Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Meaning of Prayer

As a child you may have been taught to say a prayer at meal times, or before you sleep at night, you may not have understood why, but you knew it was needed to be continually blessed each day.

Saying a prayer is in fact talking with God, not only expressing thanks or asking for protection, but also telling him (though he already knows) your intimate feelings, desires and dreams. By taking a moment to pray, you are actually giving God the opportunity to be a part of your life, since he will not force himself upon your heart.

Prayer is a powerful tool that is able to lift the spirit, bring comfort in times of suffering and rest to a weary soul. It can open the mind to spiritual things and further understanding of the ways of God.

Some may say “with all the suffering in the world, why bother to pray?” And the answer is simple, if you have to face the heavy burden of pain and torment everyday with no where to turn, no hope of relief and no one to provide comfort, then the dark pit that you think is your life, will stifle your soul and you will become as nothing.


  1. Nice first post, I look forward to reading more!

  2. I loved your blog on prayer. In the book of Revelation it lets us know that the prayers of the Saints are mixed with incense and assisted by angels as they go up to God.