Sometimes bad things happen to people and you don’t know how to help them. I was talking with my mom about my friend that had to move away suddenly. She was my best friend and I didn’t even get to say goodbye. My mom said you may not be able to talk to her, but your prayers will reach her. The cool thing is my prayers did reach her! I got to see her a few days later to say goodbye. There was a boy in my class he was angry and pushed all of us away after he did something bad. He thought he was not worthy of our friendship. I prayed hard he would let us back in. When he was mean a lot of my friends gave up and left him alone. Me, I prayed and waited for God to calm his anger and it took a while. God answered my prayers and not only did we become friends again, but I really believe God worked through us to give him hope and make him see he is worthy of love and friendship. God can do amazing things through prayer. The key is to be patient and wait. You may ask “How do I pray? What do I say?” God helps you with that in the Bible. There are several Bible verses that are prayers and you can read them as your prayer. God wants to hear your heart speak to him. If you can’t find the right words yet, that’s ok. He knows if you read the prayer and truly mean it, then it is a prayer from the heart.
Check out: Ephesians 1:18-20, Ephesians 3: 16-19, Philippians 1: 9-11, Colossians 1:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:5 or Philemon 1:6
Pretty soon the Holy Spirit will help you pray on your own. It doesn’t have to be frilly and sound like a rehearsed speech. Just let your heart speak to Jesus. That’s all he asks.
Prayer: “Father in Heaven, I want to pray for all those who are reading this journal. I pray that they open their heart to you and learn that you are there for them and you hear their prayers. Give them the confidence start a daily relationship with you. That they feel the peace and joy that comes with being in your presence every day. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen”
Now you try. Pray a simple prayer about whatever is on your mind. Remember He knows you’re learning and He will help you along. It’s kind of like getting an unexpected phone call from a friend. The excitement you feel will be the excitement He feels when you call Him in prayer.
Have a super great day!!
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