All I Had Left Was Prayer - Carol Stephens

As another Lenten Period approached, I began to ponder whether I would once again give up Facebook as I have for the last three years. I consider Facebook a place to share with loved ones, but it has also been a place where I love to "Truth Check". I have made it my task to make sure things reposted by friends are true. The Truth Sergeant. My avocation. (Psalms 5:11-12)

My mental search began for other things I could give up. Chocolate. White Bread. Makeup. Mushrooms (just kidding). When I mentally threw everything against the wall, only Facebook stuck. My goal in giving up Facebook during Lent is to reset my thinking about my own importance to social media. It helps me realized that the world goes on and my connection is not necessary for the platform to continue. My challenge is to turn to prayer whenever I think about Facebook. Taking that time to pray for my Facebook friends, family, and friends, and the world as a whole.

So, of course, the very first day of this Lenten Period, seventeen people were murdered in the school shooting in Florida and I'm hanging out there without a Facebook connection.

All I had left was prayer. Wow. All I had left was prayer. It took me a short time to understand that the lesson I was meant to learn was the importance of prayer. (John 15:16-17)

As I searched my spirit and the Bible to explain what I was experiencing, I soon discovered that prayer is not a haphazard thing. I always assumed that if I just thought about someone, God would know I was praying for that person. Now I feel it is not like that. Prayer is an intentional thing. Beginning with 'Dear Lord' is calling God to look upon us and hear what we are about to say. Otherwise, it is like looking up a phone number but never placing the call. Bow our heads, say 'Dear Lord' and place those calls. (Isaiah 43:18-19)

Dear Lord, I give your praise and gratitude. Rain your blessings on all my friends and family. Hush my raging spirit. Continue to lead me. Help me be an instrument to bring comfort and joy to others. Strengthen my understanding of the sacrifice made by your Son, Jesus Christ, for all of our sins. Remind me of the miracle of His resurrection bringing us new life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen (Psalms 10:17)

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Brenda wrote:
This article was very empowering as a reminder to speak to God when life is really hard. Prayer helps me to remember God is with me through life's bumps. Very well written and inspiring.

Wed, March 7, 2018 @ 6:39 AM

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"Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God. For to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD. In the morning I will direct it to You And I will look up." Psalm 5

Wed, March 7, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

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