There’s a lesson I learned regarding prayer, especially in a thirty-thousand-foot prayer; you pray until. That’s what it means when it says pray without ceasing, never stopping. When should one stop praying for results? Until…
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When Prayer is Your Only Option
The reason for the “thirty-thousand-foot prayer” was born from the compassion I felt for a husband whose wife had a stroke and struggled to regain her life as she knew it, prior to becoming a stroke victim. In this series and using this experience, we will cover the following points to give you the best idea of how the thirty-thousand-foot prayer came to be:
1. Responding when our only option is to pray.
2. Recognize when a thirty-thousand-foot problem is present.
3. Praying for others with compassion.
4. Praying when you need something that you can not provide for yourself or by yourself.
5. Never stop praying.
In this web-post, I want to speak specifically about how to pray with compassion. What it looks like to take your prayer for your biggest prayer requests to the next level or in the case from thirty-thousand-feet, down to the ground.
In this message, we discover a prayer tool that changed my life and the lives of many I’ve shared it with. The tool is simply this, when you pray for others, find a way to place yourself in their shoes before you open your mouth.
Although most of us have them, we rarely realized that we’re facing a thirty-thousand-foot problem. And even if we knew we had one, even fewer know what opportunity rests just beyond the actions we take to overcome one.
In this final series of the Thirty-Thousand-Foot Prayer, we tell the story of an event that inspired this concept in the first place. When you pray for others have you ever considered putting yourself in the person’s shoes?