Years before when I had faced similar tragedies alone, I always found comfort in my suffrage through prayer. Upon arrival back in this space again… well not really arriving, I had been here for years now… back at it again and my passion was dying out of me quickly. I knew no other recourse of action than prayer, so I set out on a journey that frightened me immensely. I took a path that I knew was sure to get me out of my tragedy despite the turmoil of it all. I took a special course of action that I knew came with guaranteed results. Though I did not know what the results would be, I knew I would be happier finding myself over on that side of life versus remaining stuck in the smut I was already in. So! I tried.
And, I WON!
I committed to a posture of 180 days of praise. I committed to give my prayers over to praise because you see… prayer simply wasn’t working for me. It wasn’t working, not because I wasn’t doing it, but because I wasn’t doing it right. Some may say there is no right way to pray. The bible contradicts that. (See Matt 6:5-14, etc.)
There are many aspects of prayer, many foundations of it, and many ways to do it right. In my personal experience, I have witnessed and partaken in a myriad of different prayer postures, and I am grateful to be embarking on a journey to share some of those with you. If you will have me, I will share with you the ins and outs of my own prayer process. Hopefully, this will inspire you to commit to a process of your own and thusly influence others who will be inspired to ultimately join you in prayer.
Let us begin with an understanding that prayer takes on many forms and diverse meanings for each of us. The most fortunate in prayer are those who experience it in multiple on the parts of giver as well as receiver. The most blessed are those who partake in both sides at the same time.
As for me and my process,
I was not always on the most blessed side of prayer…