Do you pray? If you don’t, you are missing out on an opportunity to commune with the God of the universe. God wants us to talk to Him and draw closer to Him.
Just as a small child runs into the arms of their mother or father, so should we run into the arms of our Heavenly Father by praying to Him and talking to him.
Making it a habit to pray to God every day will strengthen your spiritual life and help you become all that God intends for you to be. Not to mention that you’ll feel better and improve the quality of your interpersonal relationships.
God even commands us to pray. Therefore, we can be sure it is the right thing to do. Jesus said:
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.Matt. 7:7-8
We need not worry if our prayers are doing any good. If we’re truly seeking God, we can trust in the effectiveness of our prayers:
The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.James 5:16b
The closer we draw to God, the more aligned with Him we’ll become in our heart. We’ll have the confidence that our wants are God’s wants:
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.Ps. 37-4
But what if you don’t see answers to your prayers? Never fear, because God is still in control:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Phil. 4:6-7
Our job is to pray and keep on praying, even when that inner voice tells us that it’s not doing any good.
That’s when our faith muscle kicks in, and we can trust in God that He will work everything out for the best:
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.Rom. 8:28
Even when things look bleak, we can be confident that God will not let us down. His way is the right way, so we should continually pray for His will to be done.
Doing so will increase our faith even more and enrich our lives here on earth while we wait to go to our eternal home in Heaven.
So, you’re not sure if you’re going to Heaven or not?
There’s only one sure way to know. Ask Jesus into your heart to be the Lord of your life. Then, you can be certain you’ll have eternal life.
It’s the most important decision you’ll ever make.
After you accept Jesus, pray every day for wisdom and direction. God won’t let you down.