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Chocolate Covered Prayer

10 Jan

What does chocolate have to do with prayer?

Absolutely nothing.

Then why mix the two?

I love chocolate and I love prayer. Comparisons are fun.

The two can blend in an odd sort of way. For example, some chocolate is bitter while other chocolate-blends are smooth and rich. Prayer can be described in the same way. Our prayers can be humbling, submissive, and giving while other prayers can seem quite irreverent.

Life alone should bring us to our knees, not to mention the mountain of reasons we have to pray with each new day. Whether prayer is shouted through angry or resentful tones similar to the bitterness of unsweetened cocoa, or whispered with reverence like the dreamy, delectable taste of milk chocolate…God always hears.

But isn’t it wrong to pray when our hearts are angry?

Not at all. What a better way to squelch that anger than to pray.

God knows each of us…individually. He knows the number of hairs on our heads. Wow, that’s pretty amazing in and of itself. He knows we are emotional people. Not that we mean to be, but life happens. Our tone doesn’t surprise God because He already knows our hearts, what we are going through, and the circumstances behind it.

The impressive part is…at least we opted to pray. God wants us to come to Him with everything regardless how we feel.

Ephesians 4:26 states, “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.” KJV

The Amplified Bible says it this way. “When angry, do not sin: do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down.”

Praying bitter cocoa prayers has the possibility to transform our texture or our attitude from an angry rage into the smooth sweetness of melted milk chocolate. At that point, be willing to release the source of our fury, forgive, and receive God’s peace.

Always pray…and enjoy your chocolate!

Loretta

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2016 in Publications

 

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4 responses to “Chocolate Covered Prayer

  1. Darlene L. Turner

    January 11, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Love this, Loretta! Prayer is such an important part of our lives. God wants us to communicate with Him. And . . . we can do it with a mouth full of chocolate! Why not? 😉 Thanks for sharing this!

     
  2. Loretta Eidson

    January 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you Darlene. Prayer is such a part of my life, I couldn’t help but write about it. Chocolate just makes me feel better. Ha! I love comparisons and what a better way than to blend the two.

     
  3. foodfromthegarden

    January 13, 2016 at 3:39 am

    I love your delightful comparison. I love both, too.

     
  4. Loretta Eidson

    January 13, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Thank you Linda.

     

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