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Leigh Gray

Leigh Gray

Leigh Gray is married to Clayton and has four children: Tucker, Emmajoy, Sarahjane, and Elleigh. She is the author of Mommy Moments Devotional booklet and Journaling the Joy of Jesus; an intimate look into her personal walk with the LORD.  Leigh is the Co-Founder of Speaking Thru Me Ministries, a fee-free event resource for churches.  You can find more information about Leigh Gray at:


Faces of Prayer

by Leigh Gray

A few weeks ago I was reading the words of a dear friend talking about the way her youth minister prayed. It was unlike anything she had ever seen or heard before. His prayer had so much passion that she could not help, but to open her eyes and see for herself Him talking to the Lord. In her words he was "giving his best" even in prayer! I want to do that!

Many things the Lord could ask of me would not seem near as hard, difficult, or overwhelming as prayer. I really do believe I could move anywhere, witness to the scariest of sinner, or even give up my most beloved food (ha ha) easier than being more devoted in prayer. I know that sounds so horrible for a person in ministry, but I do not think it is uncommon for prayer to be difficult at times. In fact I know it is not uncommon.

I am a "prayer", but it does not come easy to me. I have a hard time focusing, I have a scattered brain with multiple thoughts going on at one time, I have a hard time sitting still, and I am impatient! In the very basic sense prayer is a struggle for me daily. Even with the impending sickness that my daughter is going through, it is still difficult to pray at great lengths about that situation. I will, I do, but like I said it does not come easy.

I know from experience there is so much power in prayer. I have seen it for myself and heard different accounts from other Christians. But I will be the first to tell all that Satan too knows the power in prayer and will do everything possible to stop that kind of interaction between the Lord and His people. As difficult as it may be I will not stop pursuing the Lord in this avenue. Not only because He beckons me, but because He commands it!

Luke 9:29 "As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as a flash of lightning." Taking the time to come to the Lord with any and every situation can make all the difference in the world. When I have spent time with the Lord in prayer I pray that I have given Him my best. I pray that like Jesus the appearance of my face will change because I have released the burdens, engaged in the power, and truly experienced the Holy One. Without saying a word at times prayer can completely change not only your life, but your day! Be disciplined; listen to the voice of the Savior.

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