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Walking in the Word

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cotton fieldI’m not even sure what to write at this time. My thoughts, over the past couple of weeks, seem too deep and transparent for them to be penned on a page. Yet, in this time of quietness, I feel compelled to urge you to pray.

C.H. Spurgeon once said, “True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fulness of prayer in it then a fine oration of great length.” The weight of my heart is heavy. It is heavy for self, family, friends, and our country.

I was grateful for Romans 8:26 last night, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” There are those times you just have to say, “God, it’s (you fill in your own blank) Yours. I don’t even know what and how to pray right now. Take this and mold it and me how You desire.”

Spurgeon also stated, “Prayer can never be in excess.”

Do you ever feel that you are conversing with God ALL DAY? I have been, do, and I’m not planning on stopping. Prayer is what often gets me through various situations in life.

When you pray for God’s will to be done, mean it. Don’t pray it, and then think, “Oh, that’s not right, I can do it better.” Believe it. Pray it. Wait.

Ugh, that’s the tough part. The waiting. Yet in the waiting, that is when we are truly relying on God. Faith in action. Lessons are being taught in those moments. Just breathe. (I actually exhaled deeply then. I think I’m reminding myself of this too.)

To quote another famous person, Mother Theresa spoke these beautiful words, “God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.” Listen, my friend, to God’s voice.

Here’s a prayer to get your started in your prayer life with God today:

Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

Can I get a hearty, or even a sweet sigh of, “Amen”?

Take a slow deep breath, imagine yourself at the feet of Jesus, either look directly into His eyes or bow to His feet, and repeat Psalm 25:4-5. Believe in Him. God will show, teach, and guide you all day, when you place your hope and trust in Him.

Have a beautiful day!

Many blessing to you and yours.

Much love,


2 Responses to Just Pray

  • Cindy Connell says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    Wanted to thank you for your words. I felt like that this morning. I was praying but needed help getting the right words to come out. And once I prayed for help with my prayers, it just all seemed to come together and come out right. And after, I felt like my steps were lighter and I felt lighter. Praying does help.

    Blessings to you and yours also,

    • says:

      God’s timing is perfect. Isn’t He so cool how He lightens our load? We just need to give it to Him. Have a fabulous day.

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