Friday, October 1, 2010
Just Pray -- with Praise
Make Your Prayers Praise-Filled.
Paul started his prayer in Ephesians 1:16 by saying, “I have not stopped giving thanks . . .”
He’d learned that the key to praying is not to focus on a list of troubles, but to praise God for what he has done. How can we do that—how can we give thanks in everything, as Paul later admonished us to do in his letter to the Thessalonians?
We have to trust that God knows what he’s doing. In time we learn to see the hand of God working in our lives even when they are difficult. We praise God -- not because we like the challenges He brings us -- but because we know He is worthy.
Make sure your prayers are filled with praise.