The Power of Prayer

We are blessed to have a just, kind and loving God.  One of the many things about Him that are truly amazing is that the Almighty creator of the universe wants to have a relationship with me and with you.  The question that is often asked is “How?”   How can we as sinful, prideful human beings enamored with various details of this fallen world truly have this relationship with our Father in Heaven?  The answer my friends is simple:    By spending time reading His word and by spending time in prayer.   
If your significant other wrote you letters describing how they felt but you did not read them, then how would you know?   If you did not spend time talking to your husband or wife, then how would the two of you draw closer in your relationship?  It is imperative for us, if we are to be sanctified in our faith and continue to walk closer to Christ each day, to spend time in the presence of the LORD himself.   This is an area where we all, myself included, tend to struggle.   Let us remember what we learn in Philippians 4:6 when we are told “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”    During this time when everyone seems to be on edge, stressed and unsure of what the future holds, it is reassuring to know that God is in control of all things if we just submit ourselves before Him and humbly plea to the Lord, He will hear us.
A lot of people struggle with knowing how to pray.  Remember that prayer time should be an open, honest bearing of your soul to the God who created you and has a plan for your life.   If you are not sure how to go about this, listen to the words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in Matthew 6 when he states:
9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 
10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 
11 Give us today our daily bread. 
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 
13 And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from the evil one.
Simply put, praise God for the Holy Being that He is, pray for salvation and obedience and for our basic needs and requests, repent of our wicked ways and pray for the strength to resist temptation and Satan in the future.    Spending time with the Lord will strengthen your relationship with Him and give you the foundations of faith necessary to handle whatever this world throws at you.  God Bless you all in your Christian walk and prayer life!