January 28, 2022
Prayer is a powerful component of the Christian life. Through prayer, we have the opportunity to speak with our Heavenly Father “who is able to do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or think according to His power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
Some may read that and become intimidated by prayer. However, there is simplicity in prayer as much as there is privilege. Prayer is simply talking to God. It’s speaking about your day, your concerns or worries, your family or neighbor’s needs, or your own spiritual progress. Taking all of these things to Him is what we are to do.
Think of a child who speaks to their parents. They may ask something from them or hold a conversation about trivial or important matters. That is a part of their relationship and living with each other. There is also great love held for one other. That simple example is exactly what prayer is like. It’s based on a relationship.
Prayer doesn’t need a great performance. It begins only with a call to God and from there you go on. Prayer is our opportunity to confess our sins to God so that we may be cleansed (1st John 1:9). This is one of the many promises of prayer in the Bible.
Many thoughts may travel in your mind as you pray. You may experience a time in prayer where you’re not sure what to say. It happens to all of us. Just remember that God hears all of your prayers and all of your concerns.
Speak what is on your mind. Ask for what you need. Pray for those around you and the needs that you know they have. You may not be able to do much for them, but God can. And bringing these things to God is a great way to show you care.
It is a great comfort to know that all of your prayers are heard by the only One who can do anything about them. Yes, there is great power in prayer, not because of us, but because of Him.
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