Ha. These titles sometimes.
My un-title-able person (who blogs here who I am so excited to nag about her forthcoming book that will bless the people) asked me to pray with her about something.
Okay bet. I send prayers through text and have for years at this point. She was all into it.
I said thanks but I was unimpressed by how much she liked it if I’m honest. I think I take for granted the things I’ve done on my own in my wilderness.
To the point that someone said I’m more powerful than I think. After I used it on her, my person agreed.
I told her the steps that I adhere to and she told me to blog it. I told her I was gonna make it a book. I went and prayed about it and here we are.
There are levels to, different reasons for, and different kinds of prayer. I said, in Salvation I believe, that the base level of prayer is just a conversation with the Father.
A lot of times I LEGITIMATELY just talk to Him like I talk to y’all. I roll my eyes and suck my teeth. Facts. I’m super honest.
One. Cast cares because He cares.
Two. In different moments He is different things. He’s a Father and a big deal. But He also called us friends.
Through the death of Jesus as son and adoption as a Gentile, He’s my big brother.
But. When it is time to bring heaven down to earth, there are certain things I always do. Over the course of many a church service, conference, etc., I was taught these things.
I call Him Father often times.
Then I thank Him for who He is. Worship. Acknowledging His holiness and the parts of Him that are necessary for the request (Jehova Jireh, magnificent, I exalt You (that one is weird based off of the description. He is the King on the throne. By exalting Him, I acknowledge that He is above me and above everything.)).
Then I tell Him what His Word says while asking for the request. The best way, in my humble opinion, to reach heaven is to let heaven know what its Creator says. After all, He said His Word wouldn’t return to Him void but would accomplish what He sent it to.
I thank Him some more for hearing the request and also (often) by faith for fulfilling the request.
And then the MOST important part. I say in the name of Jesus. Sometimes I worship there too by describing what the name of Jesus is (mighty, matchless, all powerful, saving). And then hit Him with an Amen.
I am putting an edited version of my prayer for her below so you can actually see what I mean.
Father, thank You that You are Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides. You are the same God who provided for Abraham. Your promises are yes and amen. You said if we abide in You Your Word abide in us and we can ask what we will. Your Word says if we delight in the Lord You will give us the desires of our heart. Kind and gracious Father, we simply ask You to honor Your Word. Because it says it will not return void but must accomplish that which You sent it to. She has been a faithful servant and served and led well. God we thank You that you hear us but more importantly You hear Your Word. In the mighty and matchless name of Jesus, amen!
Go be great. Someone is counting on it!