Prayer is a gift in so many different ways. First of all, prayer is our way of communicating with God. Isn’t it amazing that – because of Jesus – we can approach God anytime and anywhere? And God is waiting for us.
God’s there, listening for all who pray,
for all who pray and mean it.
(Ps. 145:18, MSG)
A wondrous thing about prayer is the fact that we are heard. We feel better right after our amen even though it is only the beginning. God will answer our prayers in his time.
Prayer is also a gift to others. There’s such power in intercession that we can’t really understand. Prayer starts divine chains of events that we can only marvel and joyfully receive the answers for our prayers.
Prayer is a gift
Mother Teresa has said “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”
And that’s prayer at its best. In prayer, we receive tender loving care and we can feel God’s sweet presence. Also, we can hear God’s voice much clearer than in the midst of our every day lives.
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jer. 33:3, ESV)
Prayer is a gift also because it reminds us of the fact that this world is not everything there is. It reminds us that we have an awesome God: Living God and God of peace and hope.
In prayer, we live in the Holy Spirit and that’s the most blessed life ever. Prayer is also a channel for all the gifts and blessings of God. It is a lifeline for us. So let’s use it. In abundance. From dawn to dusk. And, my friend, if you do this, you will be pleasantly surprised.
I don’t know anyone who’d regret praying. The more we pray, the more we want to pray. Become enchanted with prayer, fall in love with Jesus.
Thank you for the gift of prayer and
for hearing each and every prayer of ours.
We come to you as incomplete and brokenhearted as we are.
Lord, we surrender to you.
Heal what needs to be healed.
Freshen what needs to be freshened.
Renew what needs to be renewed.
But, most importantly, bless us.
Speak to our hearts.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How is your prayer life? What form of prayer has specially blessed you?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you keep on prying without ceasing!