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  1. I don’t like being lonely, and I don’t like confusion. God is not the author of that. But when we are alone to pray, we are not really, the Holy Spirit is there to help us pray when we don’t don’t even know how. It’s important to find that prayer closet.

  2. This is beautiful- and so well said. I am grateful that Jesus meets us when we are lonely and calls us to prayer only to know the sweetness of His presence- wow! Thanks for this post today! 🙂

  3. Rachel, I’ve noticed in my prayer life that the more I pray, the more time I want to spend with God. The more I desire His companionship. Thankful that He is there meeting us in the lonely places of our hearts.

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      Crystal, that is beautiful and how wonderful you have discovered companionship with God.

  4. I wonder if introverts and extroverts have completely different challenges? One to worship in community and the other to spend alone time with God. I find it VERY easy to spend time with God in lonely places. I love doing things by myself. Church, on the other hand, not so much!

    1. Author

      Anita, that’s a very interesting point. I wonder of there are any biblical characters who are introverts or extroverts, who we can learn from about how they spend time with God.

  5. Rachel, what a great post…truly, prayer is our communication with the Sprit of Christ Who dwells in the innermost part of us…so praying without ceasing is simply bringing every thought captive to His awesome, constant presence in our lives…casting our care on Him…whether we are alone or in a crowd…He never leaves us or forsakes us…what a blessing!

  6. Rachel, this message is so good!! It’s so true. We have a hard time disconnecting from the things around us to give God our full attention. When we aren’t busy or preoccupied, we can begin to confuse quiet time with loneliness. When God sets us apart for time with Him, it’s not so we can be lonely, but to find Him freshly. This is such a great reminder! I’m linking up with you at Coffee for your Heart.

    1. Author

      Alisa, your comment really spoke to me. Thank you. The next few weeks my husband will be traveling for business and my kids are at college so I believe God has set me some time apart with him to find him freshly.

  7. I tend to gravitate towards being by myself. It helps me focus. And while I have come to love community, when it comes to prayer I need quiet. Even worship music distracts me. I once read that in silence we can heard God’s whisper. It is a very personal moment for me and I cherish that spiritual companionship when I am praying. Thank you for the beautiful post.

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      Thanks Maria, for sharing your special way of meeting with God. I could sense the peace and beauty of your personal time. So wonderful.

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