My Reverse Oreo Cookie Recipe for Prayer
Recently Shell Cowper-Smith was sharing Graham Cooke’s formula for prayer that he calls a “faith sandwich.” It’s “praise + prayer + praise.”
I very much liked the concept and I labeled it my “reverse oreo cookie.” I take the purity of my devotion TO Him in the knowledge of His love, His goodness, and that He hears my prayers.
I then take my “dark” need and present it to Him in prayer, supplication, and sometimes travail and tears. Finally, I give Him my song of praise and worship that He has heard me. From that point on, until resolution comes, I actively rest… as my friend puts it, STAND, in His peace.