Pray About Everything

Philippians 4:6

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

~New Living Translation

This simple advice may seem trite to some.

That is sad.

For this is some of the deepest, most profound truth of the universe.

To share with God, in a conversational manner, every single experience, detail, concern, joy, the minute details of your life and thoughts, all while constantly giving thanks for everything God does everyday—this will change your life and transform it into a sacrament of praise to God.

It transforms you.

It transforms your mind into the mind of Christ.

What is more powerful?

What is more peaceful?

You can train yourself to use the beginning of every worry as a trigger to pray.

You can do this.

As soon as worry starts, go to prayer. Authentic prayer of the heart. Tell God your every concern, what you’re thinking, no matter how dark or ridiculous it may sound to you, and try it out loud. It is helpful to do this. Sometimes we need to hear ourselves talk with God.

Don’t worry about anything. Rather, in every area of life let God know what you want as you make requests, and give thanks as well. ~New Testament For Everyone

For further inspiration, you might check out Present Perfect by Greg Boyd. It covers the single most important practice of the spiritual life in my opinion. I’m currently reading it for about the seventh time.

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