Don't Stop Praying

For as long as I can remember our families prayer has been for more children. I will forever have the image of my parents kneeling by my sister's and my bed as we met in prayer to beseech heavens gates. Year after year. Night after night. I thought for sure there would be marks from their knees on the carpet, often I would check. We would curl in bed together as mom read through the bible chapter by chapter, book by book. We laughed and cried together, when my family is the strongest it's when we are on our knees together.

It's a bond we will always share, like fellow soldiers. As you may have gathered this prayer while so many uncountable ones were fulfilled has been left unanswered. I'm amazingly blessed to have grown up with two women who treated prayer as if it was the very breath in their lungs.


It's so easy to grow weary, to stop praying for the things He has pressed against the fibers of our hearts. To give up and drop our dreams- our prayer burdens on the side of the road like so many pieces of belongings left in the wake of a wagon trail. When the going got tough they would have to lighten the wagons loads, leaving behind anything that wasn't absolutely necessary.

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So too we can abandon our prayers. We can leave our prayers by the way side and trudge on tired, disheartened and weary. Or we can wait with Him. Holding His hand. Believing that He knows his plan for us and that His timing is always best...


Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! Psalm 116:2 NLT
Perhaps it is in the faith to keep praying, despite what may seem as a lack of an answer that we grow...
Call to me and I will answer you... Jeremiah 33:3 NIV
Perhaps it is in the pain, the tears in the dead of night as soft words escape our lips that worship is the sweetest...

Perhaps it is the faithfulness of bended knee that we stand a beacon in the dark, a lighthouse in someone else's storm...

Perhaps the desperate prayer from a crushed heart and empty arms is the most beautiful...

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post. I long to be a praying woman who is Fervent in prayer, even when I don't see immediate results.

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