For many years now I have written my prayers to God. The idea to pray this way came to me when I was about 18 years old and away in college. The exact thought was “why don’t you write a letter to God”. For many years I saw it as an idea that just popped into my head one day. I am now convinced that it was definitely the Holy Spirit guiding and preparing me, even at a young age for the writing I am doing now. You see I truly have never considered myself a writer. Those of you who are writers are probably saying “so true” right now. I see myself as a person who is simply writing to share her story, a person that is deeply in love with the awesome God of this Universe, who is my Lord and Savior, my Blessed Redeemer and my only hope always.
I have received so much from His hand that I would be hugely remised not to share it with others. You see I want all of you to know how wonderful He is and to grow to love Him as deeply as he has given you the capacity to.
God knew that on my journey there would be some mighty rough spots, so he gave me a way to release my anxieties, fears, frustrations, and concerns through writing. Over the years I have gone through countless spiral notebooks and written hundreds of pages all to God. It has been a way for me to heal from some of life’s hurts and disappointments. To this day I still try to journal several days a week. I simply get still and just start to write about all that is going on in my life. I literally share my heart with God, the good, the bad and the ugly. He is ok with my honesty and He is my safe place to fall.
What I have noticed, is how differently we express ourselves when we write a letter to someone. We can say things and express things that we simply wouldn’t say if we were just talking to someone or in some cases if we were in their presence. I have found it is the same way when I am writing to God. I express myself much deeper when I write my prayers than saying them to him. During these moments I began to write and just pour myself out before His throne and I literally feel cleansed when my final words are pinned.
Initially it was hard to write for long periods of time. I have now learned to write until he prompts me to stop. When I feel totally free I know I can rise and go about my day. I leave my time with God renewed and refreshed, and I no longer feel weighed down by the cares of this world because they have been fully released to Him, His authority and His timing. There is nothing that soothes the soul quite like this.
If you are a restless person you will leave calm. If you are afraid, full of fears and doubts you will leave with courage and confidence. If you are sad you will experience a ray of hope that will put you back on the path of experiencing real joy. If you are confused you will start to get clarity. Try this for a week or so and see if writing each day makes a difference for you.
Release the things you need to release by getting them out of you and on paper.
It’s time to Live Free!