What Happened to My Prayer Life?
A friend came to me filled with despair.
He was wanting someone to join him in prayer!
There was something that was “getting him down.”
This was a neighbor, on my side of town.
At first, I listened to what he had to say.
And then wished he would just “go away.”
I knew he needed help. I “didn’t have the time.”
“Why should I worry?” “His problem isn’t mine?”
The spirit of God began to get my attention.
I was then focused into a different direction!
God asked me why I wasn’t going to engage in prayer.
I simply answered; “I’m too busy to care.”
My heart broke as I seen the sadness on his face.
My life was touched, by God’s compassion and grace!
My prayer life that day, took on a new meaning!
I reached out to this person and began speaking!
I prayed for him, like I never prayed before!
It was people like him, that God put me here for!
I felt God’s power all over me! At that moment…
I sought Jesus’ power and his blood’s atonement!
My friend walked away, renewed and changed!
But it was my prayer life that was re-arranged!
The time I spend with God is time well spent!
As I seek him more, and confess and repent!
I’m so glad that I spend more time in prayer.
God loves me, and is always there!
May I encourage you, to do the same!
Won’t take some time, and call on Jesus’ name?
By Jim Pemberton.