Prayer is such an important part of our spiritual life. Prayer is how we connect with God. Prayer is how we sync with God. Prayer is how to lift up the Lord and we focus less on the world. The Lord said we should decrease so He could increase. We can do that through prayer. Prayer should always be about God first. We should bring our requests to Him through prayer but our prayers shouldn’t be about having our needs met and then about God. God should be first in all we do and that includes prayer.
Did Jesus pray when He was on earth? Absolutely! This indicates that we ought to pray as well. Prayer needs to be a way of life. Prayer should be a habit, a reflex, an everyday occurrence. Like I said, prayer connects us to God and God is almighty. When we pray, we connect to power. We connect to love. We connect to hope. We connect to peace. We connect to joy. We connect to the impossible made possible. We connect to wisdom. We connect to the truth. We connect to eternal life. We connect to victory. We connect to eternal salvation. We connect to faith. We connect to humbleness. We connect to guidance and counseling. Prayer is a connection that is underrated.
Today I want to encourage you to connect every day. Connect through prayer. Connec to Jesus. Connect to God the Father. Connect to love and hope. Make sure that your daily connection with God exceeds your daily connection to the world. Make sure that Christ in you is exalted and honored. Make sure that God is the One you turn to before you turn to the world. Pray every day. Pray and connect to what you need the most. God knows what you need every day and when you connect with Him, He connects you to what you need the most. Talk to God every day. Give Him a chance to talk first but be sure to talk as well.
Prayer goes hand in hand with faith. The Bible says that without faith we can’t please God. We can’t connect with God if we don’t have faith in Him. Prayer is an expression of faith. When you pray, you are showing that you know God exists and you know He listens. You can start your prayers by thanking God that He is with you, that He speaks to you and that He listens to you. That is a great way to start the connection. Start the connection by recognizing that your Lord is with you and that He will bless you.
When two people connect, there is usually some type of exchange between them. Exchange with God when you pray.Make your requests known but don’t make that your priority. I love to start my connection with God with thanksgiving and praise. That is how I connect the best. The Lord is in the praises of His people and when I praise Him, His presence can be tangible at times. My connection with Him is first about how much I love Him and adore Him. That is how I connect with Him the best.
Prayer is a connection that takes place no matter how we feel and no matter what we think. Prayer is not about emotions and feelings. It is an expression of faith that should happen no matter what is going on in our lives. Do we feel better after prayer? Sometimes and maybe most of the time but we need to learn to pray despite our flesh. We should make that connection with God knowing that He hears us even when we don’t feel it. God loves you so much, friend. He is attentive to your prayers and He loves connecting with you. Connect with Him as much as you can! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: 1 Chronicles 16:11; 2 Chronicles 7:14; 1 John 5:14