Too Blessed To Pray

It was about 2:00 a.m. this morning that I was awakened by a disturbing dream. I shuttered even to speak about it. I was quite disturbed over the fact that this dream seemed so real. Immediately, without hesitation, I prayed.

Honestly, I don’t always pray as I oft. But I am learning that prayer is one of the most powerful weapons God gave us.

Later, this morning, at 6:00 a.m., I called into the prayer-line and just like the Lord; my prayer was answered because today’s subject dealt with Prayer.

Each morning, I also visit one particular website that is dedicated to prayer. This website is set up for those asking for prayer and those who are willing to intercede on behalf of others.

While we all need prayer, I feel it is my purpose to pray for others and that’s what I do.

Of late however, I have notice a barrage of prayer requests for breaking up marriages, children sports teams to win championships, asking for a curse against family members and co-workers and for a few, to win the lottery. The overwhelming majority of prayer requests are for self-interest.

Then there is the other side of prayer where some people believe they are too blessed to pray. To be honest, a segment of Americans seem to fit into this category. As a citizen of the U.S. we have been truly blessed with a good quality of life compared to some nations, which I have served as a short-term missionary.

But yet, while some think that they are too blessed to pray, we are now witnessing the horror of wars, famines, pestilence, poverty, hunger, great earthquakes and lovers of self. Depravity among mankind is getting worse and yet, those who should be praying for change don’t have the time to pray or think that their prayers won’t make a difference.

Realizing that the Bible is the express Word of God has made a total change in my life and has kept me from dangers seen and unseen. I come to recognize that prayer is not about my elevation but humbling me before God.

Jesus, teach me how to pray.

 

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian

Luke 11:1-4
1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.