As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. – Psalms 138:3 (NLT)
Prayer—a word that conjures up a wide variety of thoughts. Some scoff, thinking that those who pray are only talking to an empty room. Others have been taught that it’s only for the “religious,” for priests or prophets or Sunday mornings at church. For others it’s something only for emergencies, to be used only when you need a miracle.
What about you? What do you believe about prayer?
C.S. Lewis said, “I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping.”
Prayer is simply communication with me, and when you are in relationship with me you will crave that communication. You will crave it as a new born babe craves milk, because it will be your lifeline. When you pray you will grow in new ways, you will be strengthen and comforted and will know that you are not alone.
You can pray at any time, at any place, whether in the quiet of your heart or with exclamation of your mouth. You can write your prayers down or sing them out. However you choose to do it, know that I am listening. I am attentive to your prayers.
Come talk to me.
Catalyst for Spiritual Growth
2 – Watch this video on the prayer filled life.
3 – Talk to a Christian friend or Pastor about their prayer life. Ask them about a time they felt God’s nearness while they were praying or about a time when their prayers were answered in unexpected ways.