Prayer. Prayer changes everything. Whether it be your specific prayers, God's prayers for you, or the prayers that others say for you without you even knowing it. Since being in college and really having my faith become my own I have discovered what it means to have a rich prayer life even when you are walking through one of the most horrendous seasons of you life or one of those seasons that your friends would just wish you would come off of cloud 28 (that's a joke...cloud 9 when you are totally into someone and that is all you think/talk about...ok so I am not the world's greatest writer, give a sister a break!); and by "rich" it can just be "God I am desperate for you" that is it. Prayer is changing my life. Now to be honest I have not been sitting down alone a lot lately and talking with God in such a way, but it has been my drives too and from work, at the back of weddings, sitting in a car full of friends and laughter, buying airplane tickets, writing my poetry, talking on the phone with people. My prayers have been said throughout all of these things. And I am watching how even in this way it changes your life. Then I am discovering how many people are interceding for me in prayer. Prayer is changing the season I stand in and prayer is playing a role in what is to come.
I often get frustrated with God because He does not do what I wish that He would do, but then He goes and does what He thinks is best and really that was my hearts desire all along...what He wanted. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4.6-7 Like I said my desire more than likely always turn out to be the desires He had for me. I am not sure what this day holds, this next week, or these next few months, but I do know that prayer is going to play a huge part in all of it.