Does Prayer Make You Feel Guilty?

Are you the strong, silent type who keeps everything to yourself? Or do you share your every thought with the world? Better yet, are you the type who keeps the necessary quiet, but willingly asks for prayer from trustworthy friends?

Lately it seemed that I am constantly contacting faithful prayer partners to ask for their support.  I began to feel guilty for asking so often. Who was I to demand so much time and attention?

Then someone drew my attention to Biblical reminders to pray without ceasing. (See Acts 12:5, Romans 1:9 and 1 Thessalonians 5:17.)

Of course there are some things that we might wish to keep to ourselves, but prayer needs are definitely not one of them.

“When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” (Matthew 18:19-20, MSG)

Prayer- So Lord, here we are today, all of us gathered together in prayer, trusting you are acting on our behalf. For Christ, who always acts with us in mind. Amen.

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