Friday, February 19, 2010


Have you been listening to God lately or has your voice dominated the conversations? Prayer is a necessary part of daily decision-making during divorce.

Sabrina Black says, "Prayer is a person going before the Lord being vulnerable, being open not only to talk to God but to listen to God. There is significance in a 'listening prayer,' where you don't just go to God with your wish list, saying, 'Lord, set me free from this. Help me to flee temptation.'

"Those things are important, but it is also important to ask, 'Lord, what is it that You desire from me? How would you have me live my life?' Then, after you have asked, sit still in the presence of God and allow Him to speak to you. This is an essential part of daily prayer."

Listening to God is something you can do throughout your day; it doesn't have to only be during a set prayer time. God speaks to people in many ways. He speaks through His Word, through other people, through prayer, and even through circumstances. As you interact with people today, is God trying to tell you something? As you drive in your car, is God speaking quietly to your heart? Ask the Holy Spirit to help you listen as you pray; this is not something that is accomplished through self-will. Praise Him and worship Him. Come to Him with a thankful heart. Be willing to let the Spirit work in you as you pray.

"Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live" (Isaiah 55:2-3).

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