“Prayer Changes US“
By Carol Holmstrom, National Communications Director
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Matthew 6:5-8
Have you ever been in a place where you just didn’t know what to pray, much less how to pray?
Maybe you’ve asked these questions:
- Does God really hear me?
- Does He really care what I’m going through?
- Does He really want to hear me talk about this again?
I think if we’re honest, we’ll all been there. I know there have been many times in my own life when I felt like I was talking to the ceiling. Are my prayers really making a difference?
Here’s the good news friends. We don’t have to have fancy prayers, we can talk to God like he’s our Daddy. He doesn’t care how we pray. He is listening. He wants to hear from us today. He wants us to listen. He wants us to hear from Him today.
Prayer changes things. Prayer changes us.
“If prayer depends on how I pray, I’m sunk. But if the power of prayer depends on the One who hears the prayer, and if the One who hears the prayer is my Daddy, then I have hope.” – Max Lucado