The Power of Prayer


 

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Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.-Mahatma Gandhi

We are all children of God. He loves us and knows our needs, and He wants us to communicate with Him through prayer.

Prayer is a relationship with God, where we converse, worship, and sincerely seek God’s presence in our life

We know that He hears us, loves us and will respond, though not always in a manner we may expect or desire.

We need to communicate with God daily. Some people do it through a strict code or rituals either in a temple, mosque or a church, whereas some like me do it through a communication with him at all times.  Like a friend.  Friendship with God is built by sharing all your life experiences with him.  He wants to be included in every activity, every conversation, every problem, and even every thought. You can carry on a continuous, open-ended conversation with him throughout your day, talking with him about whatever you are doing or thinking at that moment, while shopping, driving, working, or performing any other everyday tasks

But does God answer your prayers. Well yes he does. In his own special way.

Through the intricate details and magnificent beauty of all that God has made, we can “hear” His voice. By observing the ant’s strength to store up food all summer long, we learn about wisdom and hard work.

And through planting and growing a garden, we “hear” about miracles of death and rebirth.

God may use a friend, a teacher, a parent, or a preacher to convey His message of truth to us. Their words may come as a warning, a blessing, or as a prophetic truth about our lives. Whether we choose to hear it or ignore it depends on us.

Sometimes God uses our circumstances to test our faith. We don’t always know how to interpret the things that happen to us. But we learn to accept it as God’s will.

Often through a combination of fasting and prayer, our minds become clearer and our hearts are more sensitive to God. There have been occasions where I had no clue what to do with the things going wrong in my life, but in faith I knew it will all wok out in the end. I knew He would answer.

A day, a week, maybe even months pass. Then one day in the shower or on a walk, a thought comes–that gentle “whisper” that could only come from Him, accompanied by His peace.

Does God speak to all of us the same way? No, we are all unique. He speaks so many ways, including through miracles.

So Go ahead and begin your day by communicating with God.

Stay Blessed!

🙂 Madhavi