The Privilege of Prayer

Updated: Feb 28, 2020

“Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked Him for.” (1 John 5:14,15HCSB)

At one time or another each of us has cried, “It’s me, It’s me, It’s me O’ Lord, standing in the need of prayer”. We’ve asked for things both small and great. We’ve petitioned the throne for our families and our friends. We’ve pleaded the blood, stood on the Word and recounted the promises. Prayer is a staple for the Christ follower.

Prayer is simply communicating with the creator of the universe. That’s awesome when you consider who we communicate with and the power and authority He has. We get the opportunity to talk to one who comforts in the midnight hour, wipes tears, heals diseases, delivers us from distress, lifts depression, encourages the discouraged, meets our needs, protects, provides, keeps, corrects, rescues, etc. etc. etc. Prayer is a beautiful thing but it must not be taken lightly, it is a privilege.

Prayer should be done reverently and consistently. We pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Now more than ever before prophecy is being fulfilled before our very eyes. With all the turmoil in the world, and storms that arise both on the inside and the outside, we need God. There is always something and someone that needs prayer. We pray for our country, that we look to God in all things. We pray for our leaders, that they are led by God’s spirit and that His will is done. We pray for our community, our families, our friends and ourselves. We get the opportunity to get on our knees and stand in the gap for loved ones, far and near.

Let’s not waste the chance to pray. Value His voice, He values yours. He hears us and He promises to answer.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in all things by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make your request known. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

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