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Lessons from a Praying Mantis

Here are three lessons we can learn from a Praying Mantis.

Prayer Position

God designed a praying mantis' to appear to be praying. Their front arms are always in a bent position hence the name praying mantis. We can use this example in nature to remind us to pray to our heavenly Father daily. We should always be in a pray position no matter the circumstance or level of busyness that fills our day. God wants us to pray, be in communication with Him at all times. This means telling God about your day, your struggles, goals, accomplishments, feelings, etc. When we are in constant communication with our Lord, the problems, temptations, and struggles we face are diminished and God's presence, mercy, love, and strength are illuminated. Prayer is one of the most powerful tools God has given us, direct communication with God Almighty! Don't underestimate the power of prayer!

Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6b-7