An Active Prayer Life

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

(Philippians 4:6 )

Do Not Be Anxious:

This is not an option, but a command. When we unduly worry and fret, no matter how big the problem may seem to us, we attempt to intrude in an arena that belongs to Almighty God alone; we try to be the father of the household, rather than just enjoying our status of child.

In Every Situation:

Every part of our lives matters to God. There are not some areas of our lives that are of no concern to Him. We are also told in 1 Peter 5:7:“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

By Prayer and Petition:

These two aspects are similar, but there are distinct differences. Simplified, we could say that all our communication with God is prayer, whereas petition is a direct request, where we ask God for something.

Present Your Requests:

God knows our requests; He knows all the longings of our hearts before we pray them; yet He often waits for our participation through prayer before He moves to answer. He is a personal, loving, relational God, who delights in caring for His children, not some distant cosmic vending machine.

Often, of our prayers go unanswered merely because we don’t ask. God invites us simply to “present your requests.”

He wants to know; God wants you to talk to Him, commune with Him, tell Him, and ask Him.

Jill 💜

Author: Jill McIlreavy

I love getting together with friends and sharing with each other over a cup of coffee what God is doing in our lives, it boosts my faith and lifts my heart. That's the aim of this blog. There's a story behind it; It was inspired after a friend gave me a single mustard seed, saying ‘that’s all it takes Jill’. What my friend didn’t know was that the very same morning God had reminded me of a promise He'd made to me over 20 years before regarding writing. I took the mustard seed home, planted it and watched it grow from a tiny sapling to a large, flourishing shrub at our front door. Every time I look at it it reminds me that our God is always true to his promises. Jesus lives in and works through his people, every single day. It's good to share what he's doing! I love talking about Him and writing about Him.

7 thoughts on “An Active Prayer Life”

  1. Jill I have been able to move past my anxious moment of weakness of faith in God and the family I am a son of the love and light that is what feeds me even when I am wandering in a dessert of the darkness of heart being completely cut off from my brothers and sisters for a aching loneliness I have been overwhelmed by a emptiness a black void of the weakest and shameful desperate craving for intimacy and making spiritual love with a woman who’s the translation of my empty mess I have been not functioning with my missing parts that let me feel whole. I am going to get through this and I will be healed and made reborn if God blessed me with a helpmate as it was in Eden it is with me now. Eve is a certainty that I wait for patient with only prayer and song to praise my holy Father who loves me perfectly.


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