The Invitation: Read the account of Jairus in Matthew 9:18-26.
The Journey: Think back on a time in your life when you had to search for the Savior to find strength beyond your own. Try to remember the process you went through in that search. Was it scripture study, more meaningful prayers, or another avenue that led you to Christ? Apply one of those principles today.
There was a time a while ago where my heart hurt so bad and I was filled with so much sadness, I found myself on the floor of my room just sobbing. (Awkward for me to be writing this right now...but I just gotta let it out there right?!!) My heart just seemed to hurt more and more with every minutes. I buried my head into a pillow or some sweatshirt or whatever was on the ground in front of me and I could barely even breathe because I was such a wreck.
Finally, it got to a point where I could make out a word or two in between sobs. And that's when I could finally speak; when I could pray. I pleaded out loud to the Lord. It was a choppy and scattered prayer. I'm sure it barely made any sense as I tried to form complete sentences between sobs, but He understood me.
This was one of the most heartfelt and meaningful prayers I have ever given. The memory is so fresh in my mind and just so powerful. It is powerful because prayer is powerful. True, genuine prayer can bring about miracles. You can pray anytime and anywhere and the Lord will hear you.
This is a simple principle, yet a principle that should never be overlooked because of its simplicity. I shouldn't have just applied this principle today, but everyday. But today, I made a point to pray throughout my day and when I prayed, I put my whole heart into it.
2 years ago