A Prayerful Heart

 

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On the sixth day of Christmas Jesus gave to me the desire to pray as He did in the garden of  Gethsemane.

It’s hard to walk through uncertainty.

If you’re anything like me, you want to know how things are going to work out.

When under pressure my anxieties rise like hot lava spilling over to those around me.

My prayers are often laced with worries and fears as I offer up my situation, begging God to let it all work out.

Mark 14:32-36 tells us part of the story of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane praying.

And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death.”

Verse 36 And he said, “Abba father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

How I long for that kind of surrender.

Jesus knew that his father could do anything!

Do you believe that?

Do you believe that God can change your circumstances?

And if indeed you believe, are you willing to surrender to the process of His will, not yours?

If you’re struggling to let go and let God, let’s start by cultivating a prayerful heart.

Father, we come to you asking you to forgive us for not trusting you in our struggles. We ask that you will help us to surrender our will for your plans. Help us not to hold on so tightly to the things we think are best. But give us the strength and courage to let you have your way in our lives as we submit our hearts to you. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

Praying for you today,

Jamie

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