I recall, as I was growing up, seeing (and hearing) my parents pray about everything. I would often hear my mother praying every afternoon in her room. “Oh my goodness,” my siblings and I thought. She was soooo loud! I promise you that the entire neighborhood could hear her praying and praising the Lord. LOL! And I will never forget attending the many prayer meetings at church and parishioners’ homes. I didn’t understand all the praying at that time, but I do now.
I have been faced with many trials and decisions that only God was able to resolve… through prayer. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. No, it doesn’t mean you have to drop on your knees every second. It means, always being mindful of Christ throughout your day. Prayer not only changes your circumstances, it will also transform you. Your conversations change, your thought process changes, and most of all your heart changes. The effectiveness of praying may sound far-fetched, but it’s the truth. Try it. 🙂
There is nothing too big nor hard for God. Satan will try to fill your head with lies and say that your situation is too much for God or you’re not worthy to pray. Don’t believe the hype!! God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! (Ephesians 3:20 MSG) God is ready to attend to the prayers of his people! For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. (1 Peter 3:12)
Devote a specific time for you and God to meet. I prefer to have devotion early in the morning before I get my day started. Trust me, I know how hectic life can become in a matter of seconds. My goal is to keep God first and allow him to direct my paths.
But you know what works best for you… As I have said before, lay your burdens before God. He is ready to give you rest.