Each of us has a passion and purpose in our lives and each of us face adversity. It is how we react to adversity will dictate our success or failure. Through these difficult times, prayer can strengthen us to persevere and hang on while the storm blows through.
To walk with God, we must learn to talk with God. Prayer is opening our hearts, our souls to God. It is offering thanks, praising His Name, and yes…. asking for guidance in difficult times. There is no greater comfort that to know that if all else fails, if your world is crumbling around you, God is there to love you, to guide you, and to give you strength. This assurance can flood your soul with peace. It can change an attitude of fear and negativity to tranquility and faith. And it’s not the words you pray, it’s what you believe in your heart when you pray. Talking to God might not change your situation, but it always transform the way you view it and react to it.
Our lives can be pretty hectic. So many times we get caught up in the race to be better or best; therefore, we need to set aside time each day for solitude and for prayer. It can be a quiet walk on the beach, it can be fifteen minutes behind closed doors at you office, or it can be kneeling at your bedside as the day ends. Talking with God can change your emotional battery and give you courage, the energy to be your best. But the real beauty of prayer is that you can pray anytime, anywhere. Just like communicating with your spouse, your kids, and your friends is critical to the health of those relationships, communicating with God is vital. The more time you spend with God the more clearly you’ll see life through God’s eyes.
Mac Anderson, Founder of Simple Truths and Successories