But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. – Matthew 6:6 (NIV)
I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but prayer doesn’t come all that naturally to me. It often feels like a lot of work. At the end of the day, I’d rather go to bed or watch TV than to spend time praying. In the morning, it’s easy to just want to sleep in until the last minute possible. It’s really easy to put praying off.
But there is power in prayer. And as Christians, prayer should be a part of our lives each day. Why? Because prayer gets God involved in every detail and moment of our lives.
If you’re in your first class of the day, and you don’t understand the math problem being taught, you can pray and ask God for an idea to help you understand it better. If you struggle with making friends, you can ask God for help in that area. Whatever you face each and everyday, it’s better when you get God involved in it through prayer.
“Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one ever bothered to ask” – Billy Graham.
God is willing to help us out. It’s just up to us to go and ask. When we pray, we’re opening up the door for God to get involved in every area of our lives. So today, don’t be afraid to pray. Don’t worry if you’re saying the right words or doing the right thing. Instead, just talk to God. Have a heart that is willing to talk, share, and listen to Him. That’s all that God asks.
Begin to make prayer a part of your life, and you can experience the power that God will make available to you, if you simply dare to ask.