Have you ever noticed that what you focus on typically comes your way? It is the same with Prayer. Whatever you focus on will be magnified in your life. When praying if you focus too much on the problem it will have a tendency to grow. We should focus more on God who is our solution and He will grow in our lives. We should focus more on God lifting him up in Praise with Thanksgiving in our hearts. In doing this He (God) will grow stronger in our lives and our problem will become weaker.
I have taught in my classes that 80-90% of our prayers should be offering up Praise and Thanksgiving to God, Praise and Thanksgiving offered up to God blesses Him and strengthens us. As God becomes more important to us the problems become less important and these problems have less authority in our lives. Ps 22:3 The Lords inhabits the praises of His people.
When we approach God in prayer with a new attitude it will make a big difference in our lives. This is why we begin church services with praise and worship.
Blessing to you as we Praise our God with a thankful heart.
Chet Wiswell, Elder
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