Praying..is it necessary?
To answer my own question I certainly think it is. It is my quiet time, my time of talking with Jesus . What do I talk about? Everything, really, anything and everything. Last night I was asking for his strength in dealing with my eldest. Boy is she hard work at the moment, 17 years old and knows everything, well thinks she does. Like others her age, everything I say and do is wrong, especially about this new boyfriend!! I also prayed for forgiveness about what I think of him but really a more self centered, controlling individual I have never met. He even wants her to go to his church rather than the one Chrissie has grown up with. I see many more days of this dominating my prayers. The peace I receive from sharing in prayer is so hard to describe, comforting doesn’t really cover it.
The bible says:
“..do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6-7
Prayers are a constant in my life, I love communicating with Jesus and I believe there should not be any prescribed way to do it. I talk with Jesus throughout the day but I also like to set aside quiet time, for me that is usually before I get up and before I sleep. Shared prayer is also supportive and can be inspiring. I belong to a prayer group in my church and find great comfort in attending and sharing my concerns.
Before you dismiss prayer, try it, it is your first step to Jesus. This videos might help..