Praise God, No Matter What.

“Our natural tendency is to praise God only when things are going well. But Scripture tells us, ‘Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you….’ 1 Thes. 5:16-18). After praising God, the other forms of prayer—repentance, reading God’s Word, interceding for others, or praying for my own needs—flow more from the leading of the Holy Spirit and less from my own limited human ideas. I’m able to pray with a heart more attuned to God’s will and his wonderful purposes.” ~Mary Healy, When Women Pray