Dear Prayer Igniter
Prayer Brings Rest in God
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 This prayer garden at The Woodlands Church is one of my favorite places to REST with God.
Let me give you a little back ground before sharing a dialogue I’ve just had with Father by this fountain!
Change Your Thoughts To Prayers
Last week I facilitated a “Kingdom Business Visioning Prayer Retreat” with the Charbonnet family. Email me about doing one of these for your business/vocation, Craig will gladly give testimony to what God does. While there, the Lord spoke clearly to me about one of the ways I could draw closer to Him on a daily basis! “When you find yourself thinking, simply begin to include Me in your thoughts, changing them to conversations with Me!” This is what I have experienced:
- Thoughts suddenly slow down.
- They become words expressed to God
- I ask God questions and wait for Him to answer.
- He answers and I go WOW! Really God?
Right here is the dialogue:
“Lord I believe You gave us some insights about resting with You, while Christopher and I did the 92 mile Bike Around The Bay 2 weeks ago.
Yes and your Son used them powerfully in his messages he preached at UHBC the next day.
Yes thank You Father for how You are using him. Do You think I should include the links to his cell phone video illustrations in this IGNITE Prayer Letter?
Yes I want to speak to our readers through Christopher's Message. I will do it.
Well, You know how I love Your Word that says: “Come to Me and I will give you rest.” Well, yesterday when I prayed for the woman who was with my security guard friend it was just wonderful how You blessed her heart. Thank You Lord! As I asked You to make her, soon to be born granddaughter, an intercessor for the nations especially Israel, tears of joy just flowed down her face! Lord, would you show our readers how You want to use them to bring Your presence as they would PRAY NOW for people You put in their paths this week!
Father/Son, Ferry-resting@ 82/92 mile Point
Lord, right now, as I am writing down my conversation with You, in the midst of this gorgeous afternoon, I hear The College Park HS band practicing and they are playing hymns and music to glorify You! How amazing is that!
YES! I am using the band music to emphasize to you what joy it brings Me when My children come to Me in prayer. I’m also affirming to you through this music that what you are hearing Me say is very important. When you come and talk to Me I will give you REST, especially when you talk to Me on behalf of others.
"Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest,”Hebrews 4:11
The enemy knows that when we pray or enter into rest with God his access to our lives is immediately cut off! So he will do anything to distract, or sidetrack us from praying or connecting with God. Busyness is one of Satan’s strongest tools that keep us from God! Consequently we have to work...