Laugh. Cry. Pray.Naima Lett | Blog | Thursday May 3 2012
DAILY DOSE OF HOPE – BLOG – NAIMA LETT
LAUGH. CRY. PRAY
Laugh. Cry. Pray.
Sounds like a movie, right?
It’s the Girls Night Out event tonight at the Hope Center in Dallas/Plano that I’ve been invited to share as a speaker/performer in celebration of the National Day of Prayer, which is today.
A very special thank you to ProvenWay Ministries for their partnership over the years. They”re quite wonderful!
So, today is the National Day of Prayer.
In his final instructions in his letter to the church of the Thessalonians, Paul instructs the believers to always pray.
I Thessalonians 5: 16-18
16 Always be joyful.17 Pray continually,18 and give thanks whatever happens.
That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus.
If you’re a King James buff, you remember the verse as “Pray without ceasing,” which means pray all the time.
Is that even possible?
It is when we see prayer as a dialogue with God. When we are simply talking with Him and listening to Him, there is this constant communication that occurs without even thinking about it, really.
I might be driving, walking to the post office, washing dishes, talking to another person, and I’ll pause and pray in my mind, “Lord, guide me.” That’s a prayer, my friends!
When the truck slammed into my car last year and decided to keep going taking part of my bumper down the street with him, I said out loud, “Lord, Help!” That’s a prayer.
When a friend calls about their loved ones, I may say, “Lord, please take care of him/her. Please show up in this situation.” That’s prayer.
I messed up. Please forgive me.
I praise You. I worship You.
Keep my mind.
Help me hold my tongue.
Prayer doesn’t have to be deep, but Paul says it should be constant.
Let’s take time and pray continually for our nation today, for our leadership, for our economy, for our children, for our future.
Before “pray continually”, Paul also says be joyful.
Let’s laugh til we cry.
And let’s pray.
Laugh. Cry. Pray. During this National Day of Prayer.
And if you’re in Dallas, come hang.
I’m sharing a message of encouragement.
Besides, I think they have an ice cream bar and desserts.
Oh, what’s your favorite flavor?
Mine is strawberry cheesecake, peach, and butter pecan.
OK, that’s 3 favorites…
Who only has one favorite kind of ice cream? :=)
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