Be Thou My Vision (A Case For Petitioning)

Written By Audrey Assad - October 10 2016

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Shelley
March 27 2017

oopsie! I hate it when that happens. I was going on a bit long, though. This is your blog, after all. Thank you for using your gifts… you are making a difference in the Kingdom and you are helping me. I just discovered your blog and I hope when time is available, you’ll write more. This one helps me with my lifelong issue of wrestling with prayer… couldn’t live without it, but I struggle to petition.

Shelley
March 27 2017

“I don’t pretend to understand how prayer works, especially when it involves petition. The metaphysical questions that arise when thinking about prayer are mind-boggling to say the very least…”

Wow, I could’ve written this, except I’m not as gifted a writer. Prayer has been a challenge for me for this reason at times. I understand the prayer reasons of adoration, confession, and thanksgiving, but the supplication and petition parts are mysterious. Because of the mystery, that part of my prayer life is extremely anemic, even when I say, “I’ll pray for you.” I try, but my heart’s not in it because, above all, “Thy will be done”. I’m 51 and have learned that the hard way. His will… He is GOD! I don’t know why it took me so long (actually I’ve been on board with this to some degree for a number of years) to learn this very basic and

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