There are different kinds of prayers, but one prayer God will answer always. This is the prayer for glorifying His name.
Here is a sneak peek of my guest post at Medium.com for Devotable about the best kind of prayer.
I heard the alarm ringing, but I didn’t want to open my eyes. Dark and hopeless thoughts started running through my mind like wild horses. There was nothing good waiting for me on that day, I thought. Instead of being awake in the brutal reality of a world in which he was no longer, I preferred sleeping and dreaming of my husband. I didn’t want to live in such a world, dark and empty. I struggled to accept my lot as a fresh widow.
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“Lord, show me how to pray,” I cried out. It was difficult to find words to express my struggle and pain.
I opened my Bible to John chapter 12 and read the passage in which Jesus predicted his death. According to the Bible, His soul was troubled, but I wondered about the anguish and dread that He most probably felt about His upcoming death. His first impulse was to pray to be saved from this hour of His ordeal. But right after shooting this half prayer, half question, He said: “no” and He changed his prayer to “Father, glorify your name!”(John 12:27–30)
The Prayer God Will Answer
This kind of prayer elicited an immediate answer from heaven. God confirmed He did that and would do it again.
What a great example to pray for when we struggle to accept our circumstances and unwanted changes! Often, our lives will not develop as we want and expect. God’s will sometimes will lead us in the valley of the shadow of death.
It is exactly then when we need to humble ourselves and focus on glorifying God with everything we are and everything we have.
More Helpful Resources on Prayer
If you need more resources to encourage you and help you in practicing prayer, I can highly recommend these books. Check them out.
7 Scripture-based Prayers When You Don’t Know How to Pray by Hadassah Treu
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy Keller
Prayer: Communing with God in Everything–Collected Insights by A. W. Tozer
The 28-Day Prayer Journey: A Daily Guide to Conversations with God by Chrystal Evans Hurst
Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer
A Book of Prayer: 365 Prayers for Victorious Living by Stormie Omartian
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And When God Doesn’t Answer Our Prayers?
Have you been in this place too, when God doesn’t answer your prayer as you hope?
I am sure you have been. Each one of us has situations when the answer to the prayer does not line with our hopes and expectations.
Despite all our prayers and pleading with God, there is no solution to the problem. The illness remains. The dream dies. The relationship deteriorates. A loved one dies.
What do we do then? How are we to remain strong when God doesn’t answer our prayers and continue trusting Him?
Read my guest post HERE to find out.
How is your prayer life? How has God answered your recent prayers? If you have found this post helpful, please comment and share it on social media. Thanks!The prayer God will always answer is the prayer for glorifying His name. @devotableapp #prayer #encouragement #bgbg2 Click To Tweet God’s will sometimes will lead us in the valley of the shadow of death. It is exactly then when we need to humble ourselves and focus on glorifying God with everything we are and everything we have. @devotableapp #prayer #encouragement Click To Tweet
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