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  1. Good words of wisdom here today, Rachel. My thoughts wander often when I pray, but perhaps I don’t take the time to go there and ask God what they mean. This is a great application of “take every thought captive.” Thanks.

    1. Author

      Thanks Betsy. I hope God reveals his truths and love as you take your thoughts captive in prayer.

  2. Wonderful reminder, Rachel. Yes, I too have wandering thoughts when I pray! (Especially when I wake up in the middle of the night with a burden on my heart.) I try so hard to focus, but I need to remember to give those thoughts over to God. Thank you for this great lesson!

    1. Author

      Ah, yes, wandering prayer thoughts in the middle of the night. Someone once said to me simply add Amen at the end and it turns those thoughts into a prayer.

  3. That old hymn: “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it . . ” is never more true for me than when I’m praying. I start out with my prayer list and end up with my shopping list or my do-list or my reading list. Endless distractions and I give in to them without so much as a protest. Thanks for your words, encouraging us in our focus. God deserves our undivided attention.

  4. This is such a good word, Rachel. THIS–“Perhaps our wandering thoughts should become the content of our prayers.” I could relate to your story about jealousy, as God showed me some jealousy in my heart this year as well. Thank you for being so vulnerable with that. #RaRaLinkup

  5. Oh Rachel, yes jealousy sneaks in when we least expect it. Root it out-no flourishing for you of it. Neighbors at Holley’s this morning. Hugs. Susan

  6. Incredible message, Rachel! What a blessing to visit with you today! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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