Before You Pray, You Should Try Laughing

Wednesday is for Prayer

praying the psalmsBefore you pray, you should try laughing.

Try laughing at the sheer joy of being alive. Laugh at the joy of a well timed joke, a silly pet. Laugh at yourself. And you might try laughing at the irrepressible wonder and happiness of this infant as his father tears a piece of paper. Then pick up your Bible and use one of the Psalms to wrap your joy into words and praise God that Jesus lives and reigns. Why? Because sometimes we forget that our God created us for joy.

Periodically, I read through the Psalms in a month. [There are numerous plans online: here’s one link.] In fact, I have marked my Bibles with the AM and PM readings that will take me through the entire book so that whenever I want to, I can start over. I highly recommend it. It is a great practice and one that saturates your heart with the mind of God and the cries of the human heart.

If you are reading through the Psalms in a month the readings for Day One are:

Psalms 1-5 AM
Psalms 6-8 PM

Wrap your prayers around the word of God. 

It’s a great way to insure that you are praying according to the will of God.

And according to 1 John 5:14-15, that is a great way to have confidence in prayer. 

Don’t endure your prayer. Enjoy your prayer.

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