Thursday, February 21, 2008

The power of prayer

Husband and I have truly learned over the course of the last few weeks how strong the power of prayer is. We've recently experienced a trial in our lives that we never really expected to endure. Unfortunately, I'm not at a point where I can truly talk about the trial, but I am confident that I can talk about how the power of prayer has gotten us through.

One never really thinks about the power of prayer and how it changes our lives. When many are praying for the will of God to be done in someone's life, it can be felt. And Husband and I have definetly felt the power of prayer over the last few weeks.

I've often wondered why I get so lazy with my prayer life. How so many other things come first and get in the way? I can have a conversation with so many each day, but forget to just "talk" to my Father in Heaven. Why is this?



Feelings of inadequacy?

I'm sure they all play a role in those times when my prayer life suffers, but then God reminds me (sometimes gently, sometimes not-so-gently) that I need Him and only Him to make it through the good and the bad.

Psalm chapter 6 verse 9 says this, "The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer."

God hears our cries out for Him! Praise the Lord! He accepts our prayers and has mercy on us and lays out His will before us.

Psalm 17:6 always brings so much comfort to me as it says, "I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer."

Oh how I'm comforted by the fact that God hears me (and all of us) when we pray and I know that He will answer me in his own way. Will I agree with every outcome that I am delivered? Probably not. But, I can find comfort in believing that regardless of whether or not I agree with the outcome, God had His hand in it and it worked out according to His will.

God is so faithful and gracious and all-knowing and He knows better than we do how our lives need to play out. By praying to Him and trusting in Him and having faith in Him we can make it through anything.

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Queen Mother said...

I needed to be reminded of that today, Amy. Thank you. Waiting on God's answer is so tough sometimes (most of the time) and the acceptance of the answer can also be tough to deal with. You are awesome and I love you!!

Jennifer said...

Great post!

I tend to get laxed in my own prayer life. I try to set aside a time during my day to have some "on my knees" time with him.

That doesn't always happen.
I needed to hear this today...if only to know that I'm not the only one that struggles...

Queen B said...

Thanks for the reminder.

I was just thinking yesterday about how we spend so much time on the unimportant things and no time on the really important things. I'm not sure why. I can schedule everything else, but not time to pray...

Kelly said...

This is SO true!

You have to try the cake balls - SOOOOO good!

Lost is so good this year - isn't it?