Lately I’ve been realizing how crucial prayer is in walking with my Savior day by day. It’s something that I’ve slacked in over the years. Prayer is something that’s hard to understand. What exactly does prayer do? I don’t know sometimes. But I do know that it’s essential. It’s powerful. And it’s something so simple, that I often forget how big it is.
It connects us to our Creator.
“יהוה has heard my pleading; יהוה receives my prayer.” Psalm 6:9
It’s a way to love one another.
“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those cursing you, do good to those hating you, and pray for those insulting you and persecuting you,”
“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
1 Timothy 2:1-4
It gives us courage and faith.
“And He spoke a parable to them, that they should always pray and not lose heart,” Luke 18:1
It keeps our souls from harm.
“Watch and pray, lest you enter into trial. The spirit indeed is eager, but the flesh is weak.” Mathew 26:41
It works in ways we cannot see.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
It makes miracles happen.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14
Yeshua showed us how to pray.
“But He was often withdrawing Himself to lonely places and praying.”
“This, then, is the way you should pray: ‘Our Father who is in the heavens, let Your Name be set-apart, let Your reign come, let Your desire be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into trial, but deliver us from the wicked one–because Yours is the reign and the power and the esteem, forever. Amen.'”
I hope these verse and quotes encourage you to today.
Whatever you’re holding inside your heart, pour it out before Him. He’s waiting to hear your voice, to bring you peace when you surrender, and to refresh your thirsty soul with His Spirit.
♡ Ephesians 3:16-21 ♡
I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you
with power through His Spirit in your inner being,
so that Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Messiah, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
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 glory in the assembly and in Messiah Yeshua throughout all generations, for ever and ever!