20 Jun Pray, Pray, Pray, Obey, Obey, Obey (Mt 6:6-7) by Stacey Wollman
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” ~ Mt 6:6-7 (full readings)
Stacey’s Reflections: Pray, Pray, Pray and Obey, Obey, Obey- this is the simple formula for a Christ-follower! I love this passage of scripture (Mt 6) as it simply lays out how we are to pray. The Lord’s prayer is strategic. It demonstrates that we are to honor God (v9), asking Him to bring His will to earth as it is in Heaven (v10), declaring our trust in Him for our livelihood each day through provision (v11), continued humility through acknowledging sin in our lives and asking His forgiveness and surrendering our right to be offended at others who have sinned against us (v12). We ask for His protections and deliverance regarding the schemes of the devil who tries to attack, distract and bring evil into our lives (v13). Prayer is the key to overturning Roe! Our running (in my case walking) prayers are heard by our living God. God replies by giving strategic answers and wisdom on how to overcome evil with TRUTH and LOVE! Our praying for those who are deceived in this industry, that they would be delivered from the hand of the enemy, as in the case of Abby Johnson, will bring the sin of abortion, as an American right, to an END! I recommit to praying this prayer each morning as I rise…will you join me? If Jesus said it is the way to Pray…I want to OBEY!
* Stacey Wollman is the CEO of Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center in Rapid City, SD. She is married to Doug and they have five children, several foster children, and two grandchildren.
Faith Challenge: Prayer is our fuel and power to “run” this race of faith in Christ. Fuel up today!
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Paulinus of Nola
Faith Quote: “Do not make prayer a monologue-make it a conversation.” ~ author unknown
Through Christ our Lord,