The ONE THING for today

Pray prayers worth remembering

  • Psalm 16:2 (NKJV) O my soul, you have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, my goodness is nothing apart from You.”

Why pray if you are not going to remember what you prayed?

We are so accustomed to counting on God remembering our prayers that we fail to remember that we need to remember them also.

It’s like your boss dropping by and asking you to drop what you’re doing and go take care of something else. Because it is the boss that asked you do it. A few hours later you come back to give your report on completing the task and your boss looks blankly at you and says, “What are you talking about?”

How would that make you feel?

You’ve neglected your own responsibilities which will have to be caught up and your boss didn’t even make the effort to remember what he asked you to do.

Yet I’m afraid we do that to God all the time.

Remembering your prayers is good on several fronts.

First, like the psalmist in today’s psalm, it is good to remind ourselves of our prayers as a way of encouragement and as a way of keeping ourselves focused.

However, remembering our prayers is also important because it says to God, “What I’m praying matters (I’m not just blathering on about nothing), and I truly believe you can answer this prayer, and when you do, I am going to be ready to praise you.”

  • The ONE THING for today: Start/keep a prayer journal of the prayers you pray that are worth remembering.

 

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