Happy Super Soul Sunday beauties!Growing up and even in my early adult years, I always had this rigid view of prayer. Kneeling, head bowed, hands closed together, speaking words to God. I pray this way on most days. I think there’s something powerful about coming to Him in the most traditional way. I also am a firm believer in speaking things into existence so I really do feel there is power in your words to Him. As I got older though, I felt there was something missing yet I could never quite put my finger on what it was.
When it comes to prayer for me, I’ve always felt I’m being my most honest and open self through writing. I decided that I would start a prayer journal in hopes I would feel a greater connection to Him. My prayer journal has been MAJOR for me. I write in it often, usually during particularly rough times, moments of confusion and moments of clarity, when I’m dealing with a difficult situation, and when I receive my greatest blessings. In my prayer journal I feel like I can get it all out in the very core and heart of me. Something I can’t always do with speech alone. I’ve also used my prayer journal by opening to random passages and rereading my prayers. God truly does work in mysterious ways because I have gone through something and opened to a passage I wrote that literally spoke to my soul at that moment.
April 4, 2014
I am losing myself in the journey. I feel like I’m so focused on the aspects that I want to change that I’m losing sight of the of the big picture. So focused on the dark, I’m losing the light. I pray to remember the light. That of which strands me in the embrace of my husband or a smile from my children. The light that comes from within when practicing my passion. The path to living my dreams. I pray not to forget the light. To turn my back on the dark. For I am so very thankful for my life. “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
Prayer is about a conversation with God. As a creative person I can completely understand that not all conversations necessarily involve speaking. Sometimes the best conversations can come through dance, words, speech, or even just by being quiet and leading with your heart. If you’re having difficulty with praying and feeling like you’re not connecting as you would like, I encourage you to try to pray in a different way. A way that is unique to you and Him.
Stay Blessed Beautiful!