Hope all is well and that this season is all that you desire it to be. Let’s jump right into today’s topic shall we? I thought I was simply going to drop a #Warrior Moment to you, but clearly the Lord had something different in mind, and I have no choice but to be okay with that. Prayer. What exactly is prayer? Wow. Prayer has many layers to it, but I want to focus only the significance of it.
So what is prayer? Prayer is a relationship, wherein we humbly communicate, worship, and sincerely seek God’s face, knowing that He hears us, loves us and will respond, though not always in a manner we may expect or desire (Velarde, Robert, n.d). Prayer can encompass confession, praise, adoration, supplication, intercession and more (Velarde, Robert, n.d.).
In addition, our attitude in prayer is important. We must not be haughty, but humble (Ephesians 4:2; James 4:10; 1 Peter 5:6, etc.). Seen in this light, to “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) means, in one sense, that we must always strive to have a prayerful attitude. Our prayers must come often and regularly, not from legalistic duty, but from a humble heart, realizing our dependence on God in every aspect of our lives (Velarde, Robert, n.d)
As you can clearly see, prayer is an essential component in our walk with God. It’s impossible to sincerely pray and worry at the same time. Can you see how the two just don’t mix? Before, I release your eyes, check out the following scripture and see for yourself what should happen after you truly pray: Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7, NLT). Until we meet again, I love you to life!
Mrs. Candace A. Stevens, The Risen Warrior
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Velarde,Robert (n.d.) Prayer and the Difference It Makes. Retrieved 2016 December 29 from: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/faith/faith-in-life/prayer/prayer