front of a room full of people my fears have been lifted, the power of prayer has set me free and I now feel as tall as a giraffe despite being only 5’6″.

IMG_9136.JPG God loves us, we are his people and he is our God, prayer is a small task to activate his blessings in and over our lives, to be thankful while he listens to the dreams of our hearts and the troubles of our minds. Though he knows them he wants to hear us actively acknowledge and embrace them.

IMG_9137.JPG Relieve yourself of earthly worries, fears and stress put it in prayer and grow in faith and trust. Accept the summons from God to build a relationship with him through daily prayer instead of making sales calls when you want to be delivered from your earthly problems.

You can start by praying Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting”.
Amen.

Exquisite Fashion Jewelry by Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

Love Ya
Simply June

15 Days of the 30 Day Written Prayer Challenge

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Hey a Loves,
Today is the 15th day of the prayer challenge, I must say it is becoming a ritual. At some point during the day, I just stop whatever I’m doing and just make the time to write my prayer. My days are rather jam packed and filled with loads of reading and writing, yet I try my best to stay on target with my prayer challenge. At first I thought I would forget and I perhaps wouldn’t have enough to pray about however I believe that whatever I ask God for in prayer he will deliver one day and I’d better be ready when he delivers.

20140115-122749.jpg I have always prayed for others however I had never been challenged to just pray for a single person for 30days. I must say I am thankful for this challenge, the ability to pray, the power to believe and the direction in which things are going right now. After a quiet afternoon at work, I step out to enjoy the winter sunshine and enjoy calm serene beauty of a mini man made waterfall. Shades of grey are my fashion choices as its light and bright out I try to keep the colors winter like and not too bright while avoiding my favorite clothing color…..black. I am wearing my favorite grey blazer and green boot…..I love the contrast of grey leggings against my smoke green boots

20140115-124621.jpg A simple career outfit for work with vintage pearl necklace, diamond and pearls bangles (faux)
Shades of grey career outfit
Grey blazer~Banana Republic
Grey turtle neck~Diesel
Grey leggings~Express
Nude & grey textured skirt~Ann Taylor Loft
Smoked Green Boots~Lucky Brand
Vintage (faux) pearl drop necklace~Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Diamond & (faux) pearl bangles~Traci a Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Lip Gloss~Starlet Kiss by MAC Heatherette collection

While enjoying my 30 day written prayer challenge I realize there is more focus while praying for only one person instead of a prayer where I recite all the names of all my family members and friends while asking for guidance and protection or reciting their needs and wants to God. On bended knees I will continue this written prayer challenge with prayer for a different person with different needs each month. I am even more excited that I will be steadfast in prayer and bible study this year while avoiding all the negativity and toxins which are quick to consume. Extremely Thankful to Saunyaafor this written prayer challenge. I am already seeing God at work…..Won’t you please join this prayer challenge?

πŸ™‚ Simply Jyune πŸ™‚