Ever since singer Ciara married NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, and mentioned that prayer was a huge factor, women everywhere have been begging her to divulge the particulars of the prayer.
A podcaster I listen to brought up a good point. She said that people are so focused on what exactly Ciara said in her prayer and less concerned about who she was praying to. Without a relationship with God, your prayers are moot.
My biggest irritation is that these women think that prayer is all there is to it. I want to believe that before Ciara sent up a prayer about the man she wanted, she first prayed that God would prepare her for what she wants.
Wanting a man, or a woman, that is kind, smart, beautiful, or whatever is a great goal to have. But if you are not in a place to receive that kind of person, then what’s the point?
In Ciara’s case, she was hurt and railroaded by someone she had planned to spend her life with. She had to pray for God to heal her heart and until she did that, she ran the risk of holding her new guy accountable for the last guy’s mistakes.
That’s a mistake a lot of us make when we jump into a new relationship or a new situation too quickly. It’s so easy to cry and scream to God about needing something new or better but God will not give you anything you are not ready for. That’s a wasted blessing.
Focus on praying for yourself before you fix your lips to ask for something or someone you aren’t ready for and will not appreciate.