Esther from LEAD: Prayer

Esther, from Omaha, Nebraska is a recent high school graduate who shared with all of us tonight how God has changed her prayer life.

When she was a freshman in high school she attended this exact same youth conference, but coming into the conference her prayer life was not very strong; she felt like she didn’t know how to pray, and that her prayers just weren’t that important. She was restless, lacked peace, and felt disconnected from the Lord.

It all changed on Saturday night during Adoration when, in her restlessness, she cried out to God for an encounter with Him. Before she was even finished with her prayer, she felt His inviting warm presence overwhelm her and He said, “I miss you…”

That experience reminded her that prayer doesn’t have to be fancy or long; it’s just about you and God enjoying each other’s presence.

Esther encourages all of us in to spend some time in Adoration in quietness and stillness with the Lord so that He can reveal himself to us.

Written by Paul Masek
Paul Masek is Lisa's husband and is honored to be the father of four practically perfect kids ~ Jacob, Audrey, Kyle, & Dominic. For fun, Paul loves hunting, fishing, eating, hanging out with the fam, and impersonating Jon Lovitz. He claims to be the funniest person he has ever met - and his wife says he hasn't met enough people - because she is funnier. He also loves stirring it up and is the director of the REAP Team for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. You can find out more about Paul on Twitter & Insta - @clasekmasek