Discovering the answer to this question is a life-long quest. And so this article by no means is meant to be a exhaustive dissertation but rather a brief meditation to clear up a little confusion and whet our appetites to go deeper into prayer.
To help us on our journey to become women of prayer.
So, as promised, here is the first of various 2-3 minute devotionals on prayer written by my lovely Mexican mama and prayer warrior, Ada Santos.
Devotional by Ada Santos
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saintsEphesians 6:18
Once I asked a lady how I could pray for her and she got angry and replied, “I’m not sick, I don’t have any problems and I don’t need you to pray for me.”
Just like that woman, many people think that prayer is a magic wand that solves all your problems and you only need it if you’re sick or in troubles.
But that is not what prayer is.
So, what is prayer?
…the marvelous way that every daughter of God can communicate with her Heavenly Father. With God Himself, the Owner of all that exists; Creator of the universe and each one of us.
…a privilege that not everyone has, only those who are children of God.
…a sincere and open conversation, not just to ask Him that He will do what we want, but to tell Him that we love Him, to worship Him & ask that His will be done in our lives.
The Apostle Paul tells us that we are to pray at all times: with problems or without, heathy or sick, whether we are sad or happy. With all perseverance.
It is continual communion with our Father, the Maker of Heaven and earth.
If we are in constant communication with God, when sickness or troubles do come, we will not be dismayed. Instead, we will tell our Lord what is happening in our lives and wait for His help to carry on.
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And as always,
Be Kind. Be Encouraging. Be a Multiplier!