Praying with your Eyes Wide Open

In Him I live and move and have my being…

Eyes_Wide_OpenHave you ever met with another trusted and faithful Christian (mom or dad, friend, brother or sister in a late night talk) and been able to speak openly and honestly from the heart about your deepest hurts, fears, dreams, desires? In those moments you were probably the most alive, in touch, real, transparent and authentic. You opened up the window of your soul through the words you spoke.

What does that have to do with prayer?  Nothing. I would dare to suggest that is prayer.

So then I would suggest that your prayer life has just changed dramatically. You might have just discovered that you are actually praying more than you thought you were. God actually hears your heart, words, and thoughts even if your “head is not bowed, eyes closed, hands folded, on your knees….in Jesus name.”

We say we are not religious and yet it may be our prayer life that is a dead give away to our religionbeing stuffed with religion. Yes, there are times when we resort to a time away, in secret, to be with Father but just as important; is your daily life, words, actions, and thoughts. It is not just a religious exercise, it is the release of heart, mind, will, desire, and emotion naturally…how else does a Christian really pray without ceasing?

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About Michael Welchert

My wife Diana and I have been married since 1985 and have five wonderful children. I have been in ministry since 1980 and we currently reside in the Denver, CO area.
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