Posted by Lynda Davis | Posted in Inspirational | Posted on 26-03-2010
James 5:16 - The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Psalms 55:17 – Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
Dearest Friends – When your heart is broken and your mind is in turmoil it is often hard to settle into the posture of prayer. The soul that is wounded by so many of today’s tragedies, lost perhaps in isolation and rejection, may find it unbearable to think of truly quieting the thoughts and focusing on prayer. The thoughts can be racing, screaming for relief, or just be a jumbled mess which seems impossible to control or sort out. But may these words of inspiration truly touch the pain of your life today and somehow relate to you that with God’s help, you can find peace. With God’s help you can be at rest in your situation knowing God is in control and very much aware of your every need.
Beloved, prayer is not something we have to be in a church building to partake of. Prayer is not something reserved for only the purest of sanctuaries or holiest of places. Nor is prayer meant for only the purest of pilgrims or holiest of saints. Prayer is an open line of communication between God and man. When we are facing trial upon trial, heartache upon heartache, He’s there for us, awaiting our call. If there is pain or pressure in your life, if the oppression is overwhelming, prayer will sustain you. Prayer will see you through if you continue to seek the Lord. Don’t give up. Don’t get weary and turn back. Don’t throw away your confidence when it’s needed most. As in the scripture above, seek Him morning, noon and night. Cry aloud to Him and He will hear your prayers.
Scripture says “whosoever will” may come. That includes you, that includes me, whosoever includes everyone. Yes, we can come boldly before His throne of grace because of the shed blood of Jesus. Scripture says in Hebrews 10:22 - Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith. Precious friends, scripture says God hears our cries and is near to all who call upon Him. His understanding is infinite and His greatness is unsearchable. Knowing He’s there for us, knowing He hears our cries, draw near in faith with full assurance that as He has heard your cries, He will help you in time of need.
Prayer to me is a deeply personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus His Son. In trial and tribulation I can talk to God about anything and everything. His shoulders are big enough to handle any issue I may face, or challenges I feel I can’t face. He’s with me for the long haul and most often issues are not resolved overnight. Sometimes trials are prolonged but He is there to give me strength to keep going when I want to give up. I can fall on my face and humbly be honest in the midst of failure or defeat. I can pace the floor as I reason together with God. I can lift my hands in praise and worship. Or I can sit quietly in times when I don’t know what to say, don’t know what to pray. I only know He’s there, listening, loving, and working something out even if I don’t see it or sense it at that moment.
Scripture says in Psalms 73:28 – But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works. So dear ones, put your trust in God and with confidence draw near to Him in prayer, for this is a good thing and good for us as scripture relates. Prayer is a truly precious gift. When you consider that God that created the Universe that is infinitely bigger than our minds can even comprehend, God that created man so fearfully and wonderfully made, as scripture refers to us, this God longs to have fellowship with us, and prayer is the purest form of fellowship with our Lord. No matter what you may be facing, pray it through. No matter how long it may take, pray it through. Stand on your most holy faith and believe with every fiber of your being for divine intervention, and watch Him come and save you and redeem your life. In the end He will deliver your soul in peace from the battle that is against you (Psalms 55:18). On the other side of the heartache and misery you will be singing a new song of praise to our God because you remained faithful and prayed it through.
The grace of our Lord be with you all.
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