Last week one of my friends posted on facebook that she was praying for her father. One minute after this post, one of her friends asked what was wrong and after explaining that it was a job interview, another friend said “shew” and “whew” and in the comment indicated they thought it was something bad as well. Why is it that when we hear someone saying I’m praying for so-n-so that we assume the worst? Yes we should go to God in prayer to make supplications and intercessions in behalf of those who are in need of whether spiritually or physically, but we are also to go to God with thanksgiving as well (I Timothy 2:1). Too many times God hears from His children only in difficult times and not during the jubilant and mediocre times. By all means, go to God in prayer when you or those around you are facing troubling times, but don’t forget to pray continually (I Thessalonians 5:17).
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).