Let’s face it.  Prayer is hard to understand!  Maybe you wonder if prayer has any real benefit or is a duty just for religious people!  Or maybe you're at a loss for what prayer really is or achieves. 

After all is said and done, prayer is nothing more (but nothing less) than “being in the presence of God” - though we still stand here on this solid earth in the full light of the material world.

Prayer is a stance and attitude that we adopt signifying our reliance upon His love and awesome power rather than the foolish alternatives given by the world.  When we engage in prayer, we are declaring that we have the strength and good will of Almighty God sustaining us though the weight of the world oppresses us.

 

Prayer is simple child-like dependence and devotion of one who implicitly trusts in God.  It is a love song sent up from a heart overflowing with adoration and passion for its Creator.  It is the soul-wrenching lament of one trapped in the mire of loneliness and pain.  Prayer is the crying out of one life for the deliverance of another.

Prayer is talking with God but it is also sitting silently before Him.

Prayer is the giving of thanks and praise to the Most High but is also the receiving of the blessings of His presence, joy and peace.

 

 

To NOT pray is to be completely and utterly alone though surrounded by a sea of people.  But to really pray is to be with God as we walk along through life.

To NOT pray is to languish in failure and futility however successful the World tells us we are.  But to really pray is to be about our highest calling of all.

Let us be careful then to be a people who pray.

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the Word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ…” (Colossians 4:2-4).