By Maria Fontaine
The Bible has a lot to say about our thoughts,and it makes an interesting study. For example, it says the Lord’s good thoughts toward us are innumerable, and that we’re supposed to hate vain thoughts (Psalm 40:5; 119:113 KJV).
One of the best ways to put our thoughts to good use is to turn them into prayers. Think of all the things you think about throughout the day—all the things you deliberately think about and all the random thoughts that run through your head. Now size them up and ask yourself what your thoughts are accomplishing. Are you transforming your thoughts into power that will bring about some good?
Are your thoughts helping to sustain a soul in need? Or are they turning a blind eye to the one who cries for help? Are they reaching out to answer a call? Are you tapping into heavenly power through prayer? Are you directing your thoughts to where they can make a positive difference?
God has given each of us this power, and He wants us to learn to use it. He wants us to learn to convert our thoughts into powerful prayer by praying for people and situations instead of just thinking about them. Thoughts turned into prayers materialize into God’s blessings, God’s intervention, God’s protection, power, strength, and healing balm poured out on those for whom we care.
Thoughts turned into prayers will accomplish great feats, make the impossible possible, and change the course of history! On the other hand, thoughts left running idle float off to oblivion, into the gray mass of nowhereland, into the cracks and crevices of complacency, where they will rot and ruin and go to waste.
Every time we think a thought, we can turn it into a prayer—all the time, anywhere, even when we’re all alone. For example, if you’re at home cooking and your thoughts turn to your kids at school, pray that they’ll have a good day. Or if while at work you start thinking about a difficult upcoming project, turn that thought into a prayer for the Lord’s strength for the task. Or maybe you pass by an accident while driving home—pray for those who may have been hurt, as well as for your own safety and others’ safety on the road.
All day long, no matter what else you’re doing, you’re thinking thoughts, but it’s how you filter and direct them that can make a difference. What you decide to do with your thoughts and where you direct them is what counts. As you learn to direct your thoughts in prayer, sending them on to where they can accomplish some genuine good, it will make your life easier and bring about miracles. Turn your thoughts into good by turning them into prayer. Tap into Heaven’s power by using your thought power!