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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Key (02/14/13)

TITLE: Start With Prayer
By Peggy English
02/20/13


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“Prayer should be the key that unlocks and locks your day.” This is a phrase I have heard many times throughout my life. It didn't really mean much to me when I was younger but since then I have definitely grown in my faith. When I was younger I wasn't all that into praying or talking to God at all, which I’m sure is normal. I would see learning a new prayer as a chore, and that it wasn't going to make me a better person, it wasn't going to make me successful in life. But at a time in my life, around the time I was going to be confirmed, I realized that prayer wasn't just memorizing ancient prayers or bible passages, it was talking to God and letting him know you care and that you are grateful for him. Later I looked at prayer in the morning as kind of a “help me today” sort of conversation with God. It helped because if I had any big tests that day than I would always talk to God and ask him to help me remember. At night, before I went to sleep, I would just talk to God and kind of reflect on my day, apologize if I did something I knew I shouldn't have. But as of late, I was kind feeling like I was “using” God. I wasn't really talking to him as much as I was just getting reassurance from him. I felt kind of rude because it’s like when someone is only your friend because you’re rich, or they need help studying so they’re nice to you. So lately I have been talking to God every morning, just touching base with him, tell him scenarios that might happen today. At night I still reflect on my day, and tell him what I did. I know this is kind of funny because, he’s God, he sees everything I do every second of the day, but I am just doing what I was taught, locking up may day with my key, prayer.


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CD Swanson 02/23/13
Very good points in this short, yet long on meaning entry. I like how you realized that "speaking to God" about all things is really important. It's like having a "sit down" with your dad, and telling him things you did. Well, God is our Father and He loves hearing from His children.

Nicely done. I enjoyed this. Keep talking to God, I know I do!

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/24/13
I love this little piece. You did such a nice job of sharing parts of your life that will help those who read this. The only suggestion I have is break it into smaller paragraphs and double space between them.
I was touched by your relationship with Jesus. It's a great example for others.