Charles Hadden Spurgeon once profoundly declared, “Prayer is always the preface to a blessing.” Let these words sink deep into your soul, for they hold a truth that resonates across time and space. Why we pray is simple. Prayer, my dear Sister, is like a mystical key that unlocks the boundless power of heaven and brings it soaring down to us here in this earthly realm. It is a sacred invitation to step into the very presence of God, where majesty, strength, and an unfathomable love await us.
Imagine the sheer wonder of entering the illustrious throne room of our Creator, where we can pour out our hearts, unveil our deepest desires, and lay bare our vulnerabilities. Through prayer, we communicate with the Divine and find solace, guidance, and the tenacity to navigate the complexities of this erratic existence.
In these moments of intimate, sweet connection with our Heavenly Father, we experience the fellowship of the Divine. We talk to Jesus!
But we don’t only “talk”.
More importantly, we listen attentively, attuned to the gentle whispers and profound wisdom flowing from God’s heart. Prayer bestows upon us the resolute fortitude to face the trials of this bewildering world and empowers us to gracefully embrace the chaos, knowing that we are enveloped in the infinite love of our heavenly Papa-God. That is clearly why we pray.
What a fellowship; what a joy divine!
Have you ever pondered the indubitable honor and distinct privilege it is to approach God in prayer? It’s a holy, sacred moment not limited by space, distance, or time.
It reminds me of a classic TV show, “I Dream of Jeannie.” Do you remember it?
The show’s premise is that this beautiful genie (played by Barbara Eden) would instantly and magically appear whenever her “master” called her. TO BE CLEAR: God is NOT our “genie,” and we are not His master. Far from it!
He is always with us when we need Him. He doesn’t have to “come” to us either because He never leaves us. I simply gave the television reference to give you an idea of how ready He is to help us anyplace and anytime.
Watch the trailer, and you’ll DEFINITELY see the spiritual parallel!
Maybe a better example is the television show Quantum Leap. In this show, the guy travels through time and has a hologram friend who is always there to help.
Quote: “No matter what happens, I am going to be with you every step of the way until we get you home.” Here is another video snippet to drive home my point. 🙂
Well, these analogies are getting goofy.
So, let me just say prayer is a fantastic way to reach out to our Father and experience Him when we need Him.
All by just calling out to Him. He is there for you.
What’s better is that the very second you call, the actual Creator of heaven, earth, and everything in between directs His attention specifically to you (TO YOU!!!!)
It’s a mind-boggling concept, isn’t it? How blessed we are to have a God who owes us nothing yet gives us access to everything!
What a priceless, timeless gift – albeit one we often take shamelessly for granted, right?
Talking to the Source of Everything is why we pray, Christian Woman.
Through prayer, God’s blessings flow from the heavenly realm; through prayer, intimacy with your Heavenly Father is cultivated and matured.
Through prayer, your anxious spirit is quieted, soothed, and healed.
Yeah, Girl, prayer is like the spiritual superhighway, the transport of every good and perfect thing in our lives.
Yep, again, it is one of the most neglected Christian disciplines. Crazy, right???
When you think about it, it’s really a sad testament to our dispensation how we misuse the gift of grace so freely granted to us. Prayer is an example of that, I think.
Generations of Christians dreamed of having access to the throne of God, and it sits within our very reach, unused and under-utilized. Geez!
Shame on us when we take this privilege for granted or neglect to see its power.
Christian Lady, if you haven’t caught on to what I’m saying, I’m telling you why we pray.
Spurgeon believed prayer to be the very catalyst for all blessings. I agree, and again, I will take it a bit further to say that prayer is THE blessing. Although God doesn’t wait for us to pray for what we need, He does move as we pray.
James said it this way: “You have not because you ask not”.
The distinct grace and blessings you enjoy this very minute could directly result from another person’s prayer for you.
I think I might be a Christian because my grandparents prayed. My mom prayed. My uncle prayed. I do not doubt that I’m enjoying abundant peace and provision because of them “talking to” God on my behalf.
Perhaps you are, too!
Maybe you, too, are the result of the prayers of your mother, father, grandparents, friends, or even ancestors.
Note: I don’t believe ancestors help us now. They are dead. Anyone approaching you as an ancestor is a demonic spirit. Be wise.
Back to why we pray.
My point: the very matter that makes up who we are could have been a result of someone’s prayer.
Lord, help me pray often.
Just remember, you are only as strong as your prayer life, Christian Woman.
Think of prayer as healthy food. If you eat a little, your strength is limited, but if you eat good, wholesome food regularly, you have energy, stamina, and a strong immune system. Your strength is strong and abundant, Lady!!!
Prayer builds your spirit-man and helps you understand God’s heart and presence in a way nothing else ever could.
Why we pray to God…
We get clear benefits when we pray to God. Below are the benefits I enjoy when I have a healthy, consistent prayer life. I put them in big old gray boxes so you won’t miss them. 😀
Prayer caresses your spirit and settles anxiety. The key is to sit in the presence of God. Just being with Him.
Something mighty happens in prayer. It gives you direct contact with the Father and the Holy Spirit. You come out with a different kind of confidence for your life than when you have weak or sporadic prayer habits.
Prayer does something to your heart. Something very supernatural. I think that’s why the Word of God tells us to pray for our enemies. If you pray long enough for someone, it’s impossible to hate them. At least for me anyway. I find it easier to forgive a person after I’ve prayed for them. Do you agree? Have you found that to be true too?
The importance of prayer is clear.
Take full advantage of your VIP pass and spend some time in meaningful prayer this week. Make it a regular habit, okay?
Don’t take it for granted. I am talking to myself, too. We’re blessed to have a God who cares and a God who hears us. That’s why we pray.
You know, just yesterday, I was in a board room, and guess what I was doing? I was praying. They had no clue, but I was. Prayer is how we do our lives. It’s how we stay connected. It’s a Christian thing!
As Spurgeon said, it can also usher into your life the blessings you need! But those are byproducts. The true joy is to know Him and be with Him.
Amen? What do you think?
Some Prayer Scriptures for my beautiful Christian Sister:
James 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.