Prayer Nudges

Prayer nudges from the Holy Spirit are easy to miss or overlook. They are opportunities for us to participate in the work of grace, healing, safety, and miracles. I know I have missed many of the opportunities given to me, but I’m learning to listen more closely to the nudges.

It was a strange dream. I don’t remember most of it. At the end, I was in a car that was about to be in an accident. The driver hit the brakes and I went flying forward. It was so strong that it jolted me awake. My first thought was, “Wow, that was intense.” I began to wonder if there was a meaning in it since now I was wide awake. Then I thought about a car accident. Mine? Someone else’s? So, I started to pray. I prayed for protection for my kids, husband. I just kept praying even though I didn’t know who I was praying for.

Throughout the day, my oldest son kept popping into my mind. I had this unusual worry about his safety. I prayed some more. Anytime he came to mind, I prayed for his safety. I was listening to the prayer nudges.

When he got home that evening, the first thing he said as he came through the door was that he was almost sideswiped twice. He said one was really close. He had to break and swerve to get out of the way. I immediately started thanking God for his safety and for the nudges to pray for him.

Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. (Ephesians 6:15-18 MSG).

Prayer is a powerful weapon we have. It brings change. It creates miracles. We don’t always see the difference it makes, but it makes a difference. Sometimes the prayers on our hearts are the Holy Spirit nudging us to participate in the Holy work of God. What a gift we have in prayer.

How do you respond to prayer nudges? Do you notice them? How is prayer making a difference in your life? Share your experience here and breathe life and bring hope to others.

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