A One-Way Prayer Providing Help During Bipolar Moments
It is no secret that prayer is very important to me in managing my bipolar. Anxiety washes over me like a tsunami, I pray to God. Anger reaches its boiling point and I reach out to the Prince of Peace. Depression drags me deep into the valley, I look to Jesus to be my Shepherd through the dark.
I am really good with those prayers that are spoken in the heat of the battle. What happens is my prayer life ends up being a one-way conversation with God. There is absolutely no problem with this way of praying. However, I try to incorporate different types of prayers in my day in order to grow closer to Him.
The Two-Way Prayer
But what about having a two-way conversation with God? This is where you do less talking and more listening.
Two-Way Prayer Ideas
- You can read a chapter from the Bible. Do not know where to start in the Bible? Ask God to reveal to you what He wants to show you during your time together.
- You can pray for other people. Make a list of people that you would like to pray for. While it may be difficult to pray for everybody each and every day, you can divide up the week so you can pray for different people on different days of the week.
- Listen to worship music.
Pick a time during the day that you are most alert and focused. Also, you need to find a location that is free from distractions.
More Ideas to Come
These are just a few of my favorite ways to have a two-way conversation with Jesus.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and describe your prayer life and any ways that you use to help you pray..