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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Frnka

Lean into PTSD - Day 8 of Prayer

Prayer is much like brushing our teeth, some of us question why we need to do it. We tend to rationalize and say “God knows I love him” or “I have too much to do” or “He never answers my prayer” or we simply say “I don’t feel like praying.” Nevertheless it is critical for our lives. Much like taking the time to visit with a friend, stop for a drink of water, or grabbing a bite to eat, we should be diligent about our time with God. We should pursue time with Him. If it is difficult for you to find time or remember to pray, consider putting a daily appointment on your calendar or a reminder on your phone. Mark it “Dancing with Jesus.” You won’t regret it! 

Entering into a breathtaking and soulful dance with God elevates us. It places us above the noise, allowing us to radiate peace, love, and joy. This experience is calming, and offers us a sense of childlike wonder and serenity similar to flying a kite on a cool, crisp spring day. It fills our lives with love and laughter. Through prayer and meditation, we can restore our souls to their fullest potential and discover the profound joy of a life overflowing with peace, love, and joy.

Even in moments of fear, tears, and hurt, God calls us to live a lifetime of love and is always ready to dance with us, help us through or simply be present with us. Post-traumatic stress can sometimes alter our state, putting us on high alert or causing us to withdraw just as we reach the most blissful part of the dance. Through prayer and meditation, we can reconnect with God and receive the grace to find the courage to face our fears, shed the tears of hurt, and remain focused and connected with our divine dance partner during challenging times.

In those difficult moments, instead of pulling away, talk to Jesus. Share your frustrations, anger, and fears with Him. Let Him know how deeply you have been hurt. Then give Him the space to continue dancing with you. When you feel your heart beating in rhythm with His, your mind clears, and you are at peace, adopt a prayerful posture. Bow your head, breathe deeply, and bring your hands together at your torso. Take a bow and thank Him for the dance. Finally, take a deep breath, close your eyes, and feel the grace, love, and Divine presence of God within you.

Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us the words to express our emotions. Most especially Father, thank you for knowing my heart. We know that post-traumatic stress can cause us to react in ways that are not always in alignment with the person we truly are. Our reaction, Lord, can sometimes even be scary to those around us. In those moments, help us to take a prayerful posture, breathe in, and know that you are right there with us waiting for the next dance. Thank you for all the gifts that you have given to us. We are forever yours. Amen.

Thank you so much for joining us in prayer. Ya’ll have a beautiful day!

All My Love,


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To view Lean Into PTSD - Day 7 of Prayer click here.


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