Let us Pray: Susan Ferguson
It has been a long and busy week for me. I have found God’s strength though prayers though. This is the tragedy of our lives: busyness. We need to make the time to pray.God answers when we pray as prayer is communication with God. Prayer comes from a place of intimate relationship with the Lord. I found faith writers.com and I have been blessed so much by the site. Here is a write up that spoke to me. Hope it speaks to you.
Think for a moment how amazing it is that the Creator of the universe hears our prayers and answers them. God knows us by name and even knows the number of hairs on our head. (Matthew 10:30) Let’s keep our hearts in awe of the amazing God we serve.
A passion for the presence of God - God answers when we pray
The Bible tells us to pray and to ask God for what we need. (Luke 11:9-12) Answered prayer strengthens our faith and brings glory to God. The benefits of prayer are numerous. Through prayer and God’s Word, we come to know Christ and develop a relationship with Him. Through prayer, we partner with God, and by His grace, we accomplish what is impossible otherwise. Through prayer, we serve God, the Church, and the people we love. Through prayer, we offer thanksgiving to Christ, our Savior, for the free gift of eternal life. Through prayer, we confess our sins, and He faithfully forgives us. Through prayer and Bible study, God shows us His will for our lives. Through prayer, we give our burdens to Jesus and receive His sustaining strength. (Psalm 55:22) Through prayer, we ask for God’s wisdom, and He generously provides. (James 1:5) Prayer brings healing to the sick and gives comfort to those who mourn. Prayer renews our strength, diminishes our fears, softens our hearts, changes our focus, fills our hearts with peace, and gives us a new hope.
How can we afford not to pray? Prayer is for our good and is essential for our growth in Christ. As the New Year unfolds, there’s no better resolution than to devote more time to prayer.
Today’s freelance writer is a bookkeeper by day and a writer by night. Susan Ferguson lives with her husband in Madison, MS. She can be contacted via the faith writers.com forum.