Prayer?Posted: December 3, 2008
“Worry is praying for the worst.” -Kevin Elko
I don’t know that i’ve ever thought of prayer in this way. Of the negative possibility of prayer. It’s very backwards because prayer is always a good thing, right? You don’t pray for bad stuff. Ever. Because it might come true. (insert irony) But what if prayer is also about my own focus? What if what i think and pray and mentally repeat has some power or effect? If so, i need to pay attention to where my mind wanders.
The way a man thinks deep down changes him from the inside out. I like to think of the apostle, Paul, keeping a 3×5 card of the things he ought to be thinking about regularly. This painting by Doménikos Theotokópoulos depicts it nicely.
Whenever and whatever you pray for, meditate on or think about; focus on these good things… and read this book: The Difference Maker, John C. Maxwell