The Power of Prayer

“The Great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love.”- Andrew Murray

When we are struggling through trying times sometimes praying seems to be the last thing that we would ever want to do. Often times instead of turning to God in times of trouble we run from Him. We hide our faces from the one who can bring us comfort. Perhaps because it seems that we would then also need to confront our anger at God for the circumstances we are going through. Anger that we, perhaps, don’t want to admit to. Anger that we feel guilty about. So instead we pretend to be stronger than we are and try to go it alone.

What we are missing in this is that God created us. He knows us better than we could ever dream of knowing ourselves. He already knows that you are mad at him and more importantly he completely understands why. Even though He is not the one who has brought you the suffering and is not to blame. He understands your feelings, your hurt, your anger. He will not turn away from you if you come to him with these things.

Prayer is not about pretending to be better than we are. God knows who we are and how we are. He hates dishonesty and all that He ever asks for is authenticity; that we turn to him naked in our truth. It is then that he can help us realize what the lies are that we are believing. It is then that he can reveal to us what His true love is all about.

He asks you to come as you are. If you are struggling to turn to God try doing it slowly with just five minutes a day dedicated to prayer, gradually growing it as your heart allows.

Trust in Him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to Him,
for God is our refuge.
-Psalms 62:8

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