Can you be honest in prayer?

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Today, Paul Marc Goulet wrote the message of “A Miracle Every Day”. I pray his message and audio will bless you today.

Should our prayers be guarded so as not to offend God, or should we be free to express our true feelings?

This is such a powerful question because deep down within all of us, there is a respect and holy fear of God. At least this is what I believe.

What do you think?

I’ve really struggled with a tendency to be guarded with God. I’ve held back some of my darker emotions and thoughts because I wanted to gain His approval. I think I transferred this tendency from my relationship with my father. As a child, I felt like I had to perform well in order to please my father. 

Paul the Apostle spoke of this in 1 Corinthians 13:11: “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. I like the part when he says: “but when I became a man, I put aside childish things”.

It was childish on my part to think God was like my father in this way. It was foolish to think I had to offer up false, pious prayers that were not completely honest…

God loves you and me unconditionally. We can tell Him everything in prayer because He already knows us, and He still loves us.

The Psalms of King David illustrate this impeccably. King David asked God to punish his enemies and pay them back. He confessed his sins in a public song, and he expressed his shame in regards to his past failures. David understood the unconditional love of God.

Our prayers should be a place where we can feel 100% safe. He won’t judge us or condemn us for being honest, for being human.

We all need a safe place to express ourselves. I hope that you’re finding this place in prayer.

Never forget you’re a miracle and that miracles are real.

Paul Marc Goulet

 

Thank you, Paul Marc, for sharing this today!

Thanks for existing!

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8 Comments

  1. Yuli on 05/04/2020 at 5:46 AM

    Beautiful words!!!

    • suzanne Simmons on 05/04/2020 at 3:57 PM

      Amen

  2. Patricia on 05/04/2020 at 1:38 PM

    Thank you for this beautiful and powerful meditation this morning!

  3. Cheryll on 05/04/2020 at 2:32 PM

    Thank you Jesus for Godly men!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lora Hyatt on 05/04/2020 at 4:31 PM

    Thank you that was beautiful!

    I just have to say how much more I enjoy listening to these everyday , you have such love, devotion and enthusiasm in your voice. So much better listening to these , than reading!
    Thank you and God Bless all that everyone does to make these available !
    One of my morning reads!

  5. Maureen on 05/04/2020 at 5:18 PM

    Thank you loving God for your love and goodness. You knew us before we were born and we can hide nothing from you. I give my struggles to you, knowing that you work all things together for our good and for his glory.

    Ne blessed and stay well.

  6. Andi Becerra on 05/04/2020 at 5:28 PM

    When I am at a lost for words I pray, Jesus you know my everything, you know how I feel, and what I want to say to you. I use to pray for words but I felt Jesus knew my medical struggles and it was ok for sometimes I was at a lost for words.

  7. Hortensia on 07/04/2020 at 11:07 AM

    Thank you Jesus I feel secure to know you are always with me I am not afraid.., It’s true I feel respect and fear God if I am not honest for He knows me and He knows everything I can Pray and tell everything, He knows all my tomorrows, even before I ask anything He already know, Thank you Jesus you comfort me when I pray I know you are listening and gives me courage Thank you Jesus for everything, I Love♥️You🙏

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