Greetings in the name Christ,
This week, in our Lenten journey on Wednesday nights, we were looking at Power of a Prayerful Life. Prayer is central to us as Christians, it is our lifestyle. It is a privilege that God has granted us: to have a conversation with him. What a privilege it is to have a heart to heart dialogue with God. Our Lord Jesus Christ prayed and taught his disciples how to pray. Even the early church believed in a prayerful lifestyle.
We should not allow our busy lives and the demands of life to rob us of our prayer time. It a fact that we have full and busy schedules but if we don’t make time to pray it means we are excluding God in everything we do and that is not what we want. It is imperative that we make time and create space for uninterrupted prayer. The effort that one puts in and the sacrifices one makes when one wants to archieve something in life, one needs to put in the same effort for one’s spiritual life. I have observed that one can stay the whole night writing a business proposal or studying to get good grades, others stay extra hours watching a movie or a favourite sport, but when it comes to prayer, time then becomes a challenge. We are quick to say we are tired and busy or we don’t know how to pray. We learn how to pray by praying.
Our inner lives or inner person needs to be nurtured. As much as we make sure that we look presentable, modern and efficient on the outside, we need to take care of our spiritual lives. There is power in prayer; it’s an opportunity to share our joys and sorrows with God, an opportunity to praise and express our adoration for God, to pray for others and to make petitions.
In the book of Acts 16:25-26 “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.” The power of prayer, shook the walls of a Roman jail, as they were singing and praying. They were very aware of the existence of God and the power of praying.
In every situation let us take everything to God in prayer.
Peace be with us all