Monday, May 25, 2009

Heart Prayers

Been awake since 3:00 this morning. I have a lot on mind. A lot to do in a short time. A sad event taking place in my life. Taking more time to be with Jesus.

Now three and a half hours later, still to early to contact people, I haven't accomplished all that much except spending more time with God.

Don't you love the fact that at times when we can't pray with our words, we can pray with our hearts? That what it was this morning. Just sitting and praying with my heart. Letting Him feel my prayers. I feel that He responds more to me laying my heart open, instead of rattling off impressive word prayers. Not that we can't use word prayers, that's how I pray 98 percent of the time, but sometimes just letting our hearts pray and cry out to Him...

Peace, that's what He gives to us when we heart pray. Plain, simple, uncomplicated peace.

Now I can face my day. Go to the nursery to finish getting the plants for the yard. Planting those plants. Making potato salad and baked beans. Making the phone calls that need to be made. Taking Lance on a bike ride.

Resting in God.

9 comments:

Donna's Book Nook said...

Iknow what you mean about heart prayers. I was awake much of the night on Saturday night, and I just opened my heart and allowed God to speak peace.

Have a blessed day, in all of your activities. Donna

Dee said...

I love that the holy spirit will pray for us when we can't. I hope you will find peace and comfort in your day as you face placing phone calls. You are in my prayers, word and heart. Dee

Rebecca said...

What's going on? Several of us have been awake much of the night!? How exciting that God is calling us to Himself in new and sometimes desperate ways. Truly "the Lord is near"....Thank you for taking time to comment and open your heart even in a time of sadness. May His comfort and peace continue to "rule" your heart and mind. Philippians 4:4-7

Brenda said...

I am so sorry. I prayed for you as I read your post. May you continue to know God's presence and peace.

Candy said...

I like that heart prayers. I used to ask the Lord to come sit in my heart and haven't in awhile. Thanks for sharing and I also need to find more time for Him. God's Blessings and comfort!

angelonwheels said...

Your post ministered to me. I'm sorry for your sadness! Hugs!

Joyce said...

I'm sorry for your sadness. Praying you feel God's peace and comfort today.

Letters From Midlife said...

I often remind the Holy Spirit to interceed for me just as scripture promises during those times when I don't have the words to pray.

Dee said...

Thank you for the encouragement to try and sell my doodles. I am working on the courage. Dee