Saturday, February 25, 2006

Power of Prayer

As most of you know prayer is near and dear to my heart. At some point in time I'm sure you have heard the phrase, "the power of prayer." These words are so familiar, yet sometimes we forget what they mean. Prayer is a powerful tool for communicating with our Creator. It is an opportunity to commune with the giver of all things good. Prayer helps us find strength for today and hope for our tomorrows. Prayer isn't a thing to be taken lightly or to be used infrequently.

Is prayer an integral part of your life? Your family's life? Or, is it a hit or miss habit? Are you one to "pray without ceasing," or is your prayer life an afterthought? Are you one to regularly honor God in the solitude of the early morning hours, or do you bow your head only when others are watching?

The quality of your spiritual life will be in direct proportion to the quality of your prayer life. Prayer changes things, and it changes you. Today, instead of turning things over in your mind, why not turn them over to God in prayer? Instead of worrying about your next decision, ask God to lead the way. Don't limit your prayers to meals or to bedtime. Pray constantly about things great and small. God is listening, and He wants to hear from you. I guarantee it!


Corry said...

Prayer is part of my life, but I should do it more often.

Thanks for the reminder:-)

Are you finally getting over your cold?

God's Grace.

Gayla said...

This is a timely reminder as we head into Lent (and the Lenten blog) next week.

I think this is one area in my life that has been sorely lacking.

Suz said...

Prayer is defintiely apart of my life. I believe so much in the power of Prayer.

Hugs Suz

HeyJules said...

Prayer is still a "hit or miss" thing for me but I'm happy to say it is much more "hit" than it used to be. I continue to work on that!

I decided to make prayer a big focus for this year and I pledged to God to do better at the "hit or miss" strategy I was employing and now, if its a "miss" day, He'll usually wake me up in the middle of the night to gently remind me. Or not so gently. Depends on His mood...

jettybetty said...

I am sometimes amazed at how prayer changes me! Great thoughts here.

u2canpray said...

I love to quote this verse at the end of my prayer: "Now to Him able to do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think- infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes or dreams." (Eph. 3:20)