I am learning that our perspective about prayer says quite a bit about our beliefs and lack of understanding of the true and effective power of prayer. In the last few days I have heard that the only thing the disciples truly asked Jesus to teach them is how to pray. What does that tell you about its power? When people are talking about a situation a friend or family member is experiencing and the comment ‘all I can do is pray’ is spoken it sounds so last resort and as if I can’t help them…prayer is not a last ditch effort to make change, people say I don’t know how to pray…there is no right way or right words the most important part of prayer is that it is sincere, comes from the heart and is offered with the belief in its power. If you pray and have thoughts that I really am not helping or believe nothing is going to change, you are only viewing a response from your perspective and your timing. Belief in the power of prayer is offering your prayers to God and giving the prayer to Him and believing that He loves you and the people you are praying for, no matter what the outcome may be…God is not a genie in a bottle, He is your Creator, Savior and all loving Father. May God’s peace be with you.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous man is powerful and effective.”
(This photo was taken in June of 2016 in a neighborhood near Plymouth, Minnesota)