Prayer. Where would we be without it?
When I wondered what to write about in this blog post, I reviewed my past week and realized that one thing I had done often was pray.
I’m not saying this to pose as a super-saint, but as one who needed the assurance from God in several stressful situations.
My husband and I prayed in the hospital waiting room while we anticipated the birth of a new grandson. We prayed earnestly during labor and delivery. We prayed with joy after his arrival.
We’ve prayed for friends battling cancer or other health concerns for God’s healing and peace to be with them.
We’ve prayed for restoration and unity for those with strained family relationships.
We have also prayed for wisdom for our government leaders.
We’ve prayed for our church and its outreach in our community to reach out in love.
Prayer is one of the sweet gifts from God. He wants us to connect with Him, anytime, anywhere.
The Bible show us many occasions to pray:
- in joy
- in trouble
- in desperation
- in sickness
- for family members.
Look around. There are many reasons to pray with our eyes wide open.
Prayer is a connector between our hearts and God’s heart.
Find the assurance of prayer in these Bible verses:
“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and a full assurance of faith.” Hebrews 10:22
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcend all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
He hears our prayers.
“The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18
Because we have a Savior who intercedes on our behalf (Romans 8:34), we can have peace and hope.
Where would we be without prayer? Utterly hopeless.
When I hold my new grandson, I pray for him, his parents, his future. The assurance of a loving God comforts me with peace.
With prayer, we can face all that life gives us, with hope.
May the Lord strengthen you with His peace as you turn to Him in prayer.