Lord, Help Me Pray More Like You

Thistlebend Quiet eMoment

by Laurie Aker

Focus Scripture: Luke 6:12-16 ESV

12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray,
and all night he continued in prayer to God.  
13 And when day came, he called his disciples  
and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles: 
14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother,  
and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,  
15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus,  
and Simon who was called the Zealot,
16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot,  
who became a traitor.

Would you take a extra amount of time to pray today
after you read this eMoment?

Would you humbly come before the Lord
and ask Him to meet you right where you are?
Whether you have been praying faithfully
and diligently for decades
or have never learned to pray
for more than five minutes a few days a week,
would you allow Him to speak to your heart?

Would you lay yourself before Him and say like the psalmist,
“But I am a worm and not a man…” (Psalm 22:6).

No matter what you have done,
or how you have prayed,
would you say with Isaiah:

Isaiah 35:3
Strengthen the weak hands  
and make firm the feeble knees.


Seek the Lord and ask Him to do what only He can do.
Ask Him to bring a fresh wind, a fresh fire, a new thing.
Ask Him.
Cry out to Him.
God Most High!
God of your salvation.
If He has brought you from death to life,
He can certainly bring new life and new intimacy
and new faithfulness and new power to your prayer life!

Psalm 57:2
I cry out to God Most High,  
to God who fulfills his purpose for me.

Psalm 88:1
O LORD, God of my salvation;  
I cry out day and night before you.

Psalm 142:1
With my voice I cry out to the LORD;
with my voice I  plead for mercy to the LORD.

Psalm 40:1-4
1 I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,

a song of praise to our God.
Many will  see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD.   
4 Blessed is the man who makes
the LORD his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!


Write out the following verse from Luke 6 and recite it 3 times.
Take it with you throughout the day.

12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray,
and all night he continued in prayer to God.   


Father, please cut through the excuses that we make
to not pray. Draw us into your presence.
And hear our cry.

In His hands for His glory,


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