Romans 12:2 NLT Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Psalms 4:1 NLT For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
Colossians 4:2 NLT Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
James 5:16 NLT Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
Have you ever been bullied? No one enjoys that. When people are mean to us, it hurts us and can make us angry or sad. When things happen in life that we don’t like, we might pray to God for Him to stop the bad things from happening or to stop people from being mean to us.
But the truth is–praying to God is not just about having Him change situations or how other people treat us. There’s another very important reason we pray to God. When we pray to God, it doesn’t just have the power to change others; it has the power to change who we are.
When we pray and remain connected with God, He shapes us and changes our hearts to be more like His.
In this episode we meet Tyler’s bully, Jimmy Hinkle. Tyler prays for Jimmy to leave him alone, but it seems like it just keeps getting worse. Watch as we see that it’s not until Tyler stops praying for the situation, and starts praying for Jimmy, that things get better in this final episode of Life of Tyler.
Question: Why do you think God wants us to keep praying for things even if it takes a while for Him to answer our prayers?