Saturday, January 4, 2014

" The Prayer … "

I pray you'll be our eyes
And watch us where we go
And help us to be wise
In times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer when we lose our way
Lead us to a place
Guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe
Let this be our prayer ...
Just like every child ...
Give us faith so we'll be safe ...
~ Celine Dion ~ The Prayer ~

Ever wonder why we need to pray at all?  I mean if God already knows what we need and is in charge then what is the point?
Well, if you consider that prayers are “divinely appointed”, then we can believe that God tells us about it in His Words.  Perhaps in simpler terms, prayers can be defined as talking to God and are a means, not an end in itself ... which carries His design accomplishes His purpose.
“Faith infuses prayer with great expectancy and is a gift by which the Holy Spirit grants us spiritual sense and sensibilities. It is the opposite of wishful thinking, apprehending unseen realities ... “

We pray because we long for connection  we regain perspective in our relationship with the Divine and of our place of humility.
We pray because we want to align with God’s will ... we have the ability to lift our challenges to Him, surrender, and trust the process.
We pray because we can ... God expects to hear from us and he hears all requests.
We pray because we feel more centered ... a sense of grounded-ness and serenity results.

Personally,  I think of prayer as a conscious relationship or friendship with God.  And similar to great conversations I have had with close friends, I have had some good ones with Him.  Instead of making deals or asking for conditional wishes to be granted, I believe with my heart to let go and let God ... and praise Him for his kindness and mercy.

Hence, perhaps we pray at our deepest level because we are drawn by the bonds of love and our deepest reality ... aligning with Him and help experience a deeper well-being 

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