The Opportunity To Pray

Think with me about prayer. It is one of the blessings of the Christian life. In prayer, we can talk with God. And the power of God is available to us.

Years ago, someone asked Albert Einstein about a good subject for a Doctoral dissertation. He replied, “Prayer; someone must find out about prayer.”

In Psalms 5:1, the Psalmist prays, “O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning.”

That should be our prayer as well.

What do we pray for? We pray for daily provision. We pray for guidance in decision-making. We pray for protection. We pray for healing.

Just yesterday, Holli made a post on Facebook asking for prayer for her brother, Russell as he had heart surgery. Thank the Lord, the surgery went well.

We pray for peace of mind. We may pray for a job.

Prayer is powerful and available to all of us. But in addition to praying, we need to put feet to our prayers. That means, at times, in addition to praying, we need to take action. It’s fine to pray for a job but we also need to look for a job.

The opportunity to pray is available to us. Through prayer we talk to the God of the universe. He hears our prayers and answers.

Someone has said that a day hemmed with prayer at both ends, (morning and evening), is less likely to come unraveled in the middle.

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