Praying to God can be an intimidating thing.
Especially when you don’t really know how to pray or what to pray about.
Usually, when someone prays you hear a lot of “requests” being made. Then you apparently stand “in faith” and wait for all of those things you prayed about to come true.
At least, that was how I thought it worked.
When I started developing my prayer life, I had no idea what I was doing.
I just knew that there was a God, who was looking out for me, and that I needed to get close to Him through prayer.
Not gonna lie, there were some pretty awkward prayers.
The big ah-ha moment for me was finally understanding that prayer was more like a conversation you should be having with a really good friend.
So, if it’s awkward, then it’s because you don’t know your friend well enough.
After I adjusted my prayer life based on this truth, I started to ease into my prayers a little more. However, when it came to my prayers regarding my love life, again, the awkwardness resurfaced.
Maybe because I didn’t really know how to express what I was going through without feeling like I was angry at God.
Or frustrated. Or not trusting in His plan for me.
I felt like every time I went to pray to God I was holding back what I really wanted to say out of respect for God.
I couldn’t possibly pray about wanting to find a man after being single for so long!
Or talk about how upset I am for going through a breakup.
Or even share my frustrations about my marriage and husband after I deemed all that as “an answered prayer”…
I mean, who are we to share those types of emotions in our prayers to God after all He has done for us?
We can’t complain to God, right? Cause that doesn’t show that we’re faithful enough, or God-fearing enough… right?
Through all of this, I learned another lesson when it came to prayer and my personal relationship with God.
And in this video, I share TWO THINGS you MUST when you pray to God regarding your love life.
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Sister, when we’re completely open and honest with God, then we enter into a deeper level of intimacy with Him.
Yes, God knows us. He knows us better than we know ourselves. So clearly He knows how we’re feeling and what we’re going through!
And just like a parent to a child… you see your kid going through some things. Trust me when I say, you’re gonna wanna know what it’s about. As a parent, you WANT your child to talk about his feelings and emotions with you. Regardless of what you already know about them and the situation.
So take this lesson with you and carry it into your prayer room. Be honest. Be open. And get to the root of those things so that you can lift those prayers up to God first.
Sometimes prayer is not always about asking for blessings. Sometimes it’s about clearing the air within your heart. It’s about having that chat that you probably cannot have with anyone else.