“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” (Philippians 4:6-7 AMP).
Pray about everything. Everything? Yes, everything. Now, before you pray about what shoes to put on, think about the context of the verse. “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything.”
How many times have we prayed because it seemed like the thing to do, yet we didn’t wait for an answer?
How many times have you prayed, already having your mind made up, but you knew you should pray? Oftentimes we pray to get God to give us an answer we know we aren’t going to get. I think that’s why many of us have “misheard” God. We wanted a specific answer, we had a thought and called it God.
Prayer is a serious thing, it’s something we should dedicate time to. We shouldn’t do it hastily, and we should definitely give God more than five minutes or forty-eight hours to answer our big dilemmas.
When you pray today, take some extra time before you do the thing you were going to do. Be sincere in prayer and be open to God changing your made up mind, because you’re praying for His will, not rubber stamp approval.