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  • Pastor Belinda Owens

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Daily Word - Jan. 21, 2019

As I have been seeking the Lord for what He would like for me to “blog” on these next few days I heard Him say “prayer”. I know so many times “prayer” is used as a cop out. A way to postpone giving an answer or addressing a situation. It is also used to be passive on something you have been asked to do... like actually pray. I don’t know why as Christian we tend to take this request lightly. When someone asks you to “please pray for .......” it’s an open door to address God for that individual. If prayer were as small of a thing as we tend to make it God would not have been so careful to include instructions on how to do it. You carry a powerful weapon (the ability to pray). We just need to use it!

I will be addressing different types of prayer over the next few blogs. I will state now that I am not an expert on the subject. I only know what I have been allowed to experience in my walk with God. I am sure there are those who know much more than I but being obedient to the Father I will share what I do know.

One could say that “prayer” is one type all in all but I find there are several types of prayer so bare with me as I start this.

1. Table prayer -

We all should “give thanks” when we have a table spread with food. Thanking the Lord for provision. To me this has always been a time to “thank” him rather than to pray the food is good, clean, and won’t make you sick. Though those prayers for the food to be sanctified should be prayed anytime you are in doubt of the condition of your food. I believe in miracles so yes I believe He can neutralize any bad food regardless of what is wrong with it and make it edible.

Sometimes the prayer or blessing of the food is extensive. I do believe God knows what we are going to do when we set down to eat. I also think we should have a prayer life other than just the time we bless our food so that when we are blessing the food we don’t pray for every person and thing.

We set down for a meal in Mexico years ago and as our host set my bowl down in front of me I saw the fish head floating there in my soup.This was an honor to be given the fish head. Those who know me know that I don’t eat meat or fish much less the head. It’s not a conviction that I choose not to eat meat it’s just a preference. I cook meat I just don’t like it. Anyway, as the fish head was floating in front of me I thought how can I pass on this with out hurting my host’s feelings? The thought quickly entered my head and I said “ oh I want to honor my husband!” And I passed it to Rusty. He looked down and quickly said “ man, our bus driver drove so hard and long, I want to honor him with this!” And he passed it on to our driver. Well the bus driver ate it and was highly honored. We have to eat and God knows that provisions are necessary. I think saying a “blessing” or “giving thanks” is our time to show we appreciate all that has gone into our meal. God has always favored grateful hearts!

So give thanks when you eat. Thank God for allowing you to be able to eat and for all His provisions that made your food possible.

John 6:11 - ESV

Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted.

- Pastor Belinda

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