Thursday, April 3, 2014

Prayer Power

             The storm's a coming and we cannot stop it.  What shall we do?  We should turn our worries into prayers.  Psalm 4;1  ''Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.''
             The trouble is that most often we don't call out to God, but rather we let our fears control us with worry.  'Prayer should not be regarded as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty.'  Over and over again God says, “Ask of me, and I will” and “If my people will humble themselves and pray, then will I . . .” and “Ask and it will be given to you.”
           '' Moreover, there is scriptural evidence that there are times when our failure to ask God for something results in his holding back on the blessings or protection he wanted to provide.  Ezekiel 22:30-31  ''I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.”  No matter how you interpret passages like this one, one thing is clear: God wants us to pray.'' []
             When we feel drained, like our cell phone batteries, we should plug into our true charging power.....prayer.  It is always available but you must be willing to connect with that outlet.


  1. Good one, Angie. Prayer is hard work, and when we get lazy, it tends to be the first to go. A shame, isn't it, that we would dare to fail to commune with our Creator, Sustainer, the Lover of our souls?

  2. Great application! I prayed frequently for the system to weaken as soon as I heard it was coming. But I still worried. And yet God answered that prayer in spite of me b/c it wasn't as bad as they predicted. (It was bad enough but still mild compared to what they projected it would be.) I guess my "faith" battery was weak yesterday. But still, God helped us. And I"m grateful!

  3. Yesterday's blog was very convicting, Angie. "Prayer should not be seen as a duty, but as a privilege" I hope I can keep that in my mind for the rest of my days. Thank you for that pearl. Joel

  4. Great blog. So many times we wait until the storm hits before we pray, instead of being in constant communion with our Provider that He might know our desires and that our trust is in Him. Loved your last paragraph, too....what a great analogy. I am all about analogies, LOL!! Love you, T.