A Remarkable Faith :: Prayer

This is the sixth week of exploring our Remarkable Faith, a series where we are reflecting on our most memorable moments in our faith walks. And I’m cheating a little bit. Thanks to a bad choice involving Google Images, I’ve gotten some highly persistent and irritating malware on my laptop. So while I’m fighting my crashing, popping up, and generally annoying computer, I’m going to link to a post I wrote several months ago for (in)courage.

A prayer that’s stuck in my memory is one that happened when I was 15. In the shower. It kind of gave new meaning to God knowing the number of hairs on my head. But more importantly, it led me to a more genuine faith. Read the post here. (I hope you’ll click over. I promise it’s worth the read.)

If this is your first time reading a post about Remarkable Faith, you can read about the series here. I hope you’ll link up when you have something to say! And if you don’t have a blog but would like to share, please, talk to us in the comments.

Has one prayer stuck in your memory and shaped your beliefs or spiritual walk? Do you have a remarkable faith?

If you write about this on your blog, please link up! (And remember, use the URL for your specific post, and include a link back to Giving Up on Perfect in your post so others can link up, too!)

Comments

  1. Oh, I loved your post on (in)courage. Prayer is a constant struggle for me…it’s just hard to pray to someone that you can’t see or hear. Oh well, it’s something to work on, I guess…

    Do you have any advice for me?

  2. Mary, I can’t believe you used the phrase “rest in me”. That is my goal to not only TRUST God, which I do, but to also REST in that trust. And isn’t amazing the strange places/circumstances God chooses to do His mightiest work?

  3. I loved this piece…
    Several summers ago, I was out garage sale-ing with our oldest daughter. She had $17 and some change in a plastic baggie and in the car started PRAYING we would find an American Girl doll at a garage sale. I did my best to fill her with doubt (great mom that I am)…but at our very last sale….the older woman running the sale asked Laura if she was looking for anything in particular. The woman went inside and came back with an American Girl Doll and a huge box of clothes and accessories.
    As I watched my daughter dump out her bag of wadded up bills…it just kind of hit me…that God answered her prayer that day as an extra special little gift to grow her faith in prayer.
    And so I guess…sometimes He says, “I fixed your hair” and sometimes He even says, “I found ya an Amercian Girl Doll” because He knew it would be a special gift of love in my 7 year old’s world.

  4. In 2005, I found out that I wasn’t selected for a post-graduate course I needed to become a psychologist. I sat reading Ps 119, in tears. David said in the psalm that he loves doing God’s will. I told God I would love to do His will, but how the heck am I supposed to be happy about it when the rejection from this degree course hurt so much! It’s never happened since, but I heard a voice behind my right shoulder say: “But you know you can trust Me.” It calmed me right down and I had the peace to start making other plans. And 2 months later, someone cancelled their place in the degree and I was asked if I could replace this person. When I start panicking about something, I recall the voice that told me I can trust Him, which helps, coz God knows how hard it is for me to trust.

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