I have become completely unembarassed about prayer and praise these days. I am liable to start singing or praying at any moment, any time anywhere. I don't care if people laugh, think I'm crazy, showing off, or trying to impress them...etc. The intensity of the circumstances of my life have worked together to produce a completely unashamed and unapologetic praying Christian woman. I woke up yesterday morning and all I could see was the deck of a ship in a fierce storm. The crew was on board and they were tying themselves to the mast. It was dark. The waves were crashing and the boat was rocking violently, but they just kept wrapping the rope tighter. They were soaking wet, couldn't see, and their hair was everywhere. It was not a pretty sight, but they just kept wrapping the rope that much tighter. I knew God was showing me something about prayer and praise.
When we are going through a storm our persistent prayer and praise is what ties us to the one we hope in. Are you going through a hard time? Just keep wrapping yourself in the rope of prayer and praise. Is it dark? Are you having trouble seeing what is going on? Just keep wrapping the rope. Do things look a little messy right now in your life? Just keep wrapping the rope. Have your friends turned on you? Just keep wrapping the rope. Are you receiving evil for good? Just keep wrapping the rope. Is your heart broken because of what someone did or said about you. Just keep wrapping the rope. JUST KEEP WRAPPING THE ROPE!
I Thessalonians 5:17 pray continually;