Prayer Part 2
The Intimate Side of Prayer
“Where lives change and where life can begin again”
Read the next few scriptures and begin to see and imagine the intimacy
and closeness of God.
Psalm 56:8 Expanded Bible
8 You have ·recorded [recounted] my ·troubles [wanderings].
You have ·kept a list of my tears [ put my tears in your bottle].
Aren’t they in your records?
Deuteronomy 31:6 Expanded Bible
6 Be strong and ·brave [courageous]. Don’t be afraid of them and don’t
be frightened, because the Lord your God will go with you. He will not
·leave [fail] you or ·forget [abandon; forsake] you.
John 17:21-23 Expanded Bible
21 “Father, I ·pray [ask] that they can be one. As you are in me and I
am in you, I ·pray [ask] that they can also be ·one in us. Then the
world will believe that you sent me. 22 I have given these people the
·glory [honor] that you gave me so that they can be one, just as you
and I are one. 23 ·I will be in them and you will be in me [I in them and
you in me] so that they will be ·completely one [in perfect unity].”
I have started you with several scriptures to show you the closeness
that God desires with you and how he sees you. He has caught every
tear and walks through every storm right there with you.
When I wake up in the morning, I smile. Always knowing the closeness
of God each day to my life. I make the conscious decision to recognize
and acknowledge His closeness and love.
There is never a point in my day or night that He is not there. In the
midst of my tears, they are felt by Him and His embrace and the
warmth of His touch are available when I ask. (James 4:8, Jeremiah
Intimacy with God is a choice that each one of us has the option to
have, but we must choose. God does not force His warmth on us, we
must embrace it. We must recognize that it is available to us, but we
must receive and embrace God.
There were times when I never asked for His warmth and embrace, but
I sensed it all around me. I then embraced it and allowed the healing
warmth of God’s love to heal me inside and out.
This is also when the baptism of the Holy Spirit is very important. Your
“heavenly language” mixed with His heavenly presence, begins to
communicate in ways a natural language could never do. It is an
intimacy that reaches Heaven and angelic beings speak and sing and
dance along with your prayers. The atmosphere changes and in the
middle of it all, you are changing, and situations are changing, and you
will never be the same again. One true touch from God and you will
never doubt the love of God again. It will be a touch that you will look
forward to every day of your life, knowing that nothing can compare to
it and nothing will satisfy like the love of God.
Spend intimate time with God today. Praying in the Spirit (1 Cor. 14:15)
and allowing the closeness of God to show you things you have never
seen before. Allow God to talk to you in ways He never has before. It
will transform your prayer life and take you to levels of prayer you have
yet to experience.
There is indeed an intimate side to prayer and it is the sweetest time of
Come spend time in the presence of a Father, Abba!
Next week we will be discussing:
Prayer: “The Power in Prayer”
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Executive Pastor Lynette Roberts LifePointe Christian Faith Center
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