ASK MI’ESHA: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR PRAYERS BEGIN TO SOUND REPETITIVE?
QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR PRAYERS BEGIN TO SOUND REPETITIVE?
Thank you Hope for submitting your question. Let’s get right into it.
Of course I am not sitting down with you enjoying girl talk but I would like you to reflect on what exactly you have been praying for.
Is it a particular job promotion, rekindle of relationship, rekindle of self?
Have you told God why you want/need Him to answer the prayer? Like really really told him
How have you been praying (out loud or in a journal)?
We go to God asking Him to answer our prayers repeatedly but we don’t ask Him to show us how to prepare for it. We also forget to enjoy the journey that God is taking us on to get to that answered prayer. Sometimes God answers a prayer and we don’t even realize it because He hasn’t answered it in the way that we want Him to or the way we asked Him to.
If you’re not already, I encourage you to start journaling your prayers (they way we used to write in our diaries as little girls) and have a conversation with Him.
In your journaling, write as though you are telling him about your prayer request and why you want/need it answered.
Be as specific as possible because God already knows what you want, He just wants to see if you are willing to come boldly to Him to ask for it.
In your conversation with Him, talk to Him in your car on the way to work or the grocery store, if you exercise talk to Him during that time.
Too often, we get stuck in the rut of thinking prayer has to be done a certain way and we forget that God wants us to come to Him and just talk. Don’t think you have to recite scriptures and speak using ‘thou’ or ‘hast’ or any of that you may hear (that surely ain’t how I talk to Him and I encourage you to do the same).
Keep it real with God just like you keep it real with your friends if you are telling them the good news or asking them to help you with something.
Remember, any prayer request that we have will only be answered if it is His will and if it is in His timing.
Blessings to you,
“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”
– Matthew 6:7
Feel free to ask me any questions related to life, spirituality, motivation, or anything else that comes to mind.
For those who have met me in person, you know I always give it to you, straight, no chaser.