Philippians 4:6

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Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

What a wonderful gift God gives us to be able to take everything to him in prayer. I have to admit, this isn’t always a strong point of mine. Prayer isn’t always my go to response when faced with a problem. And when I do, I’m not always including the thanksgiving part. I too often ask God for things instead of thanking him.

Now, I do think my prayer life is tons better than it used to be. I used to think for a while that praying for myself was selfish, that there were other people who were suffering much worse than I was, who needed the prayer more than I did. I lacked an understanding that God wants us to pray to Him about everything, big or small. I think the church I had in college did the best job of changing my prayer life and helping me to understand why we pray and what God wants us to pray about.

Even though I still don’t have the best prayer life, I have been praying a lot lately – about money and that Nick’s removal of conditions on his permanent residency would go well and also earlier today when my phone was broken (or something – I’m still not entirely sure what happened or how Nick fixed it.) And of course I am always praying for others. (Speaking of which, do you have a prayer request that I could pray about for you?)

But I really need to work on that do not be anxious part. Unfortunately, I am kind of an anxious personality and this makes it pretty easy to be anxious about everything. I need to pray for more peace I think and to trust God more when He says He will take care of us.

Despite my not so fantastic prayer skills and my tendency to be anxious, I am still so glad He is a loving God who not only allows us to come to Him in prayer, but invites us too.

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