Prayer is talking with God and it is about getting close to Him.It is not just about asking for things although this is part of prayer. When we pray it is good to tell the Lord how much we love Him,a time to thank Him for all He has done and how dependent we are on Him. We cannot do anything without Him!
Prayer is a perfect time to tell Him everything that is in our hearts and to give Him our requests. Confess anything that needs to be confessed.Praise Him for working powerfully in our lives.Some reasons to pray:
To speak to God. 1 Peter 3:12
and I love this one:
To have peace. Philippians 4:6, 7
To hear God. Proverbs 8:34
To have joy John 16: 24
To resist temptation. Matthew 26:41
To make your requests known to God. Matthew 21:22
I remember so well when I was ill and facing major surgery many people prayed for me and it is here that the bible tells us that "where two or three are gathered together in my Name, I am there in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20
Throughout I learnt that I can lay my burdens at His feet and He will always answer. Perhaps not in the way I expect or in my time but He is ever faithful.
And-a beautiful and thought provoking quote by Corrie Ten Boom:
"Is prayer your steering wheel or spare tire?"
And sharing some photos taken on a day out to the ocean.