Why I Love Prayer
- I love prayer because prayer gives strength, or rather, prayer is our strength. A Christian living without prayer is like a fish out of water. It will soon dry up and die. When I was growing up, people used to say, “One week without prayer makes one weak.” (Unknown)
- I love prayer because it is proof of our total reliance on the Almighty God. When we pray, we surrender all to God. When we pray, we submit to God’s authority and guidance. We worship God through prayer. We yield to God’s leading through prayer.
- I love prayer because it removes all pride and arrogance. When things happen, it’s not our intelligence, neither is it our skills, gifts, education, connections, or wealth. We should stop fooling ourselves that we are in control of what happens in life. After all, “control is an illusion.’ (Unknown) When things happen, it’s because God is working in our lives. Prayer keeps us away from pride and arrogance; pride and arrogance keep us away from prayer.
- I love prayer because through prayer we get to praise and thank God for who He is. We thank God for what he is doing/will do, through prayer. Prayer is the channel through which we express our attitude of gratitude to our Father in Heaven.
- I love prayer because through prayer we communicate with the Creator of the universe. We tell our Father our concerns and struggles, through the avenue of prayer.
- You might have some faith without prayer but you cannot have effective prayer without We grow in faith as we pray. We exercise our ultimate trust and belief in God through prayer. The time, value and emphasis we put in prayer are a direct reflection of our faith in God.
- Prayer teaches patience – it teaches us to slow down while waiting upon the Lord. Our rushing and busyness rob us of the benefits of hearing from God. Sometimes we are too fast to see God at work, or to hear what God is saying. When we pray, we learn to listen. We learn to wait for God’s direction. We learn God acts in His own time, at His on God-determined pace.
- Prayer changes our will, and it puts everything into perspective – God’s perspective. Prayer matures us. There is no Christian maturity without prioritizing prayer. We pray for God to change our situations, but as we pray more, God changes us and how we perceive our situations.
- Prayer calms a tumultuous, stormy heart. It quitens the soul. It brings you to a place where you can feel the very heartbeat of God. Prayer senses the comfort of the Holy Spirit. We receive peace, the affirmation that God is with us, through prayer.
- Prayer is all we have, when everything else is stripped away. Prayer is our source of life. It is our gateway to the presence of God.
- Go ahead and prayer. No one can take that privilege away from you.
- You could be in prison, you could be in the midst of strife; you could be in the bathroom, shower or anywhere else.
- Go ahead, call on His name.
- He will hear you.
- Pray today.
- Pray now.
- Pray regularly.
- Pray when you feel like it.
- Pray when you don’t feel it.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – I Thessalonians 5:16-18