Becoming a Woman of Prayer Bible Study

I’m going through a bible study on prayer right now and, although it has been only two weeks, I’ve learned so much.  I thought it would teach me the hows and instead it is teaching me the whys.

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who seeks finds, and to him who knocks the door will be opened.”

Luke 11:9-10

Do you read these verses and pray for your heart’s desire?  It says I just have to ask and it will be given to me.  Yet, in the past, I have asked and all has not been given to me.

Now, don’t think I’m asking for the moon – but for simple things, like a good homeschool day, for finances to come together, or for a relationship to be healed.

I pray earnestly for those things on my list…I ask often. And yet, so many remain unanswered, or are answered with a no.

As I’m studying God’s word more deeply on prayer though, I’m beginning to understand that my prayer time shouldn’t be a checklist of things to cover.

Not that I shouldn’t come to Him with my requests because He certainly desires that, but that my prayer time should be a sweet offering to Him.  He has invited ME to come sit with Him and BE STILL.

My time with Him should be asking for His will to be done.  I should allow the Spirit to search me and groan for me the things that I can not lift up {Romans 8:26:34}.

I should be seeking to make sure I am abiding in Him so that I can KNOW His will …and so that I can bear fruit.

I’m looking forward to the remaining weeks of the study.  It has been such a blessing already!

Interested in joining along?  The book is Becoming a Woman of Prayer.

Kristal (35 Posts)


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