In Jesus's Name!

Have you ever felt down, confused, or just werry of life's little problems?
Not knowing which way to turn or what you should do?

I have felt this way at times. - Let me tell you what I have done to get through the places within my life which seem so hard to walk through without screaming at the top of my lungs.

I count on the heavenly Father to see me through the rough and tough times which I keep on walking through in my life.
One thing I have found that really helps me throughout my daily walk is to pray, and to seek God's guidance in everything I say or do during the day.

We as christians need to continually keep up a monologue with our heavenly father each and every day. God wants to hear from us, no matter if we are hurting, if we are in a place of sorrow, or if we are filled with great joy at something that has happened within our lives.

I do understand that it is hard to take time out to pray, but you don't have to make a great big production of praying. There are many ways that are out there which we can take advantage of.

Pastor David Chadwick of Forest Hill Church, Charlotte NC has come up with one such way that makes praying very effective. Pastor Chadwick calls this "the three word prayer."

He is refering to the fact that we can simplify our prayers in a way which will bring our prayers to our heavenly father's attention.

We also have to be persistent when praying for what our needs are. God wants to give us what we ask for, but we need to not just say, ""God, "please" save my friend."" We need to just simplify the prayer and say, "God, save my friend."

We can ask Jesus to intercede for us. When we use Pastor Chadwick's method of praying, we can have more time for prayer, thereby being more persistent in praying for the needs of others as well as for the needs which we have throughout our lives.

When we pray in the name of Jesus, God hears our prayers, and he will answer them. It may not be right away. However, if we continue being persistent with our praying, asking, seeking, and knocking, he will give us what we are asking for.

The power of prayer can be simplified. God is our Father. As Pastor Chadwick said, ""God is our "Daddy", and he wants to hear what we are up to throughout our day."" But he also wants to know what we are needing. So when we pray, ask, seek, and then knock.

Let us always remember to be persistent in our prayers!