13 July, 2020
Acts 1: 10-14
The Bible tells us about the importance of prayer. I used to think praying meant having access to a quiet place, a church perhaps where I would be able to communicate with God- in an old fashioned kind of way! As a child, I attended a convent school and traditional prayer was so very popular. We prayed before breakfast, after breakfast, before school at our desks, when the lunch bell rang, after lunch etc etc etc – we prayers about 10 times a day! Prayer was just a routine for my 10-year old self however it did set a good foundation in my school years- a foundation that constantly reminded me of God’s existence although I may not have fully understood who God was. Once I became an adult and had children, our household grew to be chaotic and busy in the best of ways! I soon learned through friends that prayer can literally be done on the go! I slowly began to discover the real meaning of prayer and over the years, my approach to prayer has become like a daily walk with God. It has evolved into conversations with God while I wash the dishes, while I hang the clothes on the line and usually while I have my morning coffee. I no longer think about prayer as a chore the way I used to. His wisdom often brings light to a particular issue that I might have spent too much time trying to fix on my own.
Prayer is Worship
I love to listen to worship music particularly if I’m having a tough day. It seems to instantly calm me down and whatever might have been heavy on my shoulders suddenly disappears. Ultimately, however we choose to communicate with our Father, I believe He sees it as a form of prayer.
I may not see what happens in the spirit when we pray but I am beginning to understand that when we do pray, Good moves mountains! I have also seen the result of consistency in prayer. Remember Matthew 7 – Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. When I think of the times I have asked, knocked and sought God, He answered every single time.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever!