Have you ever had a close, intimate and satisfying relationship with someone you never talked to? Of course you haven’t and it’s ridiculous to think it’s possible. So why would we pretend to have a close relationship with God, without prayer?
Prayer is communication with God. Through prayer we offer our praise and worship to the One True God who deserves all praise. Extolling all the virtues of God’s greatness helps us see life from His perspective. It helps us see ourselves in proper relationship to Him. We are His servants. He is our God.
Prayer communication is a two way street. We talk to God and He talks to us. We don’t just bring our cares, worries, frustrations to Him. But He speaks to us, revealing Him self to us through prayer. There have been times when I puzzled over how a certain thing was going to work out in my life and through prayer God calmed my fear of uncertainty and answered my requests, further building my trust in Him. He helps us recognize all things are possible when we believe Him. He gives rest to those who seek Him wholeheartedly through prayer.
Ephesians 1:17-20 NKJV records some powerful blessings that come through prayer.
- You receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him
- Your eyes of your understanding being enlightened
- You may know what is the hope of His calling
- You understand the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints
- You understand exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe
Prayer is a mighty piece of God’s armor we are called to use in our fight to remain victorious in this life. Read Ephesians 6:10-20, paying close attention to verse 18. After all the putting on of the various pieces of armor, Paul urges us to pray in the spirit always, being watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Why? Because critical we stay connected to our power source.
How’s your prayer life? Are you seeking to know God through prayer? He’s waiting to talk with you? Looking for peace that surpasses all understanding? Look up to the One who can provide that peace, Jesus Christ.
Lord Jesus thank you for hearing our prayers, calming our fears and speaking to us through prayer. Thank you for giving us the spirit of wisdom, revelation and knowledge of God, greatness of your power and the hope of your calling through prayer. Enable us to understand the riches of your glory and greatness of your power towards us. In Jesus name Amen.
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