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Dec 5, 2010

Prayer Mail

When was the last time you received a heart-felt, handwritten letter from a friend? If you are like most people, it has probably been quite a while. Currently, e-mail, text messaging, and Facebook are the primary modes of written communication. It's really unfortunate that good old-fashioned letter writing has become virtually extinct. At Christmas time however, family and friends take the time to remember each other by placing well wishes and kind thoughts in the mail. Often, the wishes come in the way of a greeting card, photo or in many cases a letter. These letters are typically computer generated and printed on holiday decor laser paper, but they are the closest thing to an old fashion letter you will probably see. They are tucked in an envelop and placed in the mail just before Christmas.

Handwritten letters to loved ones may be as extinct as heart felt prayer. With the pace and complexity of life, prayer is frequently abbreviated or fit in between a bunch of "to do's". Some use rote memorized words or a prayer they learned as a child, instead of engaging a discussion with God and sharing their heart. Others just skip prayer all together because they have never established a relationship and don't even know where to begin. Let's face it, God does not have a mailbox, real or computerized, to utilize in communicating with you. He counts on the prayer time you devote each day to share the wisdom, words, and strength you need. If you have been strengthening your walk with Christ through daily prayer continue to be dedicated to this. If you have not, start today. Think of prayer as mail. Send your Heavenly Father heart-felt letters straight from your soul each and every day.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

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