People cause it.
Feelings get hurt from it.
Relationships can die from it.
No one can escape it.
We all wish we could resolve it better than we do.
It is called conflict.
Prayer. It can elusive. It can be emotional. It can be spirit-filled. It can be peppered with tears, fears, hopes, and dreams. It can be for peace of mind, to heal a broken heart, or fill the empty spaces of the lonely.
Whatever ever the reason, two things remain; 1. Prayer is necessary, and 2. Prayer is purposeful. It also deepens our relationship with God. Just a few years ago, I dedicated an entire afternoon to nothing but prayer and the results were astounding. You can read about it here.
My prayer partner and I talk every day. It’s a standing appointment, not quite written in stone, but understood. If we are going to be the people who God has called us to be, and serve the ways God has called us to serve our family, our friends, our co-workers, and our church, we have to do those things with intention. Our daily conversations enhance our relationship in Christ and allow us to have a game plan for tackling our lives and daily challenges…and to do so with a with a biblical foundation. Continue reading “But First, We Pray”