• melissa

      Thank you for such kind words! I appreciate you reading and commenting on the post. Prayer is so important and crucial to being a Christian that is certainly deserves a whole category on a blog! God bless!

  1. Oh my goodness, I love the yielding part of prayer! And so few people mention it. The popular ACTS (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication) example doesn’t include it. But yielding to the Holy Spirit is the most important part of prayer. It fills us up with the fruit of the Spirit as we sit with Him in the quietness of our souls.

    • melissa

      I completely agree! Yielding is the most important part and at times it can be the hardest. It is the aspect that requires us to be still, be patient, and to listen. Those are pretty hard things to do in our rushed lives but something so worth practicing and refining. Thank you for reading and commenting! God bless!

    • melissa

      It is amazing! Some hear Him audibly, some in experiences, some signs or songs. It is beautifully personal and intimate to each one of us. Thank you for reading and commenting. God bless!

  2. Kristi

    That is a great way to pray! Realizing that we have to completely surrender to His will even as we wait on our prayers to be answered can be tough but very worth it.

    • melissa

      It is tough and by far the hardest part of the prayer. The other aspects are more active but yielding is what brings us closer to God! Thank you for reading and commenting! God bless!

  3. So yesterday was a tough day for me. I woke up already knowing it was going to be so, so I prayed persistently that morning for God to take over. I prayed for Him to not lead me into temptation, though I still found myself falling into it. At the end of the day, however, I can see and testify to every instance of God protecting me and others from myself. Yes, I gave in sometimes to impatience and frustration and despair, but God knew where my heart was at from the beginning of the day and prevented me from making it a complete disaster! I asked Him to forgive me for giving in at times, and He did so much more than just forgiving me of those instances; He helped me to remain thankful and joyful throughout!

    • melissa

      There must be something going around because this was me a couple days ago. I was able to dig into prayer and request peace and rest. He answered prayers in ways I hadn’t anticipated. Thank you for your openness and willingness to share your heart and struggles. God bless!

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