image14

PRAYER: The Benefits & Blessings

  

There are many mornings and nights we find ourselves alone with our concerns and have many questions about the complexities of life, this is a time when God would like to speak to us if we would only pray. Prayer is a special place of communication with God. He knows all things and as hard it is to believe, with His wisdom knows the very number of hair on our head. Our God is omnificent (having unlimited powers of creating) omnipresent (everywhere at the same time) omnipotent (infinite in power). There is none like Almighty God to have a privileged conversation over the most intimate fears we face as human beings. Prayer is an open door to come boldly into His presence. “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” I Peter 5:7…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6-7 


Early morning or late in the evening hours of our day, whatever time of day you pray, the deed of prayer will preempt or completely resolve whatever issue burdens us. Addressing the problem in prayer provides an opportunity for God to hear our request and send help that will bring relief to the weight you are bearing. You’ll find a remarkable sense of peace that will envelope your soul, giving you strength to continue on your journey called life. Prayer is meaningful and 

effective in its purpose to us. Our answers are installed in prayer and pondering on the problem or ignoring it will not accomplish what we seek.

  

“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; and the door will be opened to you” Matthew 7:7    


The search for God’s help is worth every effort you employ – there is no substitute of time and energy that is devoted to your time in prayer. There is nothing like the support you receive and at the very least you will rest in having a confidential conversation with God of all the anxiety, pressure or stress you bear. You can think of prayer as a shelter in the midst of a storm.  Here are some benefits in prayer. 


*  We  have the invitation by a Sovereign God

*  To lay everything that worries us before His throne in prayer.  

*   God Promises to help with his divine intervention. 

*  God’s Resolution is a measure of strategy that you would never think of in the order that is favorable to sustain you. 

 

My Cup Runneth Over … Psalms 23

  

It is in that precise moment when our lives feel it is not sufficient and empty, we need God. Whereas our God is gracious and promises to provide a helping hand. Psalms (verse 5b) “Thou Anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” Consider the following; it is common sense, the one who holds an empty cup is the vessel that needs filling up. Our provision comes from the Lord, and our cups run over with the wonderful treasure that is contained in that cup.  Glory to God! 

  

David the Shepherd boy found himself alone and away from his family on those long lonely nights on the hills of Bethlehem (I Samuel 17),   He tended his father’s sheep and watched to keep the lion and the bear away from the sheepfold. As a good shepherd he carefully filled the trough with water until it spilled over, marking it full and running over. The task was difficult, but he faithfully carried the water from a stream nearby to the place where the sheep could quench their thirst. 


Here is a question we can ask ourselves, what did David realize during his isolated life? The answer is very clear, he was not alone. We too are not alone nor exempt of the comfort and fellowship of God. David wrote many of the Psalms (prayers sung to music on his harp).

Praying to voice his personal praise and supplications to God, allowed him to commune with the Shepherd of his soul. The first verse declares in Psalms 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.”

It is an awe-inspiring privilege to approach God in prayer. Let us be encouraged to persevere on spending time in prayer to communicate with the creator and Savior of this world to discover the blessed assurance in this unprecedented relationship. And to experience the security obtainable in those special moments in prayer for your deliverance from the obscurity of live and rejoice in the peace that surpasses all understanding as promised to us.      

“And the peace of God; which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts minds through Christ Jesus.”    Philippians 4:7


Prayer:  Lord Jesus God our Savior, I offer you praise and thanksgiving for  watching and keeping me every day. I repent of my sins and ask that you help me to seek and find a better way, my trust is in you. I pray you will guide my life to choose righteousness and  truth. Help me overcome my fears with courage and faith, to rejoice in victory.  I ask this in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.