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February 2, 2021 38 min
In general, most people have experienced or are experiencing some type of pressure. Hence, the need for this episode, Pressure Applied Prayer. Now, before going any further the educator in me wants to make sure we are all on the same page. Because the word 'pressure' has several different meanings.  So, for this post, the pressure we are referring to means burdens of physical or mental distress. No doubt, we can all agree, the COVID-19 pandemic put families around the world under a great deal of pressure. For me, I could not go through the pressures of life without pressing back with prayer.   Apply prayer to every situation  Have you ever heard the phrase "Prayer changes things?" I am a witness; I know prayer works. You see, I know for a fact that when I pray, God always hears me. And He has shown me as such, time and time again throughout my life.  Listen, in case you didn't know, God cares about what you care about. This is what the Holy Bible has to say about His care. 1 Peter 5:7 Amplified Bible says, "casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]."  Thus, when you seek Him in prayer in Jesus' name, He hears you and He will answer you. So, when the pressures of life overwhelm you, press back by applying prayer to each situation.  Prayer--the burden remover  Again, I cannot stress enough the importance of prayer because it is communication with God. You may ask, "But SD, how can prayer help me when I'm being pulled in all directions and I feel like I'm losing my mind?" Well, I'm happy to answer that very question as best I can with the help of scripture. Proverbs 3:6 New Living Translation says, "Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take." As you can see, when we seek God’s direction, He will show us who, what, when, and/or where.   In other words, no matter the pressure, God can and will lift those heavy burdens if you would just talk to Him about them.   Conclusion  In closing, if you are overwhelmed with the pressures of life then this podcast episode is for you. Join Lady V and me in our discussion—Pressure Applied Prayer.  Scriptures Referenced in Episode Discussion  Matthew 26:36-46  Listen to We R S.H.E.Talks Podcast  Use web player above blog post to listen or subscribe and listen via your favorite podcast platform.   Helpful Information  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  The Coronavirus (COVID-19)  Let’s do our part:  Wear a mask or cloth face covering Wait six feet or more apart Wash hands frequently  We R S.H.E.Talks Podcast episodes you may enjoy  Let It Go and Receive God’s Best – S2E20  A Safe Place to Lay Your Heart – S2E18  Eternity Awaits – S2E17  Identity Crisis–Do You Know Who You Are? S2E10  Set Free from Abuse – S2E3  Christianity Misunderstood--Understanding Grace - S1E9  Ask your questions or share your feedback  Comment on the episode Email feedback Follow and like us on Social Media Take our quick Audience Survey  Check out these links  spreadinghopeeverywheretalks.com  Devotionals and Prayer by Lady V  Get Merch with Positive Messaging  Credits  Music by Joakim Karud 
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