Desiring Prayer

     In the Christian faith it can be said that the most neglected privilege we have is prayer.  Learning to pray is difficult, time consuming, and requires discipline.  Prayer is how God gives us many of the things He has for us.  Prayer is the way we know God, the way we treat God as God.  Prayer is the key to everything we need to do and be in life.  We must learn to pray.  The supremacy of prayer is exemplified from the words of Paul when He writes to the Ephesians, “I keep asking that you may know him better.”  Paul does not see prayer as merely a way to get things from God, but as a way to get more of God Himself.  Prayer is a striving to “take hold of God” (Isa. 64:7).  The hardness of prayer is accentuated when we can think of nothing great that is also easy.  Prayer must be, then, one of the hardest things in the world.  If you struggle greatly in this, you are not alone.  The richness of prayer is appreciated when we understand that prayer is a natural human instinct. 

     When you pray do you experience peace, joy, love, and bliss?  Do you experience the deep rest of the soul that we need?  Through prayer in Jesus’ name and trust in His salvation, we come as one spiritually fit for the presence of the King.  Prayer tunes our hearts to God as well as it changes those around us.  We need more prayer.  Let your journey in prayer begin with a strong desire to communicate with God, for there is absolutely nothing so great as prayer.

Jim LetiziaComment