Doing the Work
How do you take this metaphor and dig prayer ditches? Follow these steps.
I often think about what I need, but I often don’t present it to God. Put your needs to words, asking God to meet the need.
Expect God to answer your prayer, to fill the prayer trench you just made. Anticipate how He will answer, and plan on Him meeting your needs.
Thank God for His provision, even before it happens. Make this part of your prayer life. Picture Him filling up your prayer ditch with water, doing the thing which is easy for Him. Thank Him before it happens, when it happens, and after it happens.
Father, thank you for inviting me to join you in the easy task of meeting my needs. Thank you that you care enough for me that you desire to fill my needs without effort. Help me to bring every care to you. Equip me to anticipate you’ll meet these needs. Prompt me, Holy Spirit, with gratitude each step along the way. Amen.