Daily Devotional – 10/29/15 “Don’t stop praying!”

It doesn’t matter what your circumstance, situation, trial or tribulation is, don’t stop praying! It doesn’t matter that you’re in a good place right now, everything is going great, you have the job of your dreams, family acting as if they like you and you just got the blessing you’ve been waiting on, don’t stop praying! It doesn’t matter that you’re sick and the doctors looking grim, pain in your body is slowing you down, family member is sick, daddy or momma may be gone and you can’t seem to get relief, don’t stop praying! It doesn’t matter that you’re well now, that sickness has come and gone, headaches have stopped, blood pressure is down, heart has been regulated and all seems to be good, don’t stop praying! Whether you are in a good or bad place, don’t stop praying. Regardless if you’re having trouble at your place of worship or not, don’t stop praying. It doesn’t matter that folk are affecting your assignment, don’t stop praying. Whatever it is, don’t stop praying!

Why not? Because the bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing,” but you know that already don’t you? Then why aren’t you praying? You don’t have to fight when folk talk about, when they do you wrong, when they keep being messy; God got it, don’t stop praying! And if you don’t know how to pray, try this … You don’t need long drawn out words, rambling thoughts or even 30 minutes; you just need to converse with your Father for the bible says in Matthew 6:7-8, “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” God already knows, we just need to petition His throne. And Matthew 6:9-13 says, “Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.” KJV ends, “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.” Don’t stop praying. Even if you can’t see what’s in front of you and you are scared to move; don’t stop praying.

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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