Prayer is a lifeline. Even people who have no relationship with the living God request prayer and admit to praying. It seems it is built into our human DNA to pray when we do not know what else to do.
Life has taught me to treat prayer as a daily essential, rather than a last resort. I lived my first twenty-five years relying on my own wisdom and grit to make life work, and I must admit, I got by.
But I wanted more. I was created with a God-shaped hole in my life (and so were you), and I tried to fill it with everything but Him. I got myself an education and a husband. I had a house in the suburbs and a family in the works. I had or was in hot pursuit of everything I thought would fulfill me, yet emptiness pervaded my heart.
Then I found God. Actually, He found me. In fact, He'd been pursuing me all along. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, and my life changed; I was fulfilled in ways I'd never dreamed. I learned to pray and my family saw many answers to prayer; but still, I was often in the driver's seat, and it was a bumpy ride some days.
I'm fifty+ years old now, and some of the most trying circumstances of my life occurred in the past decade, but it was the best decade of my life in more ways than I can count. God used those trials to bring me to a place of total surrender and rest in Him.
Prayer is a lifeline. Prayer works. Prayer changes things, starting with us. When God's children pray in faith, He moves heaven and Earth to answer.
On my first blog (Glass House Ministries), I wrote a post about prayer that remains my favorite. If you'd like to read it, click here: Breathing Life into Dead Places.
Our prayer ministry began with Glass House, and it continues today. If you or someone you know would like to be included on the list of those we are praying for, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
God bless you all,