Praying Like There is no Tomorrow

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  1. Hi Julie !
    Thanks for a wise post.
    I do continually pray, and it has taken many years to get to this point.
    Often too I just rest in the Lord’s presence – then we just enjoy each other’s company.
    The Lord keeps us in perfect peace as we stay focused on him.
    Thanks for praying. 🌷🤗

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    1. Hi Sally, thank you so much for being honest, letting us know it too you years to get to this point of continual prayer. Resting in Him is such a tremendous treasure. Doing much of that this weekend, and praying. May you have a beauty-full rest of this given day. Love in Christ, Julie

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  2. Yes, Julie, Yes, I join you in your prayers for us as children of Almighty God, for our leaders, for our country. I pray for whatever future He holds for us, that we remain faithful, that He keeps us in the palm of His Hand. I pray that He his ferociously changing hearts to yearn for Him, eyes to see their Maker, strength to follow Him. Amen!

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    1. Thank you so much Eileen for sharing that with me. Yes, some mornings I wait like you describe. Others I wake, and He gives me something before I sit with my coffee! Lord, we need You, ever more, every day.

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  3. Julie, as always, your writing stirs me. With my morning devotional I have focused so heavily on my prayer life~and just speaking with my Heavenly Papa throughout the course of a day. The prayers you wrote speak what’s in my heart. I’m going to save this as encouragement. It’s just what I needed to read. In all of this time of limited face-to-face I had become a bit irritated at how much I rely on my devices to communicate. And with that, every “ding” of every text. As it seems that’s all communication seems to be with some nowadays. Every time I hear a ding I say in my head, “thank you Jesus for this friend” or “help me Jesus with this situation”, or maybe even, “I love you Jesus”. Thinking of my quick “texts” to Jesus has lessened my distaste for the overuse of cell-only communication. Your wisdom enlightens and lifts me. I love you and your heart. ❤️🙏🏻

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    1. So Karla, we have similar but different concerns about the “dings”. I very much appreciate how you shared talking to Jesus as the ding rings. It is a time where isolation has heightened our internal dialogue, and now as the outside world rages we know in our spirits nothing will ever be the same. God is doing a new thing. Thank you so much for being here. I feel like some day we just might get to hike and make smore’s afterward. Pray on, my sister. Love, Julie❤

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  4. Julie, this is such an important and powerful reminder. Pray. Pray. Pray. I appreciate your honesty. As much as I do pray and commit to pray, I fall short. But may we begin anew, commit anew and never give up. I loved the scriptures and prayer you wove into your message. I’m lifting you, your husband and your boys in prayer right now. May God cover you in His power, protection and peace that passes all understanding. Love and hugs, Melissa

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    1. Thank you for being honest. I do think God is waiting for His children to be bare in front of Him. Melissa, right now I am lifting you, your husband whom God has risen up, and your dear children. May God the Father draw you all more near than each of were yesterday. Love, Julie

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  5. Dear Julie, once again I value your openness and the way you also open up a dialogue for others. I’ve prayed in all the ways you’ve mentioned, depending on what’s going on in my life, in the world, and in my heart. Over the last few years I have welcomed the practice of silent prayer, a quiet offering up when words are not enough or I simply need to rest my weary self in God’s presence, as I absorb His peace and strength. Your own ardent, heartfelt and stirring prayers help provide me with a great starting point for my own as I mourn the state of the world and long to see difference to come. Thank you for inspiring those of us who might lack the energy or can’t find the words to express ourselves yet are aided by the way you have been gifted to do just that. Blessings of rest and peace to you and your family. xo 💜

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    1. Thank you for sharing Joy. I love hearing about the way He meets His chosen daughter 🙂 And I very much appreciate you confirming I am listening to the Spirit when I write. I just want to obey Him, more each day. My heart fails miserably sometimes. He is there to correct and lift my shame. I receive those blessings of peace and rest, two things that have become a challenge this past week. Sending you the love of Christ across the pond sister. xo

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  6. This was a powerful message from you Julie. I loved the way you began and took us through a powerful teaching on prayer…..it reminded me about what God told Joshua to meditate on the book of the law day and night……I believe if we can try to remain conscious that God is listening even to our whisper as we go through our daily living, we can then stay in constant communion with Him and life can be so much different, I am saying this from having tried it each time I remember and it has always helped….today for instance i was really needing wisdom to sort out a complicated email to be drafted to an important client at work and I just stared at my laptop screen and asked Jesus to come and help me out….and voila, it was amazing how quickly the email got done with and what I feared became easy….God is that near…….thanks for letting me share this little testimony to His grace and goodness….

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your testimony. I too am growing in how often I commune with Him. Remembering to pray always, before everything. I want my sons to know this too that Jesus is the Way for life, not just certain things. May God bless you abundantly this next hour Sophia.

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