Developing confidence in conversations with God. In other words, simple, faith-filled praying to God, conversing with Him because He has invited us to do so. It’s one of the privileges of being a child of God, an act we can engage in whenever and wherever we want or need to. I am so thankful, because prayer has certainly saved me and my loved ones from various harmful things on multiple occasions. Likewise, I’ve heard from others who have had answers to prayer and I know I’ve been among those praying for those people.
Now onto today’s inspirational thought…
“We must develop confidence in simple, believing prayer.
We need the confidence that even if we simply say,
‘God, help me,’
He hears and will answer.
We can depend on God to be faithful to do what we have asked Him to do, as long as our request is in accordance with His will.
Too often we get caught up in our own works concerning prayer.
Sometimes we lose sight of the fact that prayer is simply conversation with God.
The length or volume or eloquence of our prayer is not the issue; it is the sincerity of our hearts and the confidence we have that God hears and will answer us that are important.
Sometimes we try to sound so devout and elegant, that we get lost. If we could ever get delivered from trying to impress God, we would be a lot better off. We should remember that prayer is made powerful by the sincerity of it and the faith behind it.”
–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”
This devotional emphasizing prayer addresses the simplicity that actually exists regarding prayer being a conversation with God–the truly personal nature of prayer versus the convoluted ritual many religions in the world have made of prayer.
When I and three small children, including my 4-month-old daughter, were facing certain death as we were trapped in a second-floor apartment surrounded by a raging inferno… I didn’t have time for a fancy formulaic prayer. All I could say was, “Jesus, help me get us out of here alive!” And He did and I did, by His grace and protection and miraculous power.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you believe in the power of faith-filled prayer?
Have you experienced the encouragement of answers to prayers?