It seems like there has been a lot going on lately. I have had several friends that have undergone tests, had surgery, or just seem to be having problems that Dr.'s can't seem to figure out.
With all that going on, I do a lot of praying. I pray when I'm driving, or at work, or just sitting around reading or whatever. I truly believe that God answers prayer. That's not to say that everything is always answered the way I want it, but I am learning to be more at peace with the answers that I do get. While I was looking through my bible, I came to the Psalms where David was praying any type of prayer you can imagine. A prayer to be protected, prayer not to sin, prayer for safety and a prayer for victory. While I was looking at that it got me thinking about what I pray for.
When I was in school I remember praying to pass a test. Did you ever do that? No, it must just be me. I don't even remember if I did or not. Now, I pray for my family, my husband, my kids. I pray a lot for my kids. I pray a lot for myself, that I am a good mom, wife, daughter. I also pray for the ability to hold my tongue on the occasion that I might say something ummm, mean. I know, you can't believe I would ever say anything mean, but believe me it has happened. I am constantly stumbling.
We talked in Bible study about how prayer can deepen your relationship with God. I think it does, for me anyway. And I find, the more I pray, the better I feel. It gives me comfort to know that I can take any problem I have to him. Anything from a physical need to a problem at home/work/school. Nothing is too trivial, we are that important to him, he loves us that much. That is a good feeling.
What do you pray for?