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Quotes I love…! Prayer and Confession

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I was going through Max Lucado’s Reading Plan on “The Power of A Simple Prayer” and I picked these up.

Prayer is not a privilege for the pious, not the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child.

Don’t think for a minute that he is glaring at you from a distance with crossed arms and a scowl, waiting for you to get your prayer life together.

Vocabulary and geography might impress people but not God…Just as a happy child cannot mis-hug, the sincere heart cannot mis-pray.

Prayer really is that simple. Resist the urge to complicate it. Don’t take pride in well-crafted prayers. Don’t apologize for incoherent prayers. No games. No cover-ups. Just be honest—honest to God. Climb into his lap. Tell him everything that is on your heart. Or tell him nothing at all.

…healing happens when the wound is exposed to the atmosphere of grace.
Confession, you see, is not a punishment for sin; it is an isolation of sin so it can be exposed and extracted.- Max Lucado

I feel sometimes we make an already complicated life more twisted with our expectations and “how-to-dos”. Sometimes, coming the way you are with the pain, the incoherencies before God – a God that already knows what is in your heart is all you need. Other times the tears say it all. Whatever, however you choose, all He is saying to you today is ‘COME’.

Will you honour that invite?

©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved.

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#FreedomFriday – Prayer Time

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Prayer Time

During prayers, King talked about loving God back and ceasing to worry about what we have and do not have, he talked about being grateful to God concerning all He has done for us and for others around us. In order to bring it down to King Earl’s level, he used things King Earl loves, to discuss.

King: God is your friend and He wants to have a conversation with you. So you can actually talk with Him as I’m talking to you and ask Him how He is etc.

King Earl: Yes? (Nodding in agreement)

King: (continues with joy that the message was sinking) then you can ask God for anything. For Golden Morn (King Earl loves this a lot, he even asked for it as a gift on his birthday), Milo Cereal, Cars (he loves cars too).

At this point, I whispered into his ears “Horses” and his face lit up. When we were done with the sermon, King Earl said, “and God will give me Coco pops too!” Someone better let God know that King Earl is on a “ask and receive” spree this morning and given the things he loves, our house will be full of wild animals!

©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved

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